Search Results: "Lynn Manuel"


BOOK REVIEW

LYNN VISIBLE by Julia DeVillers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lynn's kooky optimism and enthusiasm for her work give this book a funny, inspiring vibe that young fashion enthusiasts should enjoy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Lynn's unique personal style makes her stand out in all the wrong ways at her small-town high school. Read full book review >

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MANUEL AND THE LOBSTERMAN by Cat Urbain
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Middle graders may nevertheless enjoy this lighthearted adventure, if they can get past the unfortunately unappealing cover. (Fiction. 9-12)"
There is little that 13-year-old Manuel Luis Menendez likes about his mother and new stepfather's decision to move from New Haven, Conn., to boring Rockport, Maine. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH TILLY TRUMBLE by Lynn Manuel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"A portion of the royalties from this sketchy but engaging animal-adoption story will go to PETA. (Picture book. 6-8)"
After years of scouring flea markets and yard sales, Tilly Trumble has filled her house and yard with stained, broken-down chairs—all but a special spot in front of the fire that she's saving for a "four-legged scruffy old thing that was really something else." Read full book review >

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LYNN AND JOE by Lynn Danielle Sugayan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2013

"An engaging story of a mother, divorcee, dancer, poet and student looking to find peace."
A woman's memoir of her journey from bad marriages to independence and love. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT THE MOON BLEW KISSES by Lynn Manuel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The swirling colored- pencil illustrations in shades of blue, green, and purple capture both the warm relationship of the adult and child and the cool enchantment of snow and moonlight. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Manuel's gentle first book looks at the closeness between a grandmother and granddaughter and at the beauty of nature on a moonlit winter night. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS THINGAMAJIG by Lynn Manuel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The spreads that include both timeframes connect gracefully through various shared connecting devices: open doors, an old tree with spreading branches, or an open window, linking the past to the present. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A young girl named Chloe is reluctant to enjoy Christmas because of her beloved grandmother's recent death in this bittersweet, well-told story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

Making a brave attempt to erect an ethical framework for ambitious pranksters, Web gagmeister Hargrave (Prank the Monkey, 2007, for adults) layers common-sense principles ("A good prank is easily cleaned up, taken down, or thrown away. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"Invaluable not only for aficionados of contemporary Latin writing but also for scholars tracking film's impact on serious revisionary literature. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An affectionately explicit biography of genre-bending Argentinean novelist Puig (1932-90), written by a translator and friend. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CLIENT OF LUIS MONTEZ by Manuel Ramos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1996

"Ramos trades the intensity of Luis's first two cases (The Ballad of Gato Guerrero, 1994, etc.) for nonstop, pleasantly incredible action."
It's a great day for Denver attorney Luis Montez when his well-connected client Jimmy Esch, charged with cocaine possession, walks on a technicality—arresting officer Thomas Strayhorn changes his account of the bust on the stand—and Luis, still recovering from his secretary/lover Evangelina's defection, lets Jimmy's sister Lisa talk him into bed. Read full book review >

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Blood and Ash by Manuel Perez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"A hearty introduction to a world of magic and its equally enchanting inhabitants."
An MIT student with untapped power may play an essential role in a centurieslong war between otherworldly coalitions in this debut supernatural fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD by Anja Manuel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2016

"Clearly laid out motivation for harmonious future relations with China and India."
A solid general overview of the dynamics among India, China, and the United States—and why the U.S. should pay close attention. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU SEE IN THE DARK by Manuel Muñoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"Muñoz has upended the conventional crime novel, lauding a cinematic master while downplaying his own crime scene and concentrating on a secondary victim. Nice work."
What's Hitchcock's Psycho got to do with a murder in a small California city? Not much, but the friction between them drives this refreshingly innovative first novel. Read full book review >