Search Results: "Lisa Jahn-Clough"


BOOK REVIEW

ALICIA’S BEST FRIENDS by Lisa Jahn-Clough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2003

"Alicia handles a thorny issue with her usual panache; readers will rejoice in the return of this spunky, bespectacled heroine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The inimitable Alicia grapples with the problem of jealous friends in this wise tale from Jahn-Clough (Alicia Has a Bad Day, 1994). Read full book review >

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ALICIA HAS A BAD DAY by Lisa Jahn-Clough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Funny and original. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Alicia, who is normally a very happy person, tries everything she can think of to shake her terrible mood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC YUMMY by Lisa Jahn-Clough
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1997

"With an exuberant cast of children of various races, this is not the first book to combine the alphabet, alliteration, and food, but it's certainly among the most appealing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cheerful alphabet book brimming with good things to eat, from Jahn-Clough (My Happy Birthday Book, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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FELICITY & CORDELIA by Lisa Jahn-Clough
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"The bunnies' differences are played up amusingly in both words and pictures, but there's still not enough here to make Felicity and Cordelia stand out from the odd-couple crowd—though Felicity's letters home lend themselves nicely to classroom application. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jahn-Clough's low-key tale of friendship breaks no new ground but is pleasantly quirky nonetheless. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND AND I by Lisa Jahn-Clough
Released: March 1, 1999

"Jahn-Clough's pleasantly stubby children convey both healthy loud-mouthed anger and substantial charm. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A skirmish over a favorite stuffed rabbit nearly destroys a friendship and the toy itself, but well-timed physical and emotional bandaging saves the day. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DOG by Lisa Jahn-Clough
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2006

"But while an effective allegory for the illuminative possibilities of love and friendship, the foreboding nature of the illustrations, combined with the simplicity of the text, make this an awkward fit for either very young or older readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An abandoned pooch transforms an artist's bleak perspective. Read full book review >

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123 YIPPIE by Lisa Jahn-Clough
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"If pictures can sing, these do. (Picture book. 1-3)"
All it takes to throw a big party is a houseful of kids, animals, birds, and monsters in droves numbered one to ten; Jahn- Clough (ABC Yummy, 1996, etc.) gets the whole event down on the page. Read full book review >

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ON THE HILL by Lisa Jahn-Clough
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 2004

"Somehow, it makes you feel that everything is going to be all right. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Camille and Franzi live—unbeknownst to one another—on opposite sides of a hill. Read full book review >

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MY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOOK by Lisa Jahn-Clough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Small in scale, perfectly sized for a pocket, this book offers a festive start to any young child's birthday observances. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jahn-Clough (Alicia Has a Bad Day, 1994, not reviewed) introduces a heroine who vibrates off the page with glee. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT BLUE by Lisa Jahn-Clough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Starts out strong, but ultimately fizzles out. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An insightful, if not entirely successful, exploration of the effects of trauma on memory and identity. Read full book review >

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ME, PENELOPE by Lisa Jahn-Clough
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2007

"This device, used by many authors for teens, is tiresome, but does serve up extra drama for the intended audience. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Penelope—or Lopi—is a solitary sort who wishes for two things: to graduate early from high school, and to have sex with someone she loves. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY GIRL, CITY GIRL by Lisa Jahn-Clough
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Phoebe's lesbian feelings are not resolved by the end, leaving her simply as a growing girl with more confidence, better able to make friends and join the world. (Fiction. YA)"
A story with feminist and lesbian overtones follows 13-year-old Phoebe, raised on an isolated Maine farm, in her developing friendship with Melita, the 14-year-old daughter of an unstable actress from New York City. Read full book review >