Search Results: "Louisa Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

LOUISA by Yona Zeldis McDonough
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"While too dense for the littlest of women (and men), middle-graders will be charmed by this first look at one of America's most beloved authors. (additional facts, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
This picture-book look at Louisa May Alcott gently traces her life from a happy, humble childhood to nursing soldiers in the Civil War to her later writing successes. Read full book review >

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LOUISA by Simone Zelitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2000

"A mature and absorbing story of sacrifice, illusion, and resignation, and an important contribution to the literature of Holocaust and Exodus."
Zelitch's superb second outing (after The Confession of Jack Straw, 1991) retells the Old Testament story of Ruth through the saga of two women bound together by their shared experience of Hungary under the Nazis and of Israel after WWII. Read full book review >

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LOUISA by Louisa Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"An elegant, deeply perceptive portrait."
The "vivid and propulsive" life of the wife of statesman and president John Quincy Adams. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIAGE HOUSE by Louisa Hall
Released: March 5, 2013

"An emotional journey that's ultimately filled with joy."
The first novel from Philadephia-born author Hall. Read full book review >

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SPEAK by Louisa Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"An extended complaint about how kids today pay too much attention to their electronic devices."
A novel with past and future settings and an artificial intelligence theme that isn't really science fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Thoroughly researched and moving—will appeal particularly to 19th-century women's history buffs, Alcott fans and Little Women aficionados."
Revisionist dual biography shows just how much iconic children's author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) "was her mother's daughter." Read full book review >

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JACK & LOUISA by Andrew Keenan-Bolger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Theater fans will eat this up, but it's unlikely to find a wider audience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Jack Goodrich, a 12-year-old Broadway actor, moves from New York City to Shaker Heights, Ohio, he decides to reinvent himself—but his new neighbor and classmate, musical aficionado Louisa Benning, is determined to lure him into a local production. Read full book review >

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JACK & LOUISA by Andrew Keenan-Bolger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Giving this story its lift is its profound and infectious love of musical theater. Budding thespians will applaud. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Things go so badly awry at rehearsals for the Shaker Heights Middle School production of Guys and Dolls that Jack and Louisa, the school's "resident theater nerds" and the stars of the musical, wonder if the show will go up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING LOUISA by Judith Caseley
Released: March 24, 1999

"In the end, readers know that the Levines will survive, and that Lacey, a particularly memorable character, will be there for them. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A tough, persuasive examination of the devastating effects of divorce on the members of what appeared to be a strong, solid family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Bibliography; photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
An author of over 60 YA novels brings fine narrative skill to a sympathetic portrait of one of her greatest predecessors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2001

"Wry, witty, charming vignettes of a 19th-century life: a gift to Alcott lovers and a welcome change of pace for readers weary of 21st-century spill-all confessionals."
Reprints of deft, amusing, and often moving magazine articles written by the author of Little Women during her most productive period. Read full book review >