Search Results: "Melissa Lion"


BOOK REVIEW

SWOLLEN by Melissa Lion
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"While it's gratifying that her father's girlfriend ends up supplying Sam with the sense of family and meaning the girl has lacked, the redemption feels tacked on, a sudden warmth that seems too good to be true. (Fiction. 13+)"
High-schooler Samantha lives in a Southern California cultural wasteland in the cold, under-furnished rooms of a huge condo complex with her emotionally distant father and his current girlfriend. Read full book review >

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UPSTREAM by Melissa Lion
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 10, 2005

"Lion continues to be a YA author to watch. (Fiction. YA)"
In a small Alaskan town where sunlight—or the lack thereof—dominates everyone's lives, senior Marty narrates this understated yet compelling story that pulls readers into the mystery surrounding the loss of her naturalist boyfriend, Steven. Read full book review >

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WHO SHOULD MELISSA MARRY? by Doris Cassiday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But there's no denying that fashion writer Cassiday's moderately interesting son-of-Silhouette romance is easier to take than the telegraphic, wildly formulaic demises of the Robinses."
That publicity-surfing entrepreneur Bill Adler, who created and decimated the Robins family (Who Killed the Robins Family?, 1984, etc.), is at it again, this time with another contest novel. Read full book review >

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MELISSA PARKINGTON’S BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HAIR by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Melissa's long, thick, shiny black hair impresses everyone. Read full book review >

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LION, LION by Miriam Busch
by Miriam Busch, illustrated by Larry Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Sly, dark humor for little ones—at its best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Readers must pay careful attention to both the words and the pictures in this quirky, humorous book about a boy who is shouting out, "Lion!" and a lion who is hungry. Read full book review >

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JIM’S LION by Russell Hoban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Beautiful and comforting. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Jim is in the hospital, seriously ill and facing surgery; he knows he might die. Read full book review >

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SABBATH LION by Howard Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Excellent source note. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Yosef (ten) must travel from Algiers to Cairo to claim his family's inheritance. Read full book review >

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LAZY LION by Mwenye Hadithi
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Another entertaining, brilliantly illustrated "why" story from the creators of Hot Hippo (1986) and other modern fables. Read full book review >

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ELLEN'S LION by Crockett Johnson
Released: Aug. 5, 1959

"A word of warning to all children: Do not let this book into the hands of adults or you may have to queue up to read it."
It is perfectly natural that Ellen have a lion for a pet. Read full book review >

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LITTLE & LION by Brandy Colbert
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Readers will empathize with Suzette as she explores both her sexuality and the tricky line between honesty and betrayal. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Sixteen-year-old Suzette was sent to boarding school when her bookish older brother, Lionel, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but now she's back in Los Angeles for the summer. Read full book review >

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LION LESSONS by Jon Agee
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A jubilant romp fit for a lion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Being a lion demands hard work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANDLE & LION by Louis Eliopoulos
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 29, 2014

"An engaging effort, though it reads mostly like a bridge between more eventful books."
The second book in Eliopoulos' (The Mythic Forest, 2013) Fabelwald saga tells the tale of twins Dandle and Lion, children of the first volume's Erich and Rapunzel, as they begin to discover the magic inside them and the struggle between Light and Dark that defines the world around them.Read full book review >