Search Results: "Michelle Lord"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL SCHOOL by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Both beautiful and educational. (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
"Elephants to pygmy wrasses, / vertebrates are grouped by classes." Read full book review >

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NATURE RECYCLES by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2012

"Well-meant but not convincing. (Informational picture book. 5-9) "
Reuse and recycling happen throughout the natural world; you should do it, too. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR CAMBODIA by Michelle Lord
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Arihara crafts somber scenes in broad brushstrokes to illustrate this important story of devastation and rebuilding in Southeast Asia. (multimedia resource list) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
A sensitive reconstruction, based both on published sources and several original interviews, of the childhood experiences of Arn Chorn-Pond. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SAP AND MONSIEUR RODIN by Michelle Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Lovely. (sources, foreword, author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
A charming story based on a little-known encounter in which a Cambodian dancer met a famous French painter. Read full book review >

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RULES by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Middle-grade readers will recognize her longing for acceptance and be intrigued by this exploration of dealing with differences. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When 12-year-old Catherine is embarrassed by her autistic younger brother's behavior, her mother reassures her that "real friends understand." Read full book review >

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WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRASHER by Shirley Lord
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1998

"But not much."
Novelist Lord (My Sister's Keeper, 1994, etc.), an editor for both Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, uses her access to fashion, journalism, and society to limn the careening ride to love and fame of a young woman with designing ambitions—in a dizzying mix of murder, old-fashioned gumption, and contemporary sleaze. Read full book review >

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LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >

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THE GALAXY GAME by Karen Lord
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Lord is at her best describing vividly alien bioformed landscapes and exploring subtle differences among uneasily allied cultures. But this novel, with its tentacled narrative structure and many references to previous events, is not the best entry to her world."
World Fantasy Award finalist Lord (The Best of All Possible Worlds, 2013, etc.) offers a complex coming-of-age story about negotiating competing loyalties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIV by Graham Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Scenes in search of a point of view. (photos)"
A detailed, yet shapeless biography of a charming actor. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF STARS by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"This sensitive coming-of-age tale compassionately explores prejudice and multiculturalism. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lily, an orphaned 12-year-old who lives in a small eastern Maine town, becomes fast friends with Salma, a Latina migrant worker who has come with her family to pick blueberries. Read full book review >