Search Results: "Lis Toft"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRL WONDER AND THE TERRIFIC TWINS by Malorie Blackman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"B&w pencil drawings of all the mishaps. (Fiction. 6-8.)"
Maxine and her younger twin brothers imagine themselves to be superheroes as they confront everyday problems—like how to retrieve their soccer ball from a grouchy neighbor's flowerbed, rescue a cat from a tree, or persuade their mother to let them have a pet. 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 >

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THE TWILIGHT CIRCUS by Di Toft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Definitely a continuation rather than a freestanding episode, but the author keeps her ongoing plot galloping along and adds an assortment of marvelous new creatures to the cast. (Fantasy.10-13) "
An old foe sets a deadly trap for two young werewolves in a sequel framed by family reunions and positively festooned with hideous vampires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLVEN by Di Toft
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Expect sequels. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The hamlet of Temple Gurney seems ordinary enough—discounting the odd witch, spooky woods and old manor house with a supersecret laboratory. 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 WORLD THAT WE WANT by Kim Michelle Toft
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"A gorgeous look at the interdependence of life on this earth, and a treasure to share with a youngster. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
In a "house that Jack built" pattern, Toft introduces readers to the many habitats that overlap to support the multitude of life on "the world that we want." 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

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

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 >