Search Results: "Lynette Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

BUG LIFE  by Lynette Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Combining relaxed storytelling and larger-than-life images, this is an appealing natural history read-aloud. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations, done from an insect's perspective, are the background for this conversational description of a ladybug's life. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM HEART by Lynette Stark
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A shame. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Totally implausible to anyone acquainted with Mennonites, and totally misleading to anyone else, this first novel by the author tells a melodramatic story of an evil leader's impact on Sarah Ruth's beloved Heart Colony of Mennonites. Read full book review >

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NATURE LESSONS by Lynette Brasfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Powerful writing—descriptions of Agatha's illness, say—still doesn't energize Brasfield's narrative or bring psychological depth to her stubbornly thin characters. Settings, too, feel insistently more synthetic than resonant: an ambitious debut but far from perfected."
With its South African connection, Brasfield's first strains to link the days of Apartheid with a mother's paranoia and a daughter's difficulty with men. Read full book review >

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DOMINO ADDITION by Lynette Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Each spread, with vibrant backgrounds to set off the black dominoes, follows that format; the surprise is in the symmetry of combinations that emerges—a glimpse of the wonder of numbers in a well-designed book. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
omino Addition ($14.95, $15.88 PLB, $6.95 paper; March 1996; 32 pp.; 0-88106-878-0, PLB 0-88106-879-9, paper 0-88106-877-2): A math game and counting book that takes advantage of the intuitive understanding of addition that children gain from a set of dominoes. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN CARP by Lynette Dyer Vuong
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Folklore. 9+)"
Six intriguing tales, retold by an author who's taught ESL in Vietnam, whose husband is Vietnamese, and who's had a lifelong interest in folklore. Read full book review >

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NOURISH THE FLAME WITHIN by Lynette Avis
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A successful, well-organized meditation guide."
In this self-help guide, debut authors Avis and Brown combine scientific research and holistic mental-health strategies to help readers connect with their inner selves. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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THE TOBY MAN by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Glossary of 18th-century terms (a toby man is 'a robber who holds up travelers on the road'). (Fiction. 7-12)"
Like Lindgren's Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (1983), young Tod Golightly comes "from a long line of robbers." Read full book review >