Search Results: "Lisa Prevost"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOB ZONES by Lisa Prevost
Released: May 7, 2013

"Moves the argument well past simple 'not in my backyard' sentiments—though more perspectives and stronger storytelling might have made a good book even better."
Real estate journalist Prevost makes a strong argument against restrictive zoning in elitist Northeastern communities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MALLAST by Bob Prevost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2012

"A fact-filled but somewhat dry look at farm life in 19th-century America."
In a bid to avoid military conscription, a farming family leaves its Prussian home in the 1880s to seek a new future in the United States in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S RAINING PUPS AND DOGS by Jeanne Prevost
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"It's a sensitive introduction to a difficult topic, but parents should be ready for difficult questions. (author's note, additional sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
An understanding dad shows his daughter why it's best for their dog not to have puppies in this well-meaning, earnest story about pet overpopulation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROUBLE TALK by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"While it's unlikely to be any child's favorite read-aloud, an above-average presentation makes it a surprisingly successful picture book. (author's note, discussion questions, additional resources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This purposive tale about gossip has great potential as a discussion starter. 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

ELAN, SON OF TWO PEOPLES by Heidi Smith Hyde
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Based on the life of a 19th-century Jewish man who became Pueblo governor, a sweet celebration of diverse heritage. (historical note, glossary) (Picture book. 8-10)"
Thirteen-year-old Elan learns about his dual Jewish and Pueblo Indian heritage on a trip from San Francisco to New Mexico where he will read from the Torah and participate in a traditional Pueblo ceremony of becoming a man. 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

THE YOUNGER BROTHER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE by Lisa Kopelke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

A little brother dispenses general principles and admonitory advice for getting along—or at least even—with a big sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH MAE O’HANNIGAN’S WILD WEST SHOW by Lisa Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Hannah Mae's exploit is sure to corral plenty of little dogies with their own dreams of saddling up. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A born cowgirl saves her uncle's ranch from an unusual menace in this cheery oater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAISY KNOWS BEST by Lisa Kopper
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

As Daisy the dog instructs her three pups in the finer points of chewing up the mail, pulling tablecloths, digging in the garden and other skills, Baby tags along, an enthusiastic student. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATTACK OF THE FIFTY-FOOT TEACHER by Lisa Passen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"That's pretty hard to swallow, as excuses go, and deeply unsatisfying, like driving in a car that runs out of gas: the sudden stillness is disconcerting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A potentially humorous Halloween caper is left stranded in the author's latest effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG by Lisa  Papp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A good bet for dog lovers and for readers too young for the excellent, lengthier Thank You, Mr. Falker. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A library dog helps a struggling reader. Read full book review >