Search Results: "Lisa Fields"


BOOK REVIEW

TOO PERFECT by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While lacking in literary or pictorial merit, however, the book is one of few on a very timely social problem. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This well-intentioned but highly didactic picture book focuses on the pitfalls of apparent perfection. Read full book review >

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THE TRIPLE BANANA SPLIT BOY/EL NIÑO GOLOSO by Lucha Corpi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"Flawed in its delivery and appeal. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Enrique, el niño goloso, is a boy with a sweet tooth, utterly unable to control his extreme desire for sugary foods. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S CHOCOLATE / EL CHOCOLATE DE ABUELITA by Mara Price
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2010

"A sweet and loving way to introduce history through family connections. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sabrina's much-loved grandmother's latest visit from Mexico is filled with gifts and interesting tidbits about chocolate, Mayan culture and history. Read full book review >

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A CHARMED LIFE / UNA VIDA CON SUERTE by Gladys E. Barbieri
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"With illustrations that suggest a sunny memory, Felicia's story shows the ways that she's part of a continuing cycle, rather than an outsider, and does it without belaboring the point. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young Latina girl has an unexpected encounter while accompanying her mother to work in this bilingual picture book touching on the immigrant experience. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2012

"Sofía's best realization is that her new lifestyle can lead to other positive accomplishments, which helps to cut the didacticism of this good-hearted book. (activity sheet) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A quinceañera and a special purple dress serve as inspiration for a little girl to change her lifestyle with exercise and healthier foods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLDUP by Terri Fields
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Recommended only to teenagers looking for an easy read, one that doesn't promise much depth or heavy-duty soul-searching. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Using a Lazy-Susan approach of rotating perspectives, Fields manages to paint a broad canvas of life as a contemporary high-school student. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A GRIM REAPER by Bali Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A winning first release that admirably blends mortality, adventure, organizational politics and even a bit of love."
Fields' imaginative debut novel features an engrossing, modern world of life and death that will speak to fans of fantasy and secret societies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A thorough investigation of an age-old question, and though the historical record is not complete, Fields's persuasive interpretations and arguments may change some opinions about Richard and his nephews— fate. (16 paages color illustrations, not seen)"
A leading entertainment lawyer attempts to solve the historical mystery of what became of the two young princes who were kept in the Tower of London during the reign of King Richard III. Read full book review >

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Twin River III by Michael Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Tends to meander but delivers flashes of violence that will satisfy action fans."
In Fields' (Twin River II, 2014) latest thriller, security agent Wesley Palladin settles down and criminal forces prepare to further exploit innocent lives.Read full book review >

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AFTER THE DEATH OF ANNA GONZALES by Terri Fields
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Even so, for Mel Glenn fans, or as a resource for dealing with teen suicide, this will be useful in most YA library collections. (Fiction. YA)"
High-school classmates react to a teen suicide in this novel-in-verse. Read full book review >

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CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY by Jennie Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"A standard-issue fairy tale, then, rescued from potential dreariness by its likable characters and its nostalgic and vivid rendering of a neighborhood where benign nosiness still reigns."
From the author of Lily Beach (1993), a pleasant-enough love- cures-all saga set in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the brink of gentrification. Read full book review >