Search Results: "Lis Coplestone"


BOOK REVIEW

NOAH’S BED by Lis Coplestone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"As a riff on the Noah's Ark story, this succeeds swimmingly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Among the raft of Noah's Ark retellings flooding the Bible story shelves, this interpretation stands out by focusing on a smaller part of the tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WALK IN THE WILD WOODS by Lis Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Jones's book begins as a traditional 'message' story but delights with a fantasy twist and a subtler bit of wisdom. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A toy rabbit has an unexpected forest adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONLIGHT & SHADOW by Elisabeth Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, the story is ultimately satisfying and the lesson learned will always strike a chord in those trying to overcome their fears. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young horse, Moonlight, is introduced to his shadow in this take on the familiar theme of facing one's fear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"Of much interest to environmentalists, community planners, and policy wonks."
Create a clean, green paper mill in the heart of New York, adding jobs and dollars to a failing economy? Rare is the good idea that is realized without being made somehow less good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHORISTER AT THE ABBEY by Lis Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2008

"Well-realized characters can't make up for the overblown plot."
The murder of an unpopular history buff discloses dark secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Despite such burdens, Harris's four married couples endure through better and worse, making this a useful survival manual for newlyweds."
An absorbing look at the complicated, ever-changing institution of marriage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Attractive illustrations and the secret may appeal to kids, but not enough to overcome the contrivances. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What begins as a pleasant exchange of letters between young Ruby, who lives in the city, and her grandfather, who lives in the country, quickly becomes a maudlin tale overshadowed by social ills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CANDIDATE by Lis Wiehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though it's easy to enter and savor the wholly fictional world of politicians driving, and driven by, the media, Wiehl's plot is well-worn and derivative, with a predictable ending unworthy of her plucky heroine."
A senator's wife may have more invested in the campaign than just her good name. Can a reporter uncover the truth before she becomes the next target? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLORIA RISING by Ann Cameron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2002

"Live and Learn' is the unstated theme, and by the end, readers will have a sense of what makes even Mrs. Yardley and Billy tick. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Having made it her mission to impart life information to middle-graders, Cameron brings Julian's friend Gloria (Gloria's Way, 2000) to the forefront once again for a series of edifying encounters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EYES OF JUSTICE by Lis Wiehl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"Fans may be dismayed at the demise of a key player, but the fast-paced writing and appealing characters go a long way to making amends."
The surviving members of the Triple Threat (Hand of Fate, 2010, etc.) investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. Read full book review >