Search Results: "Lolita Lark"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A fine anthology of some of the best contemporary poetry around."
Fresh new writers rub elbows with past masters in this scintillating collection of verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"A thoroughly addictive collection."
A bounty of tasty literary morsels—acerbic, whimsical, incisive and moving—spills from this anthology of short pieces culled from the online magazine Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Humanities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LONG TAIL KITTY by Lark Pien
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 19, 2009

"Despite its charm, however, this is not a first purchase. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
Long Tail Kitty narrates five episodes of his daily life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LONG TAIL KITTY by Lark Pien
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2015

"A cotton-candy graphic idyll. (Graphic fantasy. 4-8)"
Four small adventures in the life of Long Tail Kitty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. ELEPHANTER by Lark Pien
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"With a slightly old-fangled atmosphere, expressive line work and balmy watercolors, Pien has created a sense of well being, where all is (mostly) right in the best of worlds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A day in the life of Mr. Elephanter is a slice from the bygone, when the scale and pace of life didn't require medication. Mr. Elephanter, clearly a mild and loving soul, works at the elephantery, tending a small tribe of elephanties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCENES FROM A SISTAH by Lolita Files
Released: April 3, 1997

"But the immature dialogue and silly digressions (an entire chapter on unwanted body hair) make it a debut novel not just awkward but trivial. (Author tour)"
In another attempt to cash in on the Terry McMillan phenomenon, this first novel is long on uplift (i.e., ``cultural pride'' and ``positive black images'') and short on style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILD OF GOD by Lolita Files
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"In summary: ridiculous but, in reading, undeniably entertaining."
Deadly knitting needles, incestuous sibling, burning houses, and voodoo spells are just a few of the over-the-top plot devices in this rollicking, racy, sometimes hammy multigenerational tale from Files (Getting to the Good Part, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD MESHIKEE AND THE LITTLE CRABS by Michael Spooner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Just as original and fresh are the slightly abstract watercolor and block-print illustrations by newcomer Hart; they'll work better with older children than preschoolers, but there are few who won't enjoy looking at and listening to this retelling of an old Ojibwe story. (Picture book/folklore. 4+)"
Big Old Meshikee the turtle loves to sit outside, sing, and bang on his drum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWING IT, SUNNY by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Another radiant outing. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-11)"
A home-centered sequel to Sunny Side Up (2015), with incidents joyful and otherwise in a middle schooler's life. Read full book review >