Search Results: "Lisa K. Weber"


BOOK REVIEW

HOCUS POCUS HOTEL by Lisa K. Weber
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"With a touch of TheTwilight Zone, it's the building and its guests that provide the eeriest entertainment. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Ty Yu, one of the biggest bullies in middle school, recruits Charlie Hitchcock and his "acute visual memory" for a little detective work. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS MOONSTONE by Eric Luper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"With the emphasis on mystery and action rather than history, à la Magic Tree House, this new chapter-book series will appeal to junior detectives. (Mystery. 7-10)"
In this series opener, Cleo and Evan find themselves transported back in time to Victorian England to solve the crime of a stolen diamond. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"This strong follow-up leaves the Sisters 8 and readers poised and eager for their next adventure. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Baratz-Logsted and Co.'s intrepid octuplets return for the third installment in this eight-part series (Annie's Adventures, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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IT'S ALIVE! by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"An engaging, entertaining compendium that will inform and confound. (photos, maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
With "fake news" now such a prominent topic of conversation, a book that asks readers to separate bizarre but true stories about nature from fake ones is quite timely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Book two, Durinda's Dangers (ISBN: 978-0-547-13347-8; paper 978-0-547-05339-4), publishes simultaneously. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Resourceful octuplets set out to discover the mystery of their missing parents. Read full book review >

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TO HEAR THE ANGELS SING by W. Nikola-Lisa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Parents could use this with toddlers to introduce the Christmas story, and Sunday school and parochial school teachers in the primary grades will find it a worthwhile addition to the seasonal bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-6)"
Nikola-Lisa (Summer Sun Risin', p. 575. etc.) recounts the Nativity story in a simple, repetitive text that can be sung to the tune of "This Is the Way We Wash Our Clothes," and the text actually works better if it's sung rather than read. 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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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2006

"Agreeable, old-fashioned cultural history: heavy on anecdotes, light on analysis."
From literary scholar Weber (Hired Pens, 1997, etc.), a vivid account of colorful characters and mostly ephemeral publications enlivening expatriate life from the end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second. Read full book review >

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TRIANGLE by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2006

"An exploration of history, memory and the meaning of truth that never quite coheres as a story."
Weber (The Little Women, 2003, etc.) considers a notorious American tragedy, in her third novel. Read full book review >