Search Results: "Mandy Keifetz"


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 >

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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 >

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THE NO. 2 FELINE DETECTIVE AGENCY by Mandy Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"The mystery is gossamer-thin, the detective work modest, the characterization ditto, and the puns—well, you already know how you feel about them. But everyone who suspects that cats have always run the world will be at least a bit curious about how that works out in an alternate reality."
Tired of watching Lilian Jackson Braun's Koko and Yum Yum get upstaged by that do-nothing Jim Qwilleran? Wish the sleuthing pets in Rita Mae Brown's tales had even more prominent roles? Morton's debut, featuring an all-feline cast running amok in something like modern England, is the answer to your prayers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRAGRANT by Mandy Aftel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"Evocative, heady and overflowing with history and lore."
The history and mystery of the power of scent. 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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DREAMTIME ALICE by Mandy Sayer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Her will to be heard may be tap-danced to her father's drum but it echoes clear off the page. (Author tour)"
Winner of the Australian/Vogel Award (1989) for her first novel, Mood Indigo, and recently named one of the ten Best Young Australian Novelists by the Sydney Morning Herald, Sayer makes her American debut with this compelling memoir of her experiences while living on the edge with her father as a busker in the magical, menacing underworlds of New Orleans and the streets of New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Dust by Mandy Harbin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2016

"A fast-paced tale with dynamic protagonists and a healthy dollop of suspense."
A chance encounter leads to an opportunity for two college students to heal past emotional wounds in Harbin's (Surrounded by Woods, 2016, etc.) contemporary romance.Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILDERNESS by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Though the focus too often shifts from Maryam's quest to differentiating good white people from bad, ultimately this dystopia will please fans of the genre and leave them awaiting Maryam's trilogy-ending heroics. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 13-16)"
Volume 2 of any post-apocalyptic series is the epic journey from frying pan to fire, and Maryam's harrowing adventure delivers. Read full book review >

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THE CROSSING by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"This trilogy opener will be just the thing for those readers still hungry for dystopias. (Dystopian romance. 13-16)"
Post-apocalyptic religious exploitation in Micronesia forms the theme of this dystopia. Read full book review >