Search Results: "Lisa Greenwald"


BOOK REVIEW

LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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11 BEFORE 12 by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Yet another novel about dreading middle school, this breezy beach read is well-done but offers little new. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Two BFFs tackle the anxiety-riddled transition to middle school by creating a list of 11 things to accomplish before their 12th birthdays in November. Read full book review >

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REEL LIFE STARRING US by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This funny, nuanced tale offers keen observations on middle-school life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For eighth-grader Dina, being the new girl at school is a disaster. Read full book review >

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PINK & GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lucy's inimitably irrepressible manner makes her a fine guide through the shoals of early adolescence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Change is looming for 13-year-old Lucy. Read full book review >

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MY SUMMER OF PINK & GREEN by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Through Lucy's perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit, Greenwald reminds readers that dreams are worth pursuing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this sequel to My Life in Pink & Green (2009), 13-year-old Lucy returns, industrious, resourceful and determined to succeed. Read full book review >

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SWEET TREATS & SECRET CRUSHES by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The story is as sweet as the treats the girls dole out. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grade friends Olivia, Georgia and Kate can't wait for Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE IN PINK AND GREEN by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This refreshing novel successfully delivers an authentic and endearing portrait of the not-quite-teen experience. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When 12-year old Lucy learns the family pharmacy might close, she decides to attract customers using her preternatural knowledge of make-up application and products. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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KALE, MY EX, AND OTHER THINGS TO TOSS IN A BLENDER by Lisa Greenwald
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Decent enough for readers looking for something fast and fun to pack in a beach bag, but young feminists will likely throw it at the wall. (Fiction. 13-17)"
It's summer before senior year, and Mia, who needs a boyfriend to "feel like a person," finds herself on the receiving end of a publicly humiliating breakup. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO DOG BEACH by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Remy's quiet tale of change and growth marks a promising start to a new series. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A characteristically sensitive exploration of the emotional life of preteens from Greenwald. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Letizia Galli
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Some additional facts are provided at the end, but no specific references are cited. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In a work subtitled ``The Secret of the Smile,'' readers learn a lot about Leonardo da Vinci, but little about his painting of the woman called Mona Lisa. Read full book review >