Search Results: "Lisa Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

FLANNERY by Lisa Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"Smart, bold, heartbreaking—sophisticated teen readers will be wowed. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles with her unconventional mom, her best friend's cold shoulder, and a fierce crush in this novel for teens set in Newfoundland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLIGATOR by Lisa Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Heavy with luminous detail, Moore's fully-imagined characters and their dramas possess complexity, if not much motion."
Crises in intersecting lives mark the U.S. debut of a prize-winning Canadian writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEBRUARY by Lisa Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Subtle and perceptive, but offering little respite from a sometimes monotonous tone of lyrical earnestness."
Canadian novelist Moore (Alligator, 2006) conveys a widow's solitude in a narrative composed of fragments and anecdotes ranging across decades. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT by Lisa Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An interesting but often ungainly attempt to blend mood piece and page-turner."
An escaped prisoner, locked up for a drug deal gone bad, hopes for a few lucky breaks across Canada and South America. 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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BOOK REVIEW

GRANNY’S DRAGON by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Sweet and fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A very pastel take on the old I-don't-want-to-go-to-bed-because-of-the-monster routine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, PRINCESS PRUNEY TOES by Lisa McCourt
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2001

"Artwork as color-shot and fleeting as pixie dust accompanies McCourt's jubilant, honeyed observance of the father-daughter bond. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tooth-achingly sweet but winning is this bedtime tale of a princess and her royal father from the team that produced It's Time for School, Stinky Face (2000) and its predecessors. Read full book review >

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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

OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN DO IT, STINKY FACE! by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Sentiment, text, and illustrations all cry out for a reissue in a larger format. (Board book. 3-5)"
Using a board-book format, McCourt brings a message of unconditional parental love and support to the youngest story listeners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, STINKY FACE by Lisa McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"A delightful read that really needs a larger canvas in a full-size picture book. (Board book. 3-5)"
In a new entry in the popular series, Stinky Face and his mama together imagine all that could go wrong at bedtime. Read full book review >