Search Results: "Lucy Christopher"


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THE KILLING WOODS by Lucy Christopher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A gripping, heartbreaking, emotionally substantial look at war wounds and the allure of danger. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
This taut, psychologically realistic murder mystery knits trauma, danger, tragedy and hope into one cohesive tale. Read full book review >

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FLYAWAY by Lucy Christopher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Emotionally affecting and remarkably convincing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When newly constructed power lines ruin the annual return of the whooping swans Isla and her father rise early to witness, the death of several of the wild creatures and her father's sudden and severe illness both confound Isla and emphasize her loneliness. Read full book review >

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STOLEN by Lucy Christopher
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Ty—respectful of the struggling desert ecosystem from humblest succulent to deadliest snake, perceiving each element as part of a fragile, interconnected web—has kidnapped Gemma, in violation of her human rights and needs, and imprisoned her thousands of miles from home. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This debut novel about an English teen's abduction and imprisonment in the Australian outback unfolds as a letter from captive to captor. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S WORLD OF ANIMALS by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"For armchair travelers newly or not yet out of diapers, Maisy again serves as a safe and comfortably familiar companion with whom to explore the wider world. (Pop-up informational picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Maisy meets smiling animals in habitats from jungle to ocean in her newest First Science Book. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S FIRST NUMBERS by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Cousins again proves she knows what works for the youngest of readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Maisy counts up to five in the simplest of concept books. Read full book review >

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MAISY GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Her bright gouache paintings feature her familiar and beloved cast of characters and introduce a few new friends, and her simple tale is just right for a gentle introduction to a hospital visit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a First Experiences Storybook, Cousins' inimitable mouse Maisy makes another foray into the genre of picture books aimed at reassuring fearful readers. Read full book review >

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I’M THE BEST by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Relish Cousins's lusciously vibrant, liquid-textured inks and the thick pencil lines that boldly match the boasting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jubilant colors buoy this profile of a braggart. Read full book review >

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JAZZY IN THE JUNGLE by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Vividly colorful and delightful fun, this is Cousins doing what she does best: entertaining the youngest of readers with panache. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mother lemur searches for her baby among the flora and fauna of the jungle. Read full book review >

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ZA-ZA'S BABY BROTHER by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A delight right down to the endpapers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Cousins (Noah's Ark, 1993, etc.) plows a well-worked plot: Za- Za is not happy that the new baby takes so much of his parents' attention, but after playing alone with her new brother and helping put him to bed, Za-Za learns that there's still time for hugs and a bedtime story. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR BIRDS! by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"All in all, it's a great way to introduce bird behavior without lecturing—young children will feel like hopping, pecking, and soaring with these exuberant feathered friends. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An exuberant celebration of birds of all kinds—mostly recognizable species (chicken, flamingo, swan, parrot, starling, penguin, ostrich, peacock) but some imaginary. Read full book review >