Search Results: "Leslie Margolis"


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 >

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EVERYBODY BUGS OUT by Leslie Margolis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"Readers will be cheering for Annabelle as she struggles to extricate herself from this tangled web of subterfuge. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Margolis delivers a vivacious third installment in the Annabelle Unleashed series. Read full book review >

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GIRL'S BEST FRIEND by Leslie Margolis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Still, the setting is appealing, and Maggie is a smart and competent heroine whose personal life is just as interesting as—if not more than—her detective work. (Mystery. 10-13)"
In this series debut, Maggie Sinclair tracks down a dognapper and solves a mystery about the noises in the walls of her Brooklyn brownstone apartment building. Read full book review >

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GIRLS ACTING CATTY by Leslie Margolis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Purchase if Annabelle's first appearance was a hit. (Fiction. 9-13)"
On the heels of Boys Are Dogs (2008), in which sixth grader Annabelle learned to control negative boy behavior with dog-training tips, comes this sequel, in which she discovers that girls can be very catty. Read full book review >

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BOYS ARE DOGS by Leslie Margolis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Mildly amusing, the best part of this book is that it may empower a few middle-school victims to take charge of their lives, perhaps with as much success as Annabelle. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth-grader Annabelle is starting the year at a new school because her mother has moved in with her boyfriend, Ted Weeble, a man Annabelle unkindly thinks of as "Dweeble." 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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APOCALIPSTICK by Sue Margolis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Quick in pace and often very funny."
Slapdash farce from the author of Spin Cycle (2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"This thoroughly enjoyable, informative look at America of 35 years ago will revive memories for aging baby boomers and lead all readers to realize how dramatically the country has changed in a mere generation. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Because history involves continual change, all years are transitional; some, however, are more so than others. Read full book review >

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URI GELLER by Jonathan Margolis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An obviously wowed author presents a mostly sympathetic view of the life and times of Uri Geller. (16 photos, not seen)"
A mostly credulous look at the famous Israeli who claims to be able to bend spoons with his mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 1992

"A compelling account of the relentless incursion into one of the earth's last frontiers, and a determined call for calm and reason amidst the clamor of increasingly belligerent antagonists. (Photographs and maps—not seen.)"
A well-organized, carefully researched, and fascinating study of the devastation of the Amazon rain forest; by Margolis, a Newsweek correspondent for eight years in Brazil. Read full book review >