Search Results: "Libby Hathorn"


BOOK REVIEW

THUNDERWITH by Libby Hathorn
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, a well-written, absorbing debut. (Fiction. 12+)"
In her first YA novel, an Australian author vividly portrays present-day farmers in New South Wales's coastal rain forest. Read full book review >

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THE WONDER THING by Libby Hathorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"These prints have a wet-paint freshness that seems to evoke smells and sounds, as well as sights. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Vibrant illustrations with the look of linoleum block prints carry readers on an absorbing journey across longitudes and latitudes. Read full book review >

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SKY SASH SO BLUE by Libby Hathorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Through it all runs Susannah's sky blue sash, a simple but talismanic scarf, a vehicle to express love, generosity, remembrance, and the tie that binds. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A fine picture book from Hathorn and Andrews: The text, a poem, is provoking and challenging, with a pulsing lyric understatement, while the superb artwork is composed of a collage of fabric snips painted in subtly harmonious, unctuous color. Read full book review >

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WAY HOME by Libby Hathorn
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 1994

"Touching, beautifully wrought, and deeply felt. (Picture book. 5- 10)"
From Australia, a stunningly illustrated depiction of a homeless boy and his kitten. Read full book review >

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THE PILLOW BOOK OF LOTUS LOWENSTEIN by Libby Schmais
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Chick lit par excellence. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
What begins as assigned diary entries à la Sei Shonagun's late-tenth-century The Pillow Book turns into Lotus Lowenstein's tart, irreverent take on sophomore year, written in "franglais." Read full book review >

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FINDING THE FORGER by Libby Sternberg
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Sternberg throws in a couple of nice red herrings along with some action sequences that make the story satisfying, but keeps her focus on the kind of humor that should appeal to high-school readers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This second installment in a series of mysteries featuring Bianca Balducci, 15-year-old detective wannabe, has the feisty sophomore involved in tracking down an art thief. Read full book review >

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IN FOCUS by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A too-large scope and dull treatment scuttle this effort. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This sturdy informational book for middle graders examines 10 areas of the natural and human worlds: ocean, homes, earth and space, landmarks, nature, everyday objects, buildings, fruits and vegetables, animals, and transportation. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A truthful, touching coming-of-age novel that will have particular appeal for 1940s buffs and connoisseurs of New England summer-hotel culture."
Libby, the author of several religious titles (The Forgiveness Book, 2010, etc.), makes his fiction debut with a charming, evocative coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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UNCOVERING SADIE’S SECRETS by Libby Sternberg
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"It's an extra entertainment for mystery fans, one for those who want a puzzle without a ghost or a murder and who don't mind the retro girl stuff. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Publicized as the first in a series of mysteries featuring Bianca Balducci, 15-year-old high-school sleuth, this effort from first-time novelist Sternberg should satisfy mystery lovers, though it will likely annoy forward-thinking young women. Read full book review >

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IBN AL-HAYTHAM by Libby Romero
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"An illuminating introduction to both a significant era in the history of science and one of its brightest stars. (review quiz, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A glowing tribute to one of Islam's—and the world's—greatest early scientists. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT ELIZABETH by Libby Schmais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Provides a few laughs but little else."
A flimsy first novel, loosely centered on two sisters and their romantic affairs. Read full book review >