Search Results: "Monica Bang-Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RAT SETS SAIL by Monica Bang-Campbell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Let's hope Little Rat learns to swim in the next offering, as those who go down to the sea to sail should really learn to swim first. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Little Rat's parents have signed her up for sailing lessons, but she doesn't want to learn to sail; in fact, she doesn't even want to get wet. Read full book review >

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MONICA by Saunders Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"But Lewis is also an obtrusive writer whose digressions and summaries both vitiate this novel's artfulness and make it unlikely that Monica will ever be seen as anything more than an unusually interesting period piece."
Monica ($17.95 paperback original; Oct. 31; 120 pp.; 1-85411-195-7): The first American edition of a once-notorious 1930 novel by eminent Welsh writer Lewis (18931985), whose only foray into prose fiction was this Bovary-an tale of an unhappy housewife sustained, then betrayed, by her overheated romantic imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A cautionary tale on the hazards of distracted driving? If anything, just the opposite, but it's sure a lot of fun. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Silly results turn a multivehicle accident into a street party in this onomatopoeic import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG BANG by Lynn Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Thoroughly charming and sure to enrage the NRA, which is, of course, the point."
A sweet Philadelphia waitress takes on the pro-gun set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG by Barry Lyga
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Heartbreaking and brutally compelling. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Ten years ago, when he was just 4, Sebastian accidentally killed his infant sister with his father's unattended handgun. Now a teen, he struggles to cope with the far-reaching effects of this horrific experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANG! by Sharon G. Flake
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Powerful—and disturbing. (Fiction. YA)"
In a neighborhood where random death walks onto your front porch and kills you or your innocent little brother, Mann and Kee-lee become increasingly convinced that they'll die before reaching 17. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RAT MAKES MUSIC by Monika Bang-Campbell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An excellent choice for those readers in transition from beginning readers to chapter books. (Fiction. 6-8)"
In the third early-chapter book to detail her adventures, spunky Little Rat tackles violin lessons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RAT RIDES by Monika Bang-Campbell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Although the text is intended as an upper-level easy reader for children transitioning into chapter books, this quiet, satisfying story will also work as a read-aloud for younger children. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
The endearing star of Little Rat Sets Sail returns for a second sporty adventure, this time learning to ride a horse in a riding-academy setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kitty, Kitty Bang, Bang by Harlowe Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"Quick and sultry, but the back story deserves more airtime."
A jewel heist goes awry when the mastermind encounters an alluring man from her past in Wilde's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLING MONICA by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"The book's portrayal of Pandy feels both self-congratulatory and unintentionally unpleasant, the hostility toward male characters is virulent—the only good male in the book may not be one—and the sense of humor is nil."
Bushnell (One Fifth Avenue, 2008, etc.) is still playing her Sex and the City riffs in this self-referential sort-of satire about an author whose insanely popular fictional creation has taken over her life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"No source notes. (Biography. 12+)"
An effective rags-to-riches biography of a chief's descendant who became a Democratic senator from Colorado after distinguishing himself as a judo teacher, deputy sheriff, and artisan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1943

"The large shadowy pictures have a good deal of humor and action despite their sombre tone."
Not as successful as her Noisy Books, this whispering book will appeal nevertheless to children who like utter nonsense. Read full book review >