Search Results: "Lizi Boyd"


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INSIDE OUTSIDE by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Inspired and inspiring, this is creative genius at work. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this wordless picture book, youngsters follow a boy through the seasons and see how the natural world influences his indoor projects and outdoor activities. Read full book review >

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BIG BEAR LITTLE CHAIR by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A beautiful and creative exploration of size and relativity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Examples of "big," "little," and "tiny" produce unexpected juxtapositions. Read full book review >

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FLASHLIGHT by Lizi Boyd
Kirkus Star
by Lizi Boyd, illustrated by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Contemplative children will spend hours on each page, noticing such subtleties as reappearing animals and the slowly rising moon over the course of one night in the forest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A wordless picture book both soothing and gently humorous. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG GETS DRESSED by Lizi Boyd
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Sweet toddler amusement. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A little boy dresses his black dog from head to toe in everything from underpants to jacket and socks: "I like the shirt with stripes, do you? Read full book review >

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WILLY AND THE CARDBOARD BOXES by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, the make-believe adventures are nicely realized in Boyd's gentle, stylized art. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The day Dad's new computer arrives, Willy goes to the office with him to spend a happy day playing with the boxes, building everything from a plane to a circus. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS, WILLY by Lizi Boyd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"An appealing bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After Willy's indulgent parents finally put him to bed, he imagines who might still be awake: a bird that carries him through the air; a deer that gives him an apple; fish; the wind. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Young ones will enjoy the superficially silly rhyme, but don't let them miss the nonsense of the original. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The host to a set of feathered and furry friends in his garden is supplanted by the female Lulu Crow in this retelling of Johnny Crow's Garden (1903), with full-color gouache paintings to replace the original droll pen-and-ink line drawings by Leslie Brooke. Read full book review >

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BAMBOO by William Boyd
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The essays on art and artists are distinctive and interesting; everything else is pretty generic."
Essays and reviews by Whitbread Award-winning Boyd (Restless, 2006, etc.) showcase an itinerant sensibility and imagination. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY THUNDERSTORMS by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Fine entertainment, and even finer as a thoughtful exploration of the intersections of different people in a modern metropolis."
Whitbread Award winner Boyd (Bamboo, 2007, etc.) employs thriller conventions to propel an intelligent, polished novel distinguished by full-bodied characterizations and understated social commentary. Read full book review >

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FASCINATION by William Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"Thin stuff overall, though. One wonders whether most of these were ideas for unwritten novels."
Fourteen stories in a third collection from the acclaimed British author (Any Human Heart, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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ARMADILLO by William Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1998

"A harsh, witty, resonant novel, and an impressive work."
A mingling of financial high jinks and social satire by one of the most restlessly inventive of contemporary British novelists. Read full book review >

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THE BRICK LAYER by Noah Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Highly formulaic—the Rube Goldberg plot makes Jeffery Deaver's twisty thrillers seem models of realism—but irresistible red meat for connoisseurs of action thrillers."
Pseudonymous Boyd makes a blistering debut with the tale of a disgraced former agent who rescues the FBI from a murderous extortionist. Read full book review >