Search Results: "Nita Whitaker LaFontaine"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 5, 2012

"A poetic love letter and a uplifting account of healing."
In her affecting debut memoir, LaFontaine asserts that "love doesn't end when a loved one dies," but can, through friends and with grace, become deeper and more sacred. Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICESHIP OF LUCAS WHITAKER by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1996

"Foreword and afterword. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Science and superstition clash over a macabre 19th-century folk remedy for tuberculosis in this tale of an orphaned farm lad taken on by a skeptical apothecary. Read full book review >

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I'm Sleeping With The Pastor! by Sena Whitaker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2013

"A bold, personal collection of a pastor's wife's experiences and advice."
An inside look at the life of a pastor's wife, along with advice on how to succeed in such a role. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF KENTUCKY by Alecia Whitaker
FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Solid, just like its setting. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Set in small-town Kentucky, this coming-of-age story depicts the ups and downs of 14-year-old Ricki Jo Winstead as she tries on a new identity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The author connects the dots between tea-rooms and social change, but the picture that emerges is a rough sketch, even for its limited audience. (8 pp. color photos, not seen; 85 b&w illustrations)"
Food writer Whitaker carves out a niche—a very small niche—in history: the rise and decline of the American tea-room during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTSMART A BILLION ROBOT BEES by Paul Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fans of How to Capture an Invisible Cat (2015) will find an agreeable extension of its high jinks. (Science fantasy. 8-12)"
Having "stabilized Nothingness" with gravity waves, supergenius Nate Bannister has created an Infinite Engine, and the nefarious Red Death Tea Society is naturally out to get it. Read full book review >

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HOW TO CAPTURE AN INVISIBLE CAT by Paul Tobin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This winning, consistently funny, smartly silly adventure could be one of Nate's kooky gadgets, a middle-grade reading attractor. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Sixth-graders Delphine and Nate, aided by Nate's talking dog, Bosper, evade the Red Death Tea Society, an evil organization that excels at both death and brewing, while trying to capture Proton, the family cat, which Nate made both gigantic and invisible. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOX by Whitaker Ringwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Readers will relish this sparkling adventure, which offers plenty of action, humor, age-appropriate danger and mental calisthenics. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Fresh voices make this story a winner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Compelling but frustratingly narrow and not terribly convincing."
More questions than answers emerge from this intriguing look at the problematic marriage that helped spark the English Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A bit more framework and background on Whitaker and some semblance of chronological clarity would have given this some lift, but sports buffs will enjoy the anecdotes."
A genial but poorly conceived series of recollections by sports announcer Whitaker, perhaps best remembered today for his coverage of professional golf. Read full book review >

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WILDFLOWER by Alecia Whitaker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"This tender introduction to a newly minted country superstar sets the stage for a compelling series. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Bird Barrett's life isn't exactly normal: Since she was 9, she has been touring, playing bluegrass music with the Barrett Family Band. Read full book review >