Search Results: "Lezlie Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"A map at the end of the book shows, with color-coded dots, the locations in the world where these languages are spoken. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can You Count Ten Toes? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW DANCE by Lezlie Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Snowmen, sleds, snowball fights, thawing by the fire, hot chocolate time—it's a cozy litany, but Jabar is the one who livens up the static, gerund-laden text with scenes of joyous children, unusual snowmen, and a dog's antics. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rhyming celebration of snow that covers just about every playtime activity possible before, during, and after a snowstorm. ``Pressure's falling/forecast's calling/for a snowstorm late today./`Find your warm boots/lay out snowsuits/do a snow dance and it may!' '' The territory is so familiar that it may not matter that the stanzas are often mundane and occasionally strained in their meter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO LOVES THE LITTLE LAMB? by Lezlie Evans
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Sweet and dreamy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Little ones who are messy, fussy, noisy and not particularly perfect in every way seek assurances that Mama will love them in spite of their faults. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUNNIES’ PICNIC by Lezlie Evans
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"The appealing mix of playful artwork and sing-song rhymes make this an ideal story to share with a preschool audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Evans's bright springtime tale cheerily details a bunny family's attempts to make a tasty stew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2006

"Count to Ten in Ten Different Languages (1999). (Picture book. 5-9)"
The subtitle tells (nearly) all. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"A thoroughly researched, elegantly written historical tale."
Evans (Deadly Reunion, 2011, etc.) creatively imagines the private life of Mary Rose Tudor in this richly textured historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAGE AGAINST THE MESHUGENAH by Danny Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Tedious and ultimately mediocre."
A nice Jewish boy reflects on his experiences with depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN by Geraldine Evans
Released: Dec. 13, 1994

"Dead Before Morning (1993)."
Yorkshire Inspector Joe Rafferty's original hope that Barbara Longman was smothered among the wildflowers in Tiffey Meadow by whoever has already killed two women across the river in Suffolk—somebody he won't have the primary responsibility for catching—is dashed when the Suffolk police get two confessions, but not three, from their suspect, confirming Rafferty's suspicion that his murder is the work of a copycat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HORSE WHISPERER by Nicholas Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1995

"Pretty pale altogether, then, but the publisher will find a large, ready-made audience among devotees of New Age-style romance. (First printing of 600,000; film rights to Hollywood Pictures; Literary Guild main selection)"
The heavily hyped first novel by English screenwriter Evans, who was advanced $3 million for his efforts, offers no surprisesand all the advantages of a formulaic plot. Read full book review >