Search Results: "Lucy Kagan"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCY by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Highly romanticized, oddly apolitical, and not very compelling."
Historical about the love affair between FDR and Lucy Mercer, from Lucy's point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY by Randy Cecil
Kirkus Star
by Randy Cecil, illustrated by Randy Cecil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A brief denouement in the final act reveals that each main character has given the others just what they needed; a clever structure and a satisfying story. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Defying simple categorization, Cecil's 144-page illustrated narrative presents a street dog that dreams of home, a light-skinned girl who longs for companionship, and her father, a juggler who panics in front of an audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY by Laurence Gonzales
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Michael Crichton might have produced this had he had a literary sensibility. Thoroughly well-written, grounded in science and a sorrowful sense of human nature, this book is utterly memorable."
Masterful storyteller Gonzales (Everyday Survival, 2008, etc.) returns to fiction with a pensive meditation on a question of biology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BULLY BOOK by Do2Learn
developed by Do2Learn, illustrated by Lucy Kagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2012

"A basic app that provides more of a traditional book experience than might be expected from the format but that has potential to provoke conversations about autism and bullying. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
A conversation-starting app aims to ignite discussion via the experiences of three students who each describe a bullying incident from his or her own point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LENNY & LUCY by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Hypnotic artwork and storytelling invite children to linger in the wild woods of worry and emerge intact, enriched, and utterly invigorated by this complex, contemporary fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peter, his dad, and his dog, Harold, move to a narrow house just on the other side of "dark unfriendly woods," across a rickety bridge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY RESCUED by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"A sweet take on the bumps in the road home for one shelter dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lucy may have been rescued from the animal shelter, but this pup takes time to adjust to her new, loving family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"D-double-D-licious'-sounding recipes for 'Lucy Roses' cupcakes and 'Sweet Joniques' cookies appended in the same fun-loving style for kids to follow. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The dynamic, self-assured Lucy Rose continues her fourth-grade diary entries following the Christmas break to the end of the school year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY DOVE by Janice M. Del Negro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

In an original story with Celtic roots, a superstitious laird believes that "a pair of trousers sewn by the light of the full moon in the graveyard of old St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY LADYBUG by Sharon King-Chai
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How can a ladybug who's just a little different fit in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY ROSE by Katy Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Graduating fans of Gooney Bird Greene will eagerly expect more updates on Lucy Rose's accomplishments. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Now in fourth grade, the spunky, confident Lucy Rose continues her journal through the Thanksgiving school break. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY BOOMER by Russell Hill
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"First-novelist Hill, against a contemporary background of highway wastelands, presents an inventive vision of the past as undertow into which his characters—not at all grounded, in any case—slip and slide."
A jumbly but intriguing contemporary quest novel, with science-fictional trimmings, in which a decidedly shady 93-year-old lady, near death but just sprung from a nursing home, takes a desiccated middle-aged history teacher on a journey haunted by echoes from the past and introducing a strange love. ``Jack'' Rabbit, the ``freeway flyer'' (he taught at three L.A.-area community colleges), has tracked down ancient Lucy Boomer, who seems to have been a secretary (and quite possibly something else!) to five Presidents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY LADYBIRD by Sharon King-Chai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2014

"A cheerful, charming story that works well as a storybook app. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
The unspotted Lucy Ladybird doesn't fit in with the rest of the ladybugs, so she sets off on a journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >