Search Results: "Lucy Nolan"


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 >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This is terrific fun for story hours, with a droll text that is constantly rebutted by the pictures. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nothing ever happens in Crabtree County until the day James Arthur dresses up as a shrub, gets his underpants full of bugs, rushes down to the pond to rinse off, and is spotted by near-sighted old Miss Bunch who thinks he is a lizard man. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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ON THE ROAD by Lucy Nolan
by Lucy Nolan, illustrated by Mike Reed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Kids will want to curl up with their best friend and laugh at the adventures of Down Girl and Sit. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Down Girl and Sit are best friends. Read full book review >

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BAD TO THE BONE by Lucy Nolan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Young readers will 'stay' for the end of this one. (Fiction. 6-10)"
In their third chapter-book outing, doggy best friends "Down Girl" and "Sit" must contend again with their misguided masters and the annoying cat, "Here Kitty Kitty," who lives close by. Read full book review >

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JACK QUACK by Lucy Nolan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Jack Quack is sure to take off. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The clumsy duckling overcomes his growing pains and gets the girl in this wonderfully silly story. Read full book review >

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DOWN GIRL AND SIT by Lucy Nolan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This donut-loving dog, with her unusual perspective, is sure to tickle all lovers of man's best friend. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Boasting they are "smarter than squirrels," two comic canines patrol their backyards with a nose for trouble in this amusing first-chapter book. Read full book review >

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A FAIRY IN A DAIRY by Lucy Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Cheerful watercolors show the, er, whey to creamy giggles and guffaws. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Whimsical and full of punning goodness, Nolan takes a little reference from Ben Jonson and runs with it. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >