Search Results: "Lizzie Wells"


BOOK REVIEW

LIZZIE! by Maxine Kumin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Readers would do better with Millicent Min or The One and Only Ivan (2012). (Fiction. 8-11)"
Kumin's latest effort is hindered by its format; this fictional autobiography is as unpolished and disorganized as a real preteen's diary. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE by Dorothy Shawhan
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A lite read with lit pretensions."
A Mississippi belle totes all sorts of trendy baggageand a few southern gothic staplesin a first novel based on a real-life governor's daughter who tried to be different in a less-than- hospitable milieu and time. Read full book review >

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ORANGE JUICE PEAS! by Lari Don
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This provides both a fairly high cute factor and hard evidence that big brothers tend to be the same everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A big brother allows the baby sitter to misunderstand his little sister in this Scottish import. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE BORDEN by Elizabeth Engstrom
Released: Jan. 17, 1990

As she did in the horror tales of When Darkness Loves Us (1984), Engstrom again exhibits a bent toward the shivery improbable—though her rather stiff-kneed and openfaced style states horror more than tingles with it. Read full book review >

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TIN LIZZIE by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2008

"This frank appraisal of the auto's appeal, and its ultimate cost, will definitely set children to thinking. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bolstered by teeming galleries of cars old and new, Drummond both pays tribute to Henry Ford's Model T (a century old this year) and issues a challenge to readers. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LIZZIE by Lisa Tucker McElroy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"California senator Diane Feinstein provides the forward; backmatter includes tips for adults on how to help children cope with deployment separation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this reassuring offering, a young girl named Lizzie writes letters to her mom, who is serving in the military overseas. Read full book review >

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CYANIDE WELLS by Marcia Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2003

"A little hokey sometimes, but Muller's best plotting in years makes it irresistible."
Furloughing Sharon McCone after 22 cases (Dead Midnight, 2002, etc.), Muller delivers a brisk, tidy number without her. Read full book review >

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THE WELLS BEQUEST by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor. (author's note, librarian's note) (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
In this stand-alone companion to The Grimm Legacy (2010), the most extraordinary library in the world makes physical impossibilities possible. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"No bibliography, sources, or index. (Biography. 7-9)"
Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was a journalist whose lifelong fight against discrimination began at age 16. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE NONSENSE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Based on anecdotes from the author's own family history. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Papa takes the cut sandalwood into town, Lizzie, Mama and the baby are all alone in their little house in the bush. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A moving tribute to an artist who should not be forgotten."
From journalist and Motown chronicler Benjaminson (The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard, 2009, etc.), a compelling, sympathetic biography of Motown's first diva Mary Wells (1943-1992). Read full book review >

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BY LIZZIE by Mary Eccles
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"This is a quiet middle-grade read that is sure to find some fans among those who enjoy a nice 'school story.' (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Lizzie finds her mother's old manual typewriter and proceeds to record the events of her life in a monthly journal. Read full book review >