Search Results: "Mandy Hubbard"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH by Mandy Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Harmless wish-fulfillment for romance fans. (Romance. 12-18)"
A Cinderella story set near modern-day Seattle brings a poor girl together with a handsome, uber-rich, famous guy. Read full book review >

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FOOL ME TWICE by Mandy Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"As romances go, it's harmless enough. (Romance. 14-18)"
A light romantic romp from Hubbard begins in medias psychodrama. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS BOY by Mandy Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"The fun here is in getting to the silly resolution, not achieving it. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
Danger threatens when Harper falls for the perfect boyfriend, maybe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard
Released: March 13, 2012

"A thoughtful and meandering travel narrative, this will find an audience among readers willing to take the time to get to know characters whose motives they might not always understand. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A tale of self-discovery slowly unfolds in this novel about a talented artist who falls for her travel companion as she backpacks in Central America. Read full book review >

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LETTICE, THE DANCING RABBIT by Mandy Stanley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Let us hope so. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Lettice is a pale-gray bunny ballerina who wears pink slippers and a hair bow with sparkly glitter on the cover of this sweet (some might say saccharine) story, its charming illustrations in pretty pastels complemented by perky pink-checked endpapers. Read full book review >

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HOP ALONG BOO, TIME FOR BED by Mandy Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A snooze. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lullaby sends Belle and her stuffed bunny, Boo, off to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESURRECTION by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"In this conclusion, coarseness is used as a substitute for realism, despair as a substitute for character growth: skip. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 15-17)"
The Blood of the Lamb trilogy concludes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLEA CIRCUS by Mandy Keifetz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A tour de force."
Tim Acree, Brooklyn barkeep's boy, merchant sailor, entomologist, aka Professor Aloysius, flea-circus ringmaster, lies dead, a suicide, at the bottom of a tenement air shaft. And Isabelle Oystershifl mourns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO IS FOR DANCING by Woodleigh Hubbard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, the artist's innovative use of color and stylized forms is worth a look, and the joyous enthusiasm in each picture is pleasantly contagious. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The author/illustrator of C Is for Curious: An ABC of Feelings (1990) applies the same flamboyant style to the numbers from 1 to 12 with less success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDSHIP BOOK by Woodleigh Hubbard
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Children—as well as adults—will be amused by the humor and the strength of the visual expression. (Picture book. 5+)"
In her third book, Hubbard brings the distinctive style introduced in C Is for Curious (1990), an innovative pictorial exploration of the emotions, to a dozen aphorisms: ``A friend keeps your secrets''; ``Friends don't always agree''; etc. Again, the artist's vibrantly contrasted colors and decorative animal figures—in simple, dynamic shapes that could have been inspired by Matisse's cutouts—deftly express the subtleties of emotion, whether in a fearful blue creature clinging to its insouciant, boldly yellow companion, whose delicate stance declares understanding as well as courage; or in a comfortably rounded pair with similar shapes and dissimilar but related colors, relaxing among pleasantly curvilinear forms (``Friends just need each other''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTICE THE FLOWER GIRL by Mandy Stanley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Prospective flower girls (and those who would like to join their ranks) will enjoy Lettice's wedding adventure, the 'most perfect day' of her young life. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Aptly-named Lettice is a charmingly sweet bunny who is asked to be the flower girl at the wedding of her dance teacher, a woman named Giselle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DO YOU DO? by Mandy Stanley
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp2003 comes across with perfect pitch to its intended audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A cheery look at jobs that takes a skip past the routine at the end. Read full book review >