Search Results: "Lissa Evans"


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CROOKED HEART by Lissa Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015

"A dark, cherishable, very English comedy about not-so-funny times and events."
A clever orphan and his scam-artist guardian—an odd couple in wartime London—explore the space between legally wrong and morally right. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A vastly engaging, must-read mystery infused with the perfect touch of captivating conjuration—er, magic. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Wacky, funny and ever so mysterious, this clever tale hits the ground running and never lets up. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

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ENDERS by Lissa Price
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"It's not as intense as Starters, but it offers some answers and a solid conclusion that will repay readers. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Teenagers with microchips that enable people to borrow their bodies evade those who would use them. Read full book review >

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STARTERS by Lissa Price
Released: March 13, 2012

"Constantly rising stakes keep this debut intense. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a future in which the elderly hold all of the power, the only things left for them to take are the bodies of the young. Read full book review >

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NIKE IS A GODDESS by Lissa Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Even with its shortcomings, this collection serves well as a reminder of how brief a time it has been since only 'tomboys' developed muscles, sweated, and played to win."
Calling on female sportswriters from Sports Illustrated, the Miami Herald, the New York Times, and other publications, Smith has assembled a motley collection of 13 essays, each sketching the development of a particular women's sport. Read full book review >

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CORA AND THE ELEPHANTS by Lissa Rovetch
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Cozy pen and watercolor illustrations enliven this sweet tale, one that encourages curiosity, adventure, and the plumbing of one's feelings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cora is a young girl happily living with an elephant family in Africa. Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS RALPH by Nate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Readers in search of unalloyed wish fulfillment thickly layered with melodramatic posturing and gore-free, comics-style violence need look no further. (Graphic fantasy/science fiction. 10-12)"
A bullying victim saves Earth after his brain is transferred into the body of a T. Rex. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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THE HORSE WHISPERER by Nicholas Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1995

"Pretty pale altogether, then, but the publisher will find a large, ready-made audience among devotees of New Age-style romance. (First printing of 600,000; film rights to Hollywood Pictures; Literary Guild main selection)"
The heavily hyped first novel by English screenwriter Evans, who was advanced $3 million for his efforts, offers no surprisesand all the advantages of a formulaic plot. Read full book review >

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FIRST FRUITS by Penelope Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"A wonderfully creepy dose for people who look back on their childhood with uncritical nostalgia."
The hothouse world—rife with endless conflicts, envy, one-upmanship, and hidden secrets—of an Edinburgh teenager's monstrous minutiae. Read full book review >