Search Results: "Liza Fromer"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MESSY BODY by Liza Fromer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"While it provides accurate information on topics that should appeal to curious school-age readers, this work's reliance on the limited shock value of colloquial terminology seems inappropriate for the intended audience. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
An unusual anatomy book combines familiar children's terms for bodily functions—pee, poop, snot, etc.—with accurate, relatively simple explanations of their roles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISCOVERING AMERICA by Liza Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Well-crafted and original—a welcome short-story debut."
In spite of an innocuous title, Wieland (The Names of the Lost, 1992) employs rich shapes and colors, finely hewed thematic details, and a heart full of a rebel's sympathy in the ten long stories collected here. Read full book review >

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PLAYING BOTTICELLI by Liza Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Sharp, likable, and nicely paceded: Nelson writes with a light touch and a sharp eye."
A rambling and good-natured debut novel that follows a young woman as she takes to the road in search of the father she never knew. Read full book review >

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MUSCLEBOUND by Liza Cody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

Down but not out, that's Eva Wylie, the erstwhile London Lassassin who's been barred from wrestling because she had too much pride in her work to wear the ridiculous getup the omnipotent promoter Daddy (``Dirty'') Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMERSON BARKS by Liza Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"While Emerson is an appealing character, Jules Feiffer's Bark, George (1999) remains the clear choice in accounts of caterwauling canines. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny, gray dog with a loud, annoying bark tries to stop bothering his neighbors. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE YOU by Liza Baker
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Baker's repetition of reassurances is bound to make any child feel cherished. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mother pledges her unwavering love for her child in a simple, yet wonderfully affirming poem that covers the gamut of emotions expressed by young children. Read full book review >

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NOISY PETS PEEKABOO! by Dawn Sirett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A colorfully rambunctious book to expand a little one's vocabulary and vocal stylings. (Board book. 1-2)"
Pets spring to life in a noisy lift-the-flap book. Read full book review >

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NEWSGIRL by Liza Ketchum
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Countless novels that have gone before have explored the emotional territory of an absent parent within the context of an upheaval in history, but this is notable for exploring an alternative family structure in an historical setting. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
Amelia arrives in San Francisco at the height of the Gold Rush with her mother and Estelle, the two parents in her family. Read full book review >

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HIGH SCHOOL BITES by Liza Conrad
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"A hip and fun read that emphasizes solid values, with just a touch of feminism. (Fantasy. YA)"
Conrad introduces a thoroughly contemporary heroine in Lucy Hellenberg, descendent of the Lucy who once captivated Bram Stoker, author of the original Dracula. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1998

"Picard's engaging survey energetically rummages through the attic of London's colorful past. (24 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An entertainingly over-stocked historical digest of life during London's liveliest decade of the 17th century, 1660—70. Read full book review >