Search Results: "Noël Janis-Norton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"Centers on respectful communication and trust, with a broadly appealing, authoritative style accessible to anyone willing to 'be dedicated to trying new ways of doing things.'"
An insightful, optimistic guide for parents of children aged 3 to 13 from learning and behavior specialist Janis-Norton, founder of London's Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting Centre. Read full book review >

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LOVE, JANIS by Laura Joplin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A thorough, restrained account of an extraordinary rise and fall. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Joplin pens a bio of her legendary older sister that's more detailed and evenhanded, yet much less dramatic and emotionally raw, than Myra Friedman's bestselling Buried Alive (1973)—and includes the rock star's unpublished letters home, more revealing for Janis's aren't-you-proud-of-me? eagerness of tone than for their contents. Read full book review >

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JANIS JOPLIN by Ann Angel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Young music buffs will gain an understanding of Joplin's place in pop culture and how, even with her career cut short, she paved the way for today's female rock musicians. (Biography. 14 & up)"
At the time when wholesome singers like Debbie Boone were on the radio, girls from Janis Joplin's hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, were expected to marry their high-school boyfriends. Read full book review >

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NORTON AND ALPHA by Kristyna Litten
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A quietly amusing fable that highlights the importance of nature in a mechanical world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What is that strange red object sticking up out of the ground? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"The detail in these illustrations adds a charming quirkiness to the story, particularly the antics of a small raccoon who keeps Papa Noël company, occasionally riding on his hat and even making a grab for his cookies and milk. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Dunham presents the story of a Christmas Eve so foggy that even the magical, glowing gator Nicollette will be unable to lead Papa Noël's pirogue to the homes of the good little Cajun girls and boys so that he can distribute his sack full of toys. Read full book review >

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ON THE ROAD WITH JANIS JOPLIN by John Byrne Cooke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Significant for ardent devotees of Joplin; less than essential for others."
A memoir of the author's time working for the spellbinding Janis Joplin. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Thorough but perhaps overlavish with detail."
A British historian's punctilious narrative about the tragic but colorful life of Caroline Norton (1808-1877), a neglected 19th-century champion of women's rights. Read full book review >

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EVERMORE by Alyson Noël
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

Shallow stock characters barely mar the breathless allure of this formulaic supernatural romance, the first in the Immortals series, though feeble explanations wreck the ending. Read full book review >

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FLY ME TO THE MOON by Alyson Noël
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"As predictable as an onboard safety video."
A flight attendant's love life is prone to turbulence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1992

At the heart of this megabook from South-African-born Mostert (Supership, 1974) is the moving story of the tragic clash between races—black and white—and cultures—British, Boer, and African— in a place that for a brief, transcendent moment was a model to the world of racial tolerance and democracy. Read full book review >

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BLACKLIST by Alyson Noël
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Chick lit to the max for those who want it. (Chick lit. 14-18)"
The Beautiful Idols saga continues as the competitive Hollywood teens deal with the consequences of Madison's murder. Read full book review >

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FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"An amusing Christmas story for preteens. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Almost 13-year-old Nick thinks that the only way he can get his dream girl is by becoming famous. Read full book review >