Search Results: "Michele Laporte"


BOOK REVIEW

TOUGH CHOICES by Nancy Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A less successful entry in the Once Upon America series, partly because the causes and domestic consequences of the Vietnam War were so complicated that it's difficult to make them comprehensible to an elementary-school audience. Read full book review >

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CHILD STAR by Lydia Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Once Upon America'' series captures both the glamour and the seamier side of early Hollywood, providing a fascinating bit of history that is sure to enliven social studies units. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Joey's dreams are realized when he becomes Little Joey Norman, child star in silent films in 1927. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the ``Women of Our Time'' series, the first biography from an author noted for innovative looks at social history (Milk, 1986). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"These stories about often-overlooked characters find sharp observations on the indignities of modern life."
Brosky's darkly witty stories describe the major and mundane problems facing ordinary Midwesterners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2010

"A gripping account of money, ambition and the movies…same as it ever was."
Daily Beast contributor and former Variety reporter LaPorte penetrates the mysterious inner workings of DreamWorks, the audacious entertainment empire that promised to change Hollywood upon its inception in 1994. Read full book review >

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PINKY’S SWEET TOOTH by Michele Malkin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A gooey, triumphant follow-up to Alexa Brandenberg's Chop, Simmer, Season (1997), Philemon Sturges's Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza (1999), or other literary main courses. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Thanks to irrepressible optimism, clever publicity, and true love for her line of work, a shopowner turns a failing business around in this child's-eye view of Enterprise At Work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A slim, worthwhile handbook to tackling a new cancer diagnosis."
A cancer survivor offers practical solutions for navigating a diagnosis of malignancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT A NEW LIFE by Michele Poydence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"An encouraging light read on the theme of Christian transformation."
Three friends seek out new lives in Poydence's debut religious chick-lit novel. Read full book review >

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ROSEBUSH by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2010

"Cleverly written with a finger on the pulse of the target audience—a winner. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Fear and anticipation stalk this psychological thriller as popular, pretty Jane tries to recover from a hit-and-run accident while wondering which of her beloved friends is trying to murder her. Read full book review >

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LADY LAZARUS by Michele Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The World War II setting and supernatural cast are promising, but a great deal of the narrative feels like place-setting for the next installment."
A young Hungarian woman prepares to fend off Hitler (and his army of Nazi werewolves) in this busy supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A powerful cultural analysis. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Wucker's first book is a richly textured social history of Hispaniola. Read full book review >