Search Results: "Lindsay Lee Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

WORLDS APART by Lindsay Lee Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"This disturbing peek inside a mental institution from Winnie's perspective raises important questions about those who are marginalized out of ignorance. (Fiction. YA)"
A teen moves from Chicago to rural Minnesota in 1959 and finds her new life "worlds apart" from normalcy. Read full book review >

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SOUL MOON SOUP by Lindsay Lee Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"The use of free verse for novels has gained sudden popularity, but this particular effort could have used a slower pace, a separation between poems, and some grit. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Phoebe Rose and her mother are homeless, abandoned by Daddy with no resources to support them, but shelters and a suitcase. Read full book review >

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TEN MOONSTRUCK PIGLETS by Lindsay Lee Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Both the eye and the ear will be entranced. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As everybody knows, piglets are unhinged by the moon, to the light of which they are drawn like really big moths. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE HENRIETTA by Lindsay Lee Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Henrietta's hungry hair.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Hurricane Henrietta has the longest hair in Bald Eagle Falls and she prides herself so much on her long, flowing mane that she refuses to cut it. Read full book review >

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NITRO MOUNTAIN by Lee Clay Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An ambitious, disturbing, and daring debut."
Appalachian noir at its darkest and most deranged. Read full book review >

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UNATTACHED by Kristin Lee Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Johnson (Unprotected, 2012) draws on 20 years' experience as a child protection worker in this chilling look at the darker side of childhood."
A social worker's troubled past threatens her livelihood. Read full book review >

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THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH by Lindsey Lee Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Hella effort but may not make bank."
Kids face every possible pitfall of modern adolescence as they go from eighth grade to senior year of high school in Mill Valley, California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Published a shade too late to join the flood of books commemorating the 150th anniversary of the gold rush, Johnson's study makes a useful yet decidedly secondary reference for scholars and students of the period."
A dutiful, ponderous reconstruction of daily life in the California gold fields. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM JAR by Lindan Lee Johnson
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"2005), illustrated by Jared Lee, this 'Fabulously Fun' flit comes off as decidedly chick-lit-ish—but also more optimistic about the effectiveness of its suggested techniques. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Big sister offers nightmare-ridden little sister a coping strategy in this relentlessly girly debut for Johnson. Read full book review >

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IN PEACE AND FREEDOM by Bernard LaFayette Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"An inspiring story of the human qualities and sacrifices that helped bring about a world we sometimes take for granted."
A co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee tells the story of how a little town in central Alabama became the national stage for the movement that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Read full book review >

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PELLY AND MR. HARRISON VISIT THE  MOON by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"All in all, a light, imaginative romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The going-to-bed routine morphs into a fantastic adventure when Pelly notices an unusual fixture attached to her family's bathtub. Read full book review >

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WHEN BLUE MET EGG by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"A bittersweet tribute to New York City, tinged with deep loneliness and self-delusion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Egg is a snowball that was inadvertently lobbed into Blue's wintery nest by a bundled-up child in Central Park. But Blue doesn't know that. Read full book review >