Search Results: "Leslie Bowman"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINGS by William Loizeaux
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"Loss settles on the page with a longing that only time and reflection can heal, and that only a top-notch writer can create. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Looking back to the summer of 1960 when he was ten, Nick relates the story of Marcy, a baby mockingbird he rescued and nurtured into saucy confidence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BERRY-PICKING MAN by Jane Buchanan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2003

"Rich and true. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Old Sam, the berry-picking man, smells bad, has terrible manners, and talks to himself all the time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAN Z BY LESLIE KOVE by Betsy Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A standard tale that features a particularly irritating adolescent narrator. The Curse of Holden Caulfield strikes again."
A trip back in time to the 1970s and all, supposedly, that was groovy. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE ESCAPES! by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"His owner's gift of a top hat and cape that exactly match the ones he's lost along the way gives the narrative a circular feel that seems quite fitting for this repetitive outing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hamweenie the marmalade cat makes good on his desire to escape the confines of his everyday life. Read full book review >

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I WISH I WERE BIG by Peter Bowman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"As the animals under observation become larger, Ted appears smaller and smaller by comparison; he's in every spread, and children will want to locate him with every turn of the page. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Ted is a very small bear—considerably smaller than the mouse who helps him reach a raspberry for lunch. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"Clever and quirky, cat lovers will approve and understand, though others may be somewhat mystified. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This portrait of a pampered pet uses sly humor and illustrations with an old-fashioned feel to reveal a marmalade cat's essential feline nature. Read full book review >

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COUNT THEM WHILE YOU CAN by Anne Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"With its pleasing song, breadth of information and world-wide scope, it should go over well in this country, too. (glossary of conservation status terms) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Lyrics set to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" introduce 10 species from around the world that have been deemed endangered or extinct in the wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNTAMED EARL by Valerie Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A sweet and simple Regency story of unrequited love, requited."
In love with one sister, betrothed to the other—what's an earl to do? Read full book review >

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THE REDEMPTION OF GEORGE BAXTER HENRY by Conor Bowman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"This Irish author's dire second novel is a major disappointment after his powerful debut (The Last Estate, 2010)."
Husband cheats and mother-in-law pounces in this short, profane, cartoonish novel. Read full book review >

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VENGEANCE ROAD by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The novel starts with a bang in an interesting setting, but it quickly fizzles into melodrama. (Historical romance. 12-18)"
Kate Thompson seeks revenge at any cost after her father is killed by a gang of robbers who believe he had information about a mythical gold mine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORGED by Erin Bowman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2015

"Gripping but not at all for the faint of heart. (Dystopian adventure. 13-18)"
In the last of the Taken trilogy, Gray sets out with a few of his Expat buddies to discover what villainy is taking place at the Compound, an island fortress run by the evilly dictatorial Frank. Read full book review >