Search Results: "Liz Conrad"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BABY HUSTLE by Jane Schoenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 6, 2010

"Give this one a pass. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Wan cartoons of a broadly smiling baby accompany undistinguished verse in a book that hopes gimmickry will counteract déjà vu. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW BALL by David Steinberg
by David Steinberg, illustrated by Liz Conrad, developed by PadWorx
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2012

"Not much depth but enough breadth to keep little ones engaged for a short time. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Heavy snow gives a community of fun-loving polar bears a reprieve from school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

L.A. CANDY by Lauren Conrad
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Completely unremarkable, with an unresolved ending. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Everyday girls find their lives are everyone else's business when they're picked to star in a Sex and the City-style reality show. Read full book review >

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BLUE WILLOW by Pam Conrad
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Gallagher's artwork is lovely, crowded with incidentals from the story and setting; the faces are animated, sometimes peeking out at readers, and inviting them into the substantial text. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The 18th-century "blue willow" pattern, with its teahouse, hump-backed bridge, and willow tree, has inspired storytellers to shape a tale about the design's origins; here the fundamental elements of the story combine in Conrad's tale of love and loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER ON THE LUSITANIA by Conrad Allen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A bit underplotted, but Allen, in his maiden voyage under his own colors, offers a smooth style and a firm grasp of period language and detail that make for a generally entertaining trip."
Prolonging the season for doomed luxury liners, Allen sets this mild diversion on the Lusitania's 1907 maiden voyage. Read full book review >

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WHAT I DID FOR ROMAN by Pam Conrad
Released: April 1, 1987

"Darcie's final escape from what has become an evil spell is heart-stopping."
Darcie, 16, seeks her father, Paul, and is befriended by handsome, intriguing Roman during a summer that climaxes with a startling tragedy. Read full book review >

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STONEWORDS by Pam Conrad
Released: March 25, 1990

"A satisfying thriller."
A 20th-century child intervenes in a 19th-century tragedy involving the ghost who has been her frequent companion and friend. Read full book review >

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NAME DROPPING by Barnaby Conrad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"About as entertaining as a hangover. (12 line drawings, not seen)"
Conrad (Time Is All We Have, 1986) tries in vain to recapture the heady days at the San Francisco bar he opened in 1953 with the proceeds from his best-selling novel, Matador. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND LIFE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH by Barnaby Conrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A superfluous novel, more interesting as a literary artifact."
A fictional reimagining of the ultimate fate of Lincoln's famous assassin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING THE FERRY HOME by Pam Conrad
Released: July 1, 1988

"Although there is much more here that has been well worked over in other YA novels, Conrad's well-rounded characters and skillful style lend fresh insight to the story, which is moving and memorable."
As she did in Prairie Songs and What I Did for Roman, Conrad deals again with a character who is finally revealed to be profoundly disturbed; here, however, by using Simone as one of two narrators, she takes the reader within the troubled psyche, creating an enriched, more thought-provoking personality. Read full book review >