Search Results: "Lois H. Gresh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TERMINATION NODE by Lois H. Gresh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Well-worn, breathless Net-scapade of feisty, socially challenged computer adepts. (Author tour)"
Storywriter Gresh, a computer-security specialist, teams up with science-fiction author Weinberg (Lovecraft's Legacy, 1990, etc.) for a cautionary tale of computer hackers who are saving the next century from greedy, homicidal suits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGER GAMES COMPANION by Lois H. Gresh
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Worthwhile exegesis for fans with a scholarly bent. (Nonfiction. 13 & up)"
Fans of The Hunger Games trilogy will be happy to see this unauthorized guide to the series, which offers background, analyses of themes and reflections on various issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCRAPS BOOK by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Readers will scurry to collage household and backyard tidbits; pair this with Ehlert's other work for maximum satisfaction. (Picture book/memoir. 5-9)"
Scraps—of art supplies, of finished illustrations, of techniques and of memory—overlap in this blend of memoir and artistic how-to. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OODLES OF ANIMALS by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Alas, Ehlert's brilliantly conceived and stunningly executed graphics shine far brighter than her text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehlert's latest juxtaposes riveting, super-stylized cut-paper collages with uneven verses about animals from insects to mammals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDS by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a work that looks simple, but encompasses at least as many grand notions as Ehlert's first book, Growing Vegetable Soup (1987). (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a book that resembles work gloves, an unnamed child speaks of hands: the hands of parents, and the child's own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEART TO HEART by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Rebuses get a text update for a modern love note. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehlert combines her iconic cut-paper images of fruits and vegetables with some text-speak to create a rebus story for Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN FISH by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"This picture book and its lyrical text will make readers see fishes in unexpected places. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A short rhyming tale merges nature and debris to create art from remains of rainy days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE GOOD THINGS by Lois Peterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An effective, quick, and involving story. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl struggles to care for her mentally ill mother as they wander from town to town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOMAN SAM by Lois Lowry
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Fans of the Sam books may find satisfaction in the nicely foreshadowed but still unanticipated punch line. (Fiction. 7-12)"
For "Future Job Day" at Sam Krupnik's nursery school, the four-year-olds have been instructed to dress up as representatives of their desired profession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MESSENGER by Lois Lowry
Released: April 26, 2004

"Readers will be absorbed in thought and wonder long after all of the pages are turned. (Fiction. 12+)"
Leader came to Village as a young boy on a red sled, the remains of which are in the Museum, a symbol of courage and hope to all of the villagers who came from elsewhere, fleeing poverty and cruelty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING GIRLS by Lois Metzger
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This uncommon novel from Metzger (Ellen's Case, 1995, etc.) steps out of the genre of historical fiction to tell a story as significant to contemporary readers as to the inhabitants of the era it evokes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A girl's interest in family history overlaps a coming-of-age story about her vestigial understanding of her mother after death, and her own awareness of self and place in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE EDGE by Lois Duncan
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"This collection provides a bite of yummy suspense to suit nearly everyone's taste. (Fiction. 12+)"
Duncan's (Trapped!, 1998; Night Terrors, 1996; etc.) third collection of sizzling suspense tales from YA authors. Read full book review >