Search Results: "Lois Leveen"


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THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER by Lois Leveen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"Deftly balancing history, romance and adventure, Leveen honors the life and historical importance of a brave, resourceful woman."
Set free by her mistress, can a young slave find true freedom up North? Or will she discover that there is more than one way to be enslaved? Read full book review >

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JULIET'S NURSE by Lois Leveen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Leveen's enthusiastic historical novel pushes the classic teenage romance aside to give greater weight to a mother's love and losses."
A lusty, if lengthy, retelling of Romeo and Juliet from the nurse's perspective. Read full book review >

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SHACKLED by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Simple but suspenseful. (Suspense. 12-18)"
Six years after her friend Tara disappeared from a shopping mall during a game of hide-and-seek, prickly, anxious Pelly thinks she spots her buying coffee with her captor. Read full book review >

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RANDOM by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Suspenseful, if also a bit didactic. (Suspense. 12-18)"
In a topical thriller, a girl facing legal repercussions for her role in a cyberbullying-related suicide receives a mysterious phone call from a stranger who claims to be on the verge of suicide himself. Read full book review >

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SICK by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Between the pacing and the heroes' salty, blue language (full of lovingly creative, genital-inspired insults), reluctant readers who love zombies will devour it, right up to the abrupt end. (Horror. 14-18)"
Zombie virus? Check! Locked high school? Check! Read full book review >

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HELLWORLD by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"A solid thriller built on some well-meant emotional ideas. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
A teenage girl searches for her long-lost mom and accidentally triggers an apocalypse. Read full book review >

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IN MY WORLD by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Despite the design problem, and a superfluous text, this gifted graphic artist is in top form here. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"The world is made of things I like," Ehlert (Waiting For Wings, 2001, etc.) begins, then proceeds to elaborate: "creeping bugs, wiggling worms," frogs and fruit, flowers and rain, sun and moon. Read full book review >

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LEAF MAN by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Excellent to read aloud and to look at many times over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ehlert's vision and invention do not fail in this clever look at leaves in all their fall glory. Read full book review >

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CUCKOO/CUCU by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A book almost as much a piece of folk art as it is a folktale. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
A festive bilingual offering from Ehlert (Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna, 1992, etc.), with the Spanish translation by Gloria de Aragon Andejar, based on a Mayan tale explaining how the cuckoo became plain. Read full book review >

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RED LEAF, YELLOW LEAF by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An outstanding example of early nonfiction that is not only visually striking but also informative and scrupulously accurate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple narrative celebrating a child's pleasure in a sugar maple—its prepurchase history, its changing appearance during the year, planting, growth—is extended with excellent notes on the tree's parts as well as lucid instructions for planting and caring for it. Read full book review >

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Released: March 10, 1989

"A beautiful, useful book."
With images as boldly conceived as those in her Planting a Rainbow, yet with subtly added textures that create far closer links between her art and the objects represented, Ehlert has produced an outstanding alphabet book. Read full book review >

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COLOR FARM by Lois Ehlert
Released: Sept. 30, 1990

"Like its predecessor, an outstanding concept book."
This companion to Color Zoo (Caldecott Honor Book, 1990) again combines basic shapes—in splendid colors that truly define "vibrant"—with strategically placed apertures in the pages, creating evolving forms that convey nine familiar animals. Read full book review >