Search Results: "Lisa Armstrong"


BOOK REVIEW

VOICES OF HAITI by Lisa Armstrong
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 21, 2012

"A model of long-form feature journalism for the iPad."
A bracing multimedia portrait of life in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there in 2010. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DREW AND THE BUB DADDY SHOWDOWN by Robb Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"Super Agent Mason Stone'' perfectly augment the text. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the cast is finally removed from his broken wrist, Drew discovers that he has miraculously become a talented artist, and begins a comic book loosely based on the adventures of his beloved daredevil older brother, Kyle. Read full book review >

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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RISING by Kelley Armstrong
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"A satisfying conclusion for those following the series. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This final book in the Darkness Rising trilogy resolves the issues introduced in the first two and continues to expand the large cast of characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHATTERED by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An outstanding collection important at any time. (Short stories. 10-14)"
Editor Armstrong (Theodore Roosevelt, p. 104, etc.) compiles a subtle and wrenching assortment of stories about war and its effects on children—particularly poignant in light of the events of September 11th. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The black-and-white photos, taken mostly on glass plates by the expedition's photographer, Frank Hurley, survived along with the men and are of exceptional quality. (maps, not seen, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
PLB 0-517-80014-4 Armstrong (The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan, 1996, etc.) narrates the incredible survival saga of Ernest Shackleton, who with a crew of 27 attempted to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914, and ended up trapped in their ship in the ice pack for seven months. Read full book review >

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PIERRE'S DREAM by Jennifer Armstrong
Released: May 1, 1999

"Armstong (Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, 1999, etc.) is an adept storyteller and Gaber's pastoral illustrations have a mistiness that enhances the dreamy quality of this tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wonderful tumble into a landscape in which dreams and real life overlap, turning the village fool into a masterful performer, and a mere nap into a circus gala. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Provocative, but ultimately unconvincing."
A prominent black conservative alternately enrages and enlightens, but falls far short of his aim: to create a meaningful philosophy that will move African-American readers to take responsibility for their lives. Read full book review >