Search Results: "Lola S. Richey"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 4, 2012

"Best for readers already familiar with and fascinated by Jesus' life."
Richey's (Knowing the Gospel, 2011) latest work of nonfiction illustrates her devotion to Christianity and offers readers a deeper insight into the Gospels. Read full book review >

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EXTRANJERA by Lola Haskins
Released: March 15, 1998

The seventh book of poems by a previous Iowa prizewinner (Hunger, 1996) comes with a glossary of Spanish words appended, which isn—t really necessary since Haskins relies on a Hemingwayesque vocabulary that most readers would readily recognize (e.g., —cerveza,— —canciones,— —queso—), but that's typical of Haskins's strained seriousness. Read full book review >

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PURGE by Sofi Oksanen
by Sofi Oksanen, translated by Lola Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A family history like many family histories—neither pretty, victimless or straightforward."
Two refugees of Estonia's Soviet occupation collide with one another. Read full book review >

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ONE BUSY DAY by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Hooray for sibling revelry! (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this sequel to their excellent new-baby story, One Special Day (2012), Schaefer and Meserve depict a growing sibling bond between big brother Spencer and little sister Mia. Read full book review >

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TOOLBOX TWINS by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"If one isn't bothered by the family's very gender-specific duties, this is a cozy lap read that also serves as splendid learning tool. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When it comes to growing up, emulation is often the name of the game, and Vincent is no exception. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE SUNFLOWER by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"May be enjoyed as a poem or as a springboard for nature study. (sunflower facts, names of birds) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schaefer starts with one sunflower growing tall in her garden and shows how just one makes many. Read full book review >

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Drake's Passage by Barrett Richey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 2013

"Multifaceted characters and vivid detail make up for moments of implausibility in this taut debut thriller."
A tormented Iraq War vet battles drug smugglers in this high-seas techno-thriller. Read full book review >

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SWAMP CHOMP by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The illustrations invite children to take their time finding animals and figuring out their activities; the text would sparkle equally if the author had played more with rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
The names of several animals that might inhabit a cypress swamp, along with a plethora of verbs, adorn pages full of brightly colored animals, plants and water. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE DOVES DISAPPEARED by Sofi Oksanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2015

"Fascinating material that's marred by the lack of an angle or perspective."
The lives of three Estonians reflect their country's ordeal during and after World War II in the latest novel by this Finnish-Estonian author (Purge, 2010).Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME, MITTENS by Lola M. Schaefer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Comforting predictable fare for the newest reader. (Easy reader. 3-6)"
Sweet kitten Mittens and his owner Nick, are back in this second book about Mittens in the I Can Read series. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Fun, breezy entertainment with thoughtful undertones. (Fiction. YA)"
The continuing travails of 17-year-old Morgan, genuine movie star, as she tries to live like a normal teenager in the Midwest, come across with delightful zing, yet address serious subjects. Read full book review >

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GIRLS LIKE ME by Lola StVil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories. (Verse fiction. 13-16)"
With her father dead, her friends being yanked away, and fatphobia battering her, a teen finds affection and strength with a boy she meets online. Read full book review >