Search Results: "Leslie Peterson"


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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Released: April 14, 2011

"Hard science-fiction fans will find this shelf-bending debut impressive; an ambitious novel that doesn't quite hit it out of the park."
Peterson's science-fiction debut follows a contingent of humans as they take the maiden voyage on the "ultimate spaceship" only to find themselves hopelessly off-course and humankind's last hope to save the universe from death by extreme entropy—the Big Rip. Read full book review >

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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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TEENAGE FATHERS by Karen Gravelle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 11, 1992

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Thirteen in-depth profiles—grouped by the degree of involvement the young men have with their children—strongly reflect the social-work approach of the senior author (Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement, 1989). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Bound to become a must-have app for tech-savvy birders."
Peterson's Field Guides were made to be taken, quite literally, into the field to help birdwatchers and nature lovers quickly identify specimens that often appear and disappear in a matter of seconds. It remains to be seen whether Appweavers' new iPhone and iPad app of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt classic will improve on the book's utility, but several of the app's features, however, suggest they might. Read full book review >

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HOW ANGEL PETERSON GOT HIS NAME by Gary Paulsen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Related with the author's customary matter-of-fact tone and keen comic timing, these episodes will not only keep young readers, of both sexes, in stitches, they're made to order for reading aloud. (Biography. 10-12)"
Dedicated to all 13-year-old boys ("The miracle is that we live through it"), Paulsen's latest collection of possibly autobiographical anecdotes, his most hilarious yet, celebrates that innate impulse to try really stupid stunts, just to see what happens. Read full book review >

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SNAIL HAS LUNCH by Mary Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Not as natural as Frog and Toad's clever repartee but a good purchase for children not quite ready for books without pictures but ready for chapters. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Five busy chapters introduce a reticent snail to the glories of a garden. Read full book review >

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SILVER RAIN by Lois Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Once past the unappealing cover, readers will find an absorbing and perceptive story. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Elsie doesn't know what's worse: living in the garage with your mom, grandmother and uncle behind the house that used to be home or having your father abandon you. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"A thoroughgoing, headlong plunge into answering the Iranian lament that 'Americans don't know us.'"
A captivating though somewhat unwieldy look at the ongoing animus between conservatives and reformists in Iran—played out recently in the reaction to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's grip on power. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL HEART by Brenda Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Provocative in the best sense: it gets the reader mad enough to care."
Strangely gratifying narratives never quite gel and yet stand ably and intriguingly on their own six feet: love story, natural-history lesson, mysticism, direct-action radical politics, xenotransplantation, and redemption. Read full book review >

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THREE GOOD THINGS by Lois Peterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An effective, quick, and involving story. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl struggles to care for her mentally ill mother as they wander from town to town. Read full book review >