Search Results: "Lisa Williams Kline"


BOOK REVIEW

WINTER'S TIDE by Lisa Williams Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Demonstrating that less is more and showing trumps telling, the plight of endangered species and the gentle, inclusive message that faith can be an anchor in troubled times are implied, not hammered home. (Fiction. 10-16)"
In the latest installment of this series following two very different stepsisters through the seasons, each brings unique gifts and deficits to the task of coping with tough life issues. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE WOLVES by Lisa Williams Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A fresh take on an old story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Blended families that resist blending are a middle-grade-fiction staple, but this funny, gentle and compassionate story feels fresh, thanks to appealing, closely observed characters, both major and minor, and a compelling setting. Read full book review >

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WRITE BEFORE YOUR EYES by Lisa Williams Kline
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A good idea that does not come to life in an unexceptional novel. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Kline's novel wastes no time with setup when 12-year-old Gracie discovers that the old journal she bought at a yard sale has magical properties: Write something on the pages and it comes true! Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESSES OF ATLANTIS by Lisa Williams Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Still, the concept is appealing and will find its audience. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Carly has lived in North Carolina all her life; her best friend Arlene moved there in second grade. Read full book review >

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BLUE AUTUMN CRUISE by Lisa Williams Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"The blandly commercial setting muffles the author's usually acute observations, but when Iggy the iguana enters the picture, pacing and energy pick up. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A multigenerational Caribbean cruise provides the setting for the latest entry in this series about two stepsisters who bond through the endangered wildlife they encounter. 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

COLD LITTLE DUCK, DUCK, DUCK by Lisa Westberg Peters
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"Sweet, sweet, sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little duck learns the power of positive thinking in this salute to spring. 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

ORP by Suzy Kline
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Released: April 27, 1989

From the author of Herbie Jones, another funny look at kids and their not-so-everyday problems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2005

"For what it is, very funny, very insightful, and very well done. But it would be nice if Kline were a bit less myopic."
A lighthearted intervention into America's discussion about child-care. Read full book review >

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SCRATCHING THE WOODCHUCK by David Kline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"Though Kline's thoroughly charming survey of the natural world focuses on the flora and fauna indigenous to Ohio, it has much to teach us about appreciating wild things wherever we happen to be. (four illustrations, not seen) (Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection)"
An Amish farmer's blissful account of the rhythms of nature and work, finding delight in everyday places. ``Sometimes I wonder whether I farm to make a living or whether it is all a front, just an excuse to be out in the fields looking at clouds,'' writes Kline (Great Possessions: An Amish Farmer's Journal, 1990), who works the farm in northwestern Ohio where he grew up. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A well-documented case (though padded with TV plots and dialogue, as well as with surveys) that the TV marketplace transmits not children's culture but that of toy companies."
Big business proves the villain in Kline's informed discussion of how TV-marketing experts have manipulated children's views of culture. Read full book review >