Search Results: "Lyle Leverich"


BOOK REVIEW

TOM by Lyle Leverich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Affectionate and affecting, dense with arresting detail, likely to be definitive. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New Yorker)"
Artistically and psychologically acute biography of the great American poet-playwright. Read full book review >

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MY DOG LYLE by Jennifer P. Goldfinger
ANIMALS
Released: June 18, 2007

"In the crowded ring of dog stories, Lyle stands out from the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl with blonde braids is the first-person narrator of this tribute to a pampered pooch named Lyle. Read full book review >

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LYLE WALKS THE DOGS by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Though given the stance and proportions of a human in an animal suit, Lyle provides a bright-green visual anchor for each picture, and if there isn't much in the way of humor or conflict here—even when being pulled along he looks controlled and confident, although he clearly doesn't like the way Snappy sets the pack to barking—at least there's plenty for pre-reading children to tally and a familiar figure to welcome back. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The genial reptile's first new outing in 12 years also debuts an illustrator working in her father's naïve cartoon style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LYLE AT CHRISTMAS by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Fans of the big green crocodile will welcome this holiday adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Grumps's "down-in-the-dumps" approach to the Christmas holiday leads to the disappearance of Lyle's favorite feline friend in this reassuring tale about the love of family and friends. Read full book review >

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LYLE AT THE OFFICE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This latest addition to the Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile series meanders a bit, but most would follow the lovable Lyle anywhere, and Waber's illustrations are, as usual, completely winning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lyle the crocodile is back and he's in demand, especially when he goes with Mr. Primm to the office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Publishes simultaneously with its sequel, The Obsidian Dagger (978-1-904233-79-4). (Mystery. 11 & up)"
This atmospheric tween mystery is set in Victorian London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST ENEMIES by Kathleen Leverich
Released: April 25, 1989

From the first day of school, when Felicity Doll tricks Priscilla out of the desk Priscilla had first, the two are natural enemies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETHALLY BLONDE by Patrice Lyle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"Like cotton candy, this is fun even if it isn't filling. (Paranormal chick lit. 14 & up)"
A pact with the Devil leads to trouble for one teenage demon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST ENEMIES FOREVER by Kathleen Leverich
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"By the end, Felicity gets a much-deserved comeuppance (it won't necessarily satisfy the readers who want to see her drawn and quartered), bringing this engrossing transitional bookof which there are too fewto a fine and funny close. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7+)"
Felicity Doll, self-proclaimed star, is once again out to make Priscilla Robin miserable in Leverich's third book about the duo (Best Enemies Again, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW YOU by Kathleen Leverich
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An engaging and enjoyably limned journey to self-discovery. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this slim and breezy read, Leverich combines the universal problem of fitting in at a new school with a thought-provoking fantasy. Read full book review >