Search Results: "Luke LaMarca"


BOOK REVIEW

Luke by Aaron D. Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2013

"Delivers action and laughs with its memorable characters and dialogue, despite a dip in momentum before the finish."
Cohen's debut, a reimagining of Star Wars set in the underworld of Las Vegas, is a page-turning adventure full of allusions for fans of the movie series. Read full book review >

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THE DAY RAY GOT AWAY by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Some may wish for a back story—or to know what happens to Ray as he continues sedately skyward—but small listeners who occasionally tire of holding hands every time they go out may find Ray's boldness thrilling and poetically liberating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A huge yellow parade balloon manages to slip his tether and elude his handlers. Read full book review >

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SQUID KID THE MAGNIFICENT by Lynne Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Delightful brother-and-sister snark in squid form—yes, really. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In supersaturated oceanic color, squidling Oliver, purple and with top hat and wand, becomes Squid Kid the Magnificent after saying the magic words: "smelly yellow jellyfish." Read full book review >

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THE CURIOUS DEMISE OF A CONTRARY CAT by Lynne Berry
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"No pussyfooting around, this is an out-and-out outlandish, original opus of pure fun and witchery that will have kids spellbound. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Few creatures can flaunt disdain like a contrary cat, and this rhyming tale of a test of wills between Witch and her pet proves it. Read full book review >

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LUKE ON THE LOOSE by Harry Bliss
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2009

"Only figuratively, one hopes. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Leaving his oblivious father deep in "(boring dad talk)" with a passerby, little Luke scuttles off in pursuit of a flock of pigeons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAREN LOVES LUKE LEWIS by Jen Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A gentle, lighthearted look at friendship and creativity. (personality quiz) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Maren's hometown is holding a contest, and a meeting with her celebrity crush is the prize. Read full book review >

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EIGHT DAYS OF LUKE by Diana Wynne Jones
Released: Sept. 15, 1988

"Less persistent readers may find the disguised deities—even with the help of an explanatory afterword—more of a puzzle than they are prepared to work out; but even without their added dimension (Loki and Woden, tree to character, are intriguingly ambivalent), there's plenty of action, humor, and suspense to enjoy here."
First published in Britain in 1975, this early novel by a popular author of fantasy (The Lives of Christopher Chant, p. 619/C-97) is published here for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUKE & THE LITTLE SEED by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Readers will appreciate seeing the good things that come to those who wait, watch, and water. (Picture book. 3-8)"
What could be a better gift for a wee mouse than a mysterious gift that promises both something delicious to eat and branches to climb and play on? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

My Name is Luke by Jim Ruddle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2014

"An educational, engaging story about 19th-century New England that's particularly suited for readers passionate about sailing."
A heartwarming adventure tale about sailing, boyhood and 1850s America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 2, 2009

"These animal mysteries would do well to lean more toward fantasy and fun."
The eight animal friends of Silver Eagle School solve mysteries and help children reach their full potential. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUKE GOES TO BAT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Charming and tender. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small Brooklyn boy longs to play stickball with the big boys on Bedford Avenue. Read full book review >