Search Results: "Linda Petrie Bunch"


BOOK REVIEW

A SNOW DAY FOR HANNAH by Linda Petrie Bunch
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"With a cute hero and gorgeous vistas depicted in clear, bright photos, young readers will happily curl up on a parent's lap to see Hannah's antics."
A puppy goes on joyful adventures in this photo-filled rhyming picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T BUNCH UP by William Van Zanten
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"An alum's splendid, personal tribute to an elite fighting force."
Thanks to its rigorous training and discipline, which engenders esprit as well as confidence bordering on cocksureness, the US Marine Corps ranks among the world's greatest fraternities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Even intense nostalgia cannot justify this book. (Photos, not seen)"
What is there to say about a cookbook whose the author openly admits, ``Personally, I can't cook''? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Although strongly Christian-based, the methods defined here could work for others willing to buck convention and go the home-schooling route."
How a group of children attended college at an early age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2012

"A quirky approach to a fresh way of looking at the human animal."
A guide through the sometimes-consequential, sometimes-zany realm of amateurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERNADETTE AND THE LUNCH BUNCH by Susan Glickman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2009

"Allard's occasional line drawings show a diverse cast of characters and add to the appeal of this substantial chapter book first published in Canada in 2008. (Fiction. 7-9)"
First her best friend moves away and then the school system excludes third graders from the science fair competition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 3, 2011

"A stimulating grab bag of outside-the-box—sometimes out-of-left-field—brainstorms."
As advertised, the author weighs in on everything from space travel to litter boxes in this collection of intriguing but often half-baked proposals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUSY O'BRIEN AND THE CATERPILLAR PUNCH BUNCH by Michelle Poploff
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In a sequel to Busy O'Brien and the Great Bubble Gum Blowout (1990), Busy and friends Mitch and Roe can almost taste the 30 free ice-cream cones they'll receive for nominating the winner in a ``Good Neighbor of the Year'' contest (they'll get to name a new Flavor of the Month, too)—but then stuck-up rival Jolly Van Pelt steps forward with her own candidate. Read full book review >