Search Results: "Lesley Ely"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING AFTER LOUIS by Lesley Ely
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

Written by a clinical psychologist, this (fictional) view of an autistic child finding his place in a mainstream classroom bears a clear but not ponderous agenda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEASURING ANGELS by Lesley Ely
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A bit purposeful, but most of the healing is conveyed in the pictures rather than the brief narrative. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young narrator and her former friend are on the outs until shared class projects bring them back together. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS VALIANT
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Valiant (The Valiant #1) by Lesley Livingston

Cover Story: Can’t Unsee
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Modern History
Bonus Factors: Female Gladiators, Cleopatra
Relationship Status: Swords Drawn

Cover Story: Can’t Unsee

At first, I was going to talk about how the young woman on this cover looks like a gladiator, which is ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EAST BEACH by Ron Ely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Mystical stuff, man."
Retired salvage-agent Jake Sands (Night Shadows, 1994) is devastated by the death of nubile Santa Barbara waitress Julie Price, a beach bunny with invitingly soft bosoms, but not so devastated that he can't call her folks and announce that he's on the case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels by Bob Martin
Released: June 26, 2015

"A good-hearted, educational, and affirming adventure that might have reached its full potential with a few adjustments."
A girl and her granddad team up to solve mysteries in this debut children's novel by a granddaughter-grandfather writing team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"A well-written, noteworthy contribution to African-American history."
An illuminating account of the free "Afro-Virginians" who lived and worked in a society and economy dominated by slavery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNY  by Lesley Fairfield
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A well-proportioned volume with a haunting story and characters—both literally and figuratively. (Graphic fiction. 14 & up)"
This searing portrait of a teenager with an eating disorder is a slim comic stuffed with weighty issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARLOS AND LITTLE WOLF by Lesley Harker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"White scratchboard outlines and delicately colored watercolor washes fluidly complement the text. (Fiction. 4-7)"
As Carlos waits for his pomegranates to get big enough to eat, Little Wolf waits for himself to get big enough to eat Carlos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYAWAY by Lesley Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2016

"Towers and stairways and lots of curlicues will intrigue some viewers, but this sweet concoction of a gift book may have a limited audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Feeding the princess craze, this lift-the flap book features a young royal whose bird with beautiful singing voice breaks free from its cage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAPHEAD by Lesley Howarth
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Nevertheless, fans who don't find the Briticisms a stumbling block will be glad MapHead is back for a new adventure. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The half-human hero of MapHead (1994, not reviewed) returns in this moving but convoluted sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEATHER EYE by Lesley Howarth
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Telly's attitudes may strike some as a bit saccharine in the era of Beavis and Butthead, but the characters' cooperation, zeal, and support of scientific solutions is real enough. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a story set at the turn of the 21st century, Howarth (Maphead, 1994, not reviewed) proposes the development of teens as a resource for rescuing the Earth from ecological disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VALIANT by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A familiar-feeling historical adventure elevated by use of setting. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A Celtic princess is abducted, enslaved, and sent to a gladiatrix school in Julius Caesar's Rome. Read full book review >