Search Results: "Lynn Sherr"


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SWIM by Lynn Sherr
NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"Sherr sends a sweet valentine, with enough background to keep it interesting, to a love that has never let her down."
A collection of swimming traditions and anecdotes wrapped in a celebration of the pleasures involved. Read full book review >

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SALLY RIDE by Lynn Sherr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"An intimately celebratory biography."
An award-winning journalist's revealing biography of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first American woman in space. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES by Lynn Curlee
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"Curlee wraps the contents in a context-setting Prologue and Epilogue, so the entire volume not only provides an engrossing visual experience, but serves up a coherent early introduction to the range and purposes of these ancient tales. (Folklore. 8-10)"
This is not so much a "bestiary" as a diverse gallery of figures from Greek mythology that are particularly suited to Curlee's distinctive, neoclassical style of illustration. Read full book review >

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SKYSCRAPER by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Super Constructions to Design and Build (2001), or Chris Oxlade's Skyscrapers (2006), with its cutaways and plastic overlays. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Between a view of the Chrysler Building and a to-scale gallery of present and future behemoths, Curlee offers an opinionated survey of more than a dozen skyscrapers and their architects, chronicling the "rise" of both over the past century and a half of building big. Read full book review >

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TRAINS by Lynn Curlee
by Lynn Curlee, illustrated by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2009

"Sure to fascinate existing enthusiasts, this elegant survey will likely also create some new fans. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A celebration more than a complete chronicle, this beautifully illustrated volume offers a personal and affectionate look at the place of the railroad in history. Read full book review >

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ANY KIND OF DOG by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1992

"A promising readaloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From a psychiatrist who debuted with Bedtime Cat (1991), another story constructed on a repetitive pattern, but with a stronger story and a more satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A fine coffee-table volume of natural portraiture."
Not all of the animals, but a large sampling of the world's species remains on colorful display in this photo book. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

The diary of a stroke from its frightening first symptoms to the successful return to a productive—but transformed—life. Read full book review >

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SECRET OF THE SEVENS by Lynn Lindquist
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2015

"A satisfying read for secret-society fanatics and romantics alike. (Mystery. 12-18)"
It's been 18 years since the infamous Singer School murders, and once again, mysterious and sinister goings-on threaten to destroy the boarding school for kids from troubled homes. Read full book review >

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SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS by Lynn Weingarten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Provides some tense moments but ultimately disappoints. (Suspense. 14-18)"
Quiet but tough June investigates the apparent suicide by fire of her wild former best friend, Delia. Read full book review >