Search Results: "Lily Archer"


BOOK REVIEW

LILY by Abigail Thomas
by Abigail Thomas, illustrated by William Low
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Beautifully reflecting the simple story's mood, Low's art is rendered in richly shadowed pastels brightened by occasional patches of sun; he's especially creative in using points of view to emphasize Lily's uncertainty and sense of loss. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The trauma of moving as experienced by an appealing little black dog—an inspired take on this frequent topic, since it's truly impossible to tell Lily what's going on or to reassure her with explanations. Read full book review >

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THE POISON APPLES by Lily Archer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The Poison Apple members are not really mean enough to exact the punishment they want, but they are entertaining and their hyperbolic tales of woe might be what's most appealing to gossip-loving adolescents. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Three stepdaughters from very different backgrounds attend a posh New England boarding school and eventually plot to get even with their stepmothers by becoming the "Poison Apples" (alluding to the Snow White fairy tale). Read full book review >

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LILY by Cindy Bonner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Even readers who don't approve of Lily's love-choice will cheer for her all the way."
Bonner's beguiling first novel—about love between a hard- working farm girl and an outlaw in 1883 Texas—manages to be thoroughly romantic without romanticizing violence: a wonderful evocation of time and place and the voice of a strong, hopeful 15- year-old girl. Read full book review >

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Lily by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"In this moving and magical literary journey, a heroine grapples with a terrifying power."
A young girl gains the ability to see the death of anyone she touches in this debut "modern(ish)" fairy tale. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2009

"Along with the obligatory pleasures of watching Spade dealing with familiar supporting characters for the first time, Gores, a far more virtuoso plotter than Hammett, keeps multiple pots boiling furiously while providing a pitch-perfect replica of his master's voice."
Veteran Gores (Glass Tiger, 2006, etc.) spins the straw of an origin story for the firm of Spade & Archer, violently dissolved in the opening chapters of The Maltese Falcon, into storytelling gold. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Splendid reproductions, photos and sketches. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the 19th-century equivalent of being asked to model for a Vogue spread shot by Annie Leibovitz, little Kate Millet is noticed by the famous painter John Singer Sargent and asked to pose for him. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOST ARCHER SISTERS by Lisa Gabriele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A richly crafted tale of redemption and reinvention that stands out from the crowd."
Canadian sisters clash and cling. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON ARCHER by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"In the end, his logical leaps reveal a murderer with a genuinely gothic, if not terribly plausible, motive."
On the morning of a great hunt, a hidden archer bags Lord Henry Fitzalan, who used his power to alienate everyone around him—and even a few across the Channel, perhaps including his fellow hunter Amaury de Croan, the cunning envoy from Philip IV of France. Read full book review >

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JENNY ARCHER TO THE RESCUE by Ellen Conford
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Conford sticks to her proven formula in this fifth "Springboard Book" about the irrepressible Jenny. Read full book review >

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LATELY LILY by Micah Player
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2014

"Very young children deserve a better reason to get excited about our world than this bit of promotional fluff. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Lily, a cute freckled redhead with enormous eyes, flits through a number of unnamed countries with her stuffed zebra, Zeborah. Read full book review >

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CONSIDER LILY by Anne Dayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2006

"Any reader who takes her faith seriously will be unimpressed by Lily's smug, shallow brand of Christianity."
The authors of Emily Ever After (2005) return with more Christian chick lit. Read full book review >