Search Results: "Lisa Hanawalt"


BOOK REVIEW

BENNY'S BRIGADE by Arthur Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A perfunctory plotline, buried among visual wonders that more than compensate. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this bland but surreal tale two children find a tiny walrus in a nut. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Richly illustrated with black-and-white medieval maps, drawings, illustrations, photographs, documents, and artifacts, this impressive history captures an era—its glory and its breadth. (chronology, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A scholarly but involving history of the Middle Ages, roughly covering the 5th—15th centuries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Exemplary scholarship that blends traditional, painstaking research with contemporary approaches and understandings. (Ten halftones)"
In a densely informative, fluid, and often charming study, Hanawalt (History/University of Minnesota) dashes the widely accepted notions that medieval society lacked the concepts of childhood and adolescence as we understand them, and that it disallowed the cultural space for the expression of these states of development. 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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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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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PROFESSOR WHISKERTON PRESENTS STEAMPUNK ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though just a context-void bagatelle for actual children, perhaps teen and adult steampunk enthusiasts will take a look. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
Here's another ABC book that takes an unusual theme and manipulates the device for a very sophisticated audience. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF BEANBOY by Lisa Harkrader
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2012

"With a full comic adventure that includes a farting superhero, this is an excellent recommendation for kids transitioning between graphic novels and traditional books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Can drawing the winning entry for a comic-book contest solve all of Tucker MacBean's problems? Read full book review >

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EXCUSE ME! by Lisa Kopelke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

The plot of this literally explosive debut may be perfunctory, but the premise will set off fits of giggles. Read full book review >

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QUIET BUNNY & NOISY PUPPY by Lisa McCue
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"For those toddlers who crave more of a story than traditional opposites books offer, this just may fit the bill. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Quiet Bunny's third outing (Quiet Bunny's Many Colors, 2011, etc.) explores opposites as he makes a new friend who is his different from him in every way. Read full book review >

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SQUAWKING MATILDA by Lisa Horstman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"The story chickens out, but the artwork is worth a look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mae is always working on a new project, to the detriment of unfinished previous ones, like making Dog glow in the dark or covering cows' cold udders. Read full book review >

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SUN AND MOON by Lisa  Desimini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The sentiments are lovely, but the tale is driven more by the art and symbolism than plot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Boy meets girl in this contemporary parable about the strength of love and friendship. Read full book review >