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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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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SHIMMER by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2011

"The backdrop of the story, a slave revolt in the West Indies, adds some historical weight, but the situation remains abstract and the characters only marginally interesting, leaving readers ultimately unengaged. (Ghost story. 9-12)"
More serious in tone than Radiance (2010), this supernatural adventure story finds perpetually 12-year-old Riley and her 14-year-old guide, Bodhi, first battling then helping Rebecca, an angry ghost child who initially seems to be evil personified. Read full book review >

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THE BONE THIEF by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"There's no magic in them bones. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Can Grimsly save his hometown from a vengeance-seeking madman? 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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MAGNUS FIN AND THE SELKIE SECRET by Janis Mackay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Readership may be limited to fans of the earlier Magnus Fin books and those enamored of under-the-sea adventures. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Magnus Fin, half-human, half-selkie, is thrilled when a sea storm washes up a box sure to contain riches. Read full book review >

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RADIANCE by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"But for those preteens who like a mild supernatural adventure with romantic overtones, you go, ghost. (Paranormal. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Riley is dead, and she isn't particularly happy about it. Read full book review >

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HOME TRUTH by Janis Stout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 1992

"Stout fails to invest the mightily handicapped Lisbeth with the smallest spark of humanity, creating a dreary, instead of moving, book."
Less a novel than a case study about a dysfunctional Texas family, Stout's latest (A Family Likeness, Eighteen Holes—not reviewed) probes the resentments and fears of a young Texas woman whose wounded feelings force her to play the martyr with her selfish husband and her blind and retarded sister. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOLING OF CLAYBIRD CATTS by Janis Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2003

"Warm and affirming, yes, though Clayton still stretches the credulity."
Owens's third about the Sims and Catts family of north Florida (Myra Sims, 1999, etc.) can too often seem a reworking of its two predecessors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Ambitious, sweeping and painstakingly delineated."
An exhaustive look at the epic sea battles that constituted the first truly world war. Read full book review >