Search Results: "Linda Joy Singleton"


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THE CURIOUS CAT SPY CLUB by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Although readers may have to push through the slow-moving middle, this enjoyable mystery has a satisfying ending and a neatly calibrated level of suspense for middle school readers. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Three children from disparate social groups at middle school team up to solve a mystery, becoming friends in the process, in this series kickoff. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF THE ZORSE'S MASK by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is straight-up series fiction, but it's well-done, and mystery aficionados, especially those who love animals, will find it entertaining and enjoyable. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Three middle school friends try to figure out who abused a zorse (horse/zebra cross) and why the owner's adult son is so eager to get him back. Read full book review >

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SNOW DOG, SAND DOG by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Ally is a clever and creative character that kids with similar afflictions will relate to. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An imaginative little girl named Ally adores dogs but can't have one of her own due to her allergies. Read full book review >

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BURIED by Linda Joy Singleton
Released: March 1, 2012

"A good-humored romp with a series-opening unresolved ending; chances are good that goth mystery fans will be too buried in zany clues to notice. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Goth-girl teen with magical "finding" powers unravels the mystery of a dead baby in this first book in a new paranormal series. Read full book review >

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MEMORY GIRL by Linda Joy Singleton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"This familiar-feeling novel nevertheless takes a different look at the cost of conformity and the price of independence. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
For most teenagers, fitting in is a high priority. But for some, remaining independent is even more important. Read full book review >

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A CAT IS BETTER by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Catnip for cat owners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A clear manifesto from a finicky feline to a new owner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Those with a serious interest in Maya myth, symbol, and art, though, can excavate much of value here. (Illustrations—250, including 24 pages color)"
How elements of the Maya creation myth can be found in ancient Maya art as well as in today's Maya folk culture. Read full book review >

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WHY DOGS CHASE CARS by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2004

"As funny as it is, Singleton's humor has a sharp edge, and his episodic account of life in the hinterlands is as poignant as it is outrageous."
Fourteen interconnected stories depict the strange and ineluctable process by which an odd teenager grows into a semi-serious young man. Read full book review >

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WORK SHIRTS FOR MADMEN by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The canned southern whimsy is rather self-consciously cute and provides gags rather than character development."
A nominally comic novel in which a Southern artist contends with his wife, his drinking, his buddies and his out-of-control life. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Enjoyable like a slice of chocolate cake, minus the guilt."
In Singleton's debut novel, a compulsive eater finds health, love and happiness. Read full book review >

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DROWNING IN GRUEL by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"A strong appetite for Southern shtick (if not for gruel itself) might enhance readers' appreciation for the down-home whimsy of these tales."
From South Carolina writer Singleton (Novel, 2005, etc.), a collection of 19 reprinted stories, some of them suffering from a slight case of the cutes. Read full book review >