Search Results: "Linda Daly"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST PILGRIMAGE by Linda Daly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"A daughter's tender tribute to a remarkable mother."
Philanthropist and environmental activist Daly writes about her spiritual search as she shared her mother's courageous 4-year battle with the ravages of pancreatic cancer. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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SURPRISE! SURPRISE! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2017

"While repeated readings won't offer surprise, squeals of laughter are assured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The story opens with the trope of a longed-for child and has as many twists as a pig's tail. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR ROAD by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2006

"Wonderful endpapers introduce each of the story's characters and bring the warmth and exuberance of the interior illustrations to the reader from start to finish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Five short picture-book chapters celebrate life in a cozy neighborhood in Africa—presumably South Africa, where the author/illustrator draws his inspiration. Read full book review >

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SIX BLIND MICE AND AN ELEPHANT by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"Sweet illustrations and an updated ending to an old fable allow the moral to come through without the conflicts of earlier versions. Lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a very hot day, an elephant wanders into a barn and has a nap. Excited to finally see an elephant up close, the farmer calls in his family, who call in neighbors to see the magnificent animal. Read full book review >

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THE HERD BOY by Niki Daly
by Niki Daly, illustrated by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Affectionate and existential, Daly has well and fully caught Malusi's immediate circumstance and his horizons. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A day in the life and dreams of a young South African herding boy. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S COOKING, JAMELA? by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"This little girl is a charmer and so is her story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When her family purchases a young chicken, Jamela names her Christmas and enthusiastically helps to fatten her up for her namesake holiday. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMELA! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Daly's warm illustrations support his persuasive premise that it takes a village to raise a child. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Creative Jamela's desire for a pair of fancy shoes leads to complications. Read full book review >

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OLD BOB’S BROWN BEAR by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2002

"Young readers will want to bring a stuffed friend along when reading this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proclaiming that as a child he's never had a teddy bear to love, Old Bob is surprised with the gift of a brand-new bear on his birthday. Read full book review >