Search Results: "Lynette Padwa"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A heartwarming story that will hold appeal far beyond just animal lovers."
The close bond between man and dog is only part of this absorbing tale of love, family and dealing with disability. 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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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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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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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 >

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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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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
Released: June 19, 1997

"Bravin's research on the crucial years is admirable, but his final product is incomplete and only intermittently interesting. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Buzz magazine; author tour)"
This biography of Lynette ``Squeaky'' Fromme—would-be assassin of President Ford—leaves large portions of her life unexplored, focusing in full only on her years in the Manson Family and her attempt to shoot the president. Read full book review >

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SKY LEGENDS OF VIETNAM by Lynette Dyer Vuong
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"An engaging collection, with appropriately brooding b&w illustrations. (Folklore. 9+)"
In her third collection of Vietnamese folklore, Vuong retells six tales of the sun, moon, and stars, introducing the Taoist mythology of the fairies—heavenly immortals ruled by the Jade Emperor—who break their own laws to become involved with humans. ``The Weaver Fairy and the Buffalo Boy'' is a variation of a familiar tale explaining the Milky Way; ``The Seven Weavers'' is about the Pleiades. Read full book review >