Search Results: "Lisa Paddock"


BOOK REVIEW

SUSAN SONTAG by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Although light on both literary and psychological substance, this biography, like Sontag herself, has plenty of charm."
An engagingly gossipy biography of the most glamorous intellectual celebrity of our time, assessing the impact of the writer's persona more thoroughly than her literary creations. Read full book review >

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POINT CLEAR by Jennifer Paddock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Astonishingly dull."
Oklahoma girl needing a break from New York's hectic pace takes a vacation at an Alabama resort…just as Hurricane Ivan shows up. Read full book review >

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A SECRET WORD by Jennifer Paddock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2004

"Reads less like a novel than the lucky discovery of three secret diaries."
Uncommonly assured debut about three girls united by a shared tragedy who head off into the world only to find their lives on strangely parallel courses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"An emotion- and action-packed story of the author's tenacious, dogged pursuit of his goals."
The story of one man's ability to rise above his physical disability to achieve his dreams. 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

SPARKLING PRINCESS 1 2 3 by Lisa Perrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"While the attempts at diversity should be lauded, both are shiny bits of board-book bling without much substance. (Board book. 2-4)"
Count up to 10 with various fairy-tale characters. Read full book review >

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QUIET BUNNY'S MANY COLORS by Lisa McCue
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"But since she is a prolific artist with many fans, Quiet Bunny will probably quietly move on to the next entry in his series. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This is the second offering in a new series about the titular rabbit, following a previous exploration of animal sounds (Quiet Bunny, 2009). Read full book review >

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A DRAGON MOVES IN by Lisa Falkenstern
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Gentle country concoction, two parts Beatrix Potter and one part Cressida Cowell. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It takes a lot of love—and imagination—to raise a dragon. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY FEET by Lisa Stubbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Stubbs tackles an evergreen topic and does it very well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bear steps out of a drawing to chase away a bad mood. Read full book review >

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SPARKLING PRINCESS OPPOSITES by Lisa Perrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"While not groundbreaking in style or substance, these simple titles will nonetheless appeal to those toddlers (or parents) already besotted with all things stately and sparkly. (Board book. 1-3)"
A shiny, fairy-tale-themed concept book for toddlers. Read full book review >

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THE VIPER by Lisa Thiesing
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Theising's cheerful, bright illustrations include lots of humorous details with a variety of formats that add to the story's momentum. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Writing a funny, original easy reader isn't easy, especially writing one that incorporates concepts of time, wrapped up in a spooky story (based on an old campfire tale). Read full book review >