Search Results: "Lissa Price"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fans of Shel Silverstein will find themselves on familiar ground here, both verbally and visually—even readers with short attention spans or an aversion to poetry will happily chuck this down like the bonbon it is. (Poetry. 7-10)"
This mother-daughter collaboration pairs 14 verses of four lines each to comically serious illustrations originally drawn on paper plates. Read full book review >

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DEAD CONNECTION by Charlie Price
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though the story ends in an unusual and slightly awkward fashion, the realistic complexities explored are ripe for discussion. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A spectral mystery starts strong but ends differently. Read full book review >

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THE STERKARM HANDSHAKE by Susan Price
FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Along with romance, adventure, and the wonderfully rendered picture of life in the 16th century—you can smell and hear it as well as see it—adults and more sophisticated teens will appreciate the ambiguities of cultural values in conflict. (Fiction. 12+)"
This American edition of a prize-winning English novel combines convincing historical detail, smart, engaging storytelling, and a simple science-fiction premise to produce an exciting, highly readable, and morally complex tale. Read full book review >

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STRANGER IN SAVANNAH by Eugenia Price
Released: May 14, 1989

Here, at long last, is the climax of Price's Savannah quartet—which, taken as a whole, covers the history of that graceful southern city from 1812 to Sherman's march in 1864. Read full book review >