Search Results: "Lucy Nolan"


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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2010

"An exemplary work of jazz biography."
Nolan (Ross Macdonald: A Biography, 1999) reconsiders the swing clarinetist-bandleader in a beautifully measured, unforgiving account. Read full book review >

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THE BANYAN TREE by Christopher Nolan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A triumph, it goes without saying—and a work of truly individual genius."
The Banyan Tree ($25.95; Mar.; 384 pp.; 1-55970-511-6): Irish writer Nolan, a lifelong quadriplegic and mute whose struggles to be a part of the life around him and express himself were recorded in his prizewinning 1978 memoir Under the Eye of the Clock, has now, after 12 quite literally painstaking years, produced this spectacularly vivid and lyrical first novel. Read full book review >

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HUNTERS OF THE GREAT FOREST by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Quite a treat! (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid band conquers a rugged landscape to capture an unusually tasty conquest in this funny, wordless story. Read full book review >

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SEA OF DREAMS by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"One thing's certain: It's magic. (Picture book. 4-10)
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A girl leaves her sandcastle at dusk, just as the inevitable tide rushes in, and misses a small, plaintive light that appears in its window. Rushes of tingly surrealism continue throughout this wordless adventure story about the tiny inhabitants of the sandcastle, who escape by boat. Read full book review >

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BURDEN OF TRUTH by Terri Nolan
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Nolan packs quite a twist in her debut, but Birdie's tour through pedophilia and rampant homophobia will make this a tough tale for many readers."
When a cop is rumored to have turned rogue before his death, the love of his life has to find the truth to clear his name. Read full book review >

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ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 1999

"A breathlessly enthusiastic font of praise—most of it justifiable—that also works as a schematic for the demons, both professional and personal, that motivate some of our best writers to toil tirelessly in the genre fields."
Hagiographic, rags-to-riches, writer-as-middle-class-hero tale; the first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities. Read full book review >