Search Results: "Maria T. Lennon"


BOOK REVIEW

WATCH OUT, HOLLYWOOD! by Maria T. Lennon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Lennon's over-the-top tale and larger-than-life characters and situations aren't exactly credible, but readers who like their characters big and brash will suspend their disbelief and enjoy. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A 12-year-old girl with big dreams struggles to reconcile her towering ambition with the demands of just being a good person. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A SO-CALLED MIDDLE CHILD by Maria T. Lennon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Readers will admire the unabashedly quirky Charlie as she embarks upon her journey of self-understanding and transformation with verve. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Eager to escape her troubled history, 12-year-old Charlie is ready to start over. Read full book review >

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MAKING IT UP AS I GO ALONG by Maria T. Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2005

"Worth enduring La Leche how-to and confusing backstory for the photo-finish of this race against death."
War correspondent leaves Sierra Leone to cope with motherhood and fallout from a strange inheritance. Read full book review >

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THE STAR OF CHRISTMAS by Maria T. DiVencenzo
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"A well-crafted tale that delivers an old, important message in a fresh, attractively imagined vehicle."
A sleepy child, addressed by the ornaments on her Christmas tree, teaches them and young readers about the true meaning of the holiday. Read full book review >

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Eat Well and Feel Fabulous by Maria T Resele
NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2013

"Well-seasoned recipes served up with prose that readers need to take with a pinch of salt."
In her debut cookbook, the author offers recipes and tips on preparing international dishes for family meals. Read full book review >

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THE AMANDA PROJECT by Stella Lennon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A baldly predatory attempt to get into teens' wallets. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
According to popular Callie, Amanda Valentino was a quirky math genius who lived in a pretty, Victorian house. Read full book review >

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JORGE LUIS BORGES by Adrian Lennon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 13, 1991

"Frequent b&w photos; chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 14+)"
A biography of the prize-winning Argentinian short-story writer and poet (1899-1986). Read full book review >

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WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN by Tom Lennon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Still, it's a mostly solid novel of identification that's entirely capable of speaking to today's youth. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Coming out in 1992 Dublin. Read full book review >

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QUESTORS by Joan Lennon
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Fans of Philip Reeve's Larklight (2006) and Angie Sage's Septimus Heap trilogy will enjoy these quests. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The rule of threes reigns in this solidly crafted slipstream novel that incorporates fantasy tropes with science-fiction concepts. Read full book review >

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PIECES FOR THE LEFT HAND by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"A sly collection of bar stories and fables from Lennon (Castle, 2009, etc.), who's learned to be crafty with his storytelling."
One hundred deftly written short stories, originally published in the United Kingdom in 2005. Read full book review >

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ON THE NIGHT PLAIN by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2001

"Not wholly successful, but, still, a significant achievement and a worthy addition to the growing body of contemporary western literature."
A gripping contemporary equivalent of O.E. Rolvaag's sagas of hard luck on the Great Plains. Read full book review >

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THE FUNNIES by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1999

"If you believe in it, you'll like Lennon's novel."
A shapeless but engaging portrayal of its underachieving protagonist and narrator is the best feature of this bittersweet second novel by Lennon (The Light of Failing Stars, 1997). Read full book review >