Search Results: "Pam Calvert"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PEEPERS PICKS A PET by Pam Calvert
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"It's a light regal romp, forgoing the need for any extra pomp or circumstance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's safe to say that Peepers curtsies to a different drummer at the Royal Academy for Perfect Princesses. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PEEPERS by Pam Calvert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The ironic denouement is bound to please princess fans and their practical parents alike. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Calvert's tale of a bespectacled princess's rocky road to self-acceptance is rollicking good fun. Read full book review >

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WHO BUILT THE ARK? by Pam Paperone
adapted by Pam Paperone, illustrated by Pam Paperone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Music with a simple accompaniment included on the endpapers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Based on an African-American spiritual, Paparone's version of Noah's gathering is cast as a counting rhyme and illustrated with deft, primitive-style paintings. Read full book review >

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DROUGHT by Pam Bachorz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"An intriguing story with depth, but its success will depend on individual taste. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In this lengthy, imaginative science-fiction tale, a girl is driven to escape an isolated commune in upstate New York that's been frozen in time since 1812. Read full book review >

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CANDOR by Pam Bachorz
FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Despite the unsuccessful romantic element, overall it's a well-reasoned, creepily possible first novel. (Science fiction. YA)"
Everyone is on-message in Candor, Fla. Read full book review >

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THE MONEY DRAGON by Pam Chun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sometimes disjointed and rambling, but nevertheless a kind of exotic Dallas: lurid, two-dimensional, fast-paced—and utterly addictive."
Chun's debut—part novel, part biography—tells the life of her great-grandfather, a legendary Chinese merchant who moved to Hawaii in 1876 and became one of the islands' richest men. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME by Pam Houston
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Ultimately, though, when Houston notes that 'my need to write the things that terrify me is matched only by my desire to write the things that surprise and delight,' it's clear that's she's satisfied both requirements. (Author tour)"
A collection of essays, most of which have appeared elsewhere, by novelist (Waltzing the Cat, 1998, etc.) and adventurer Houston. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT AT THE PALACE by Pam Tent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Tent's vivid, total-recall memoir gives a touch of permanency to a band that played hard, got dirty, lived fast, and died at two-and-a-half. (16 pp. photos)"
The radical politics, sexual rebellion, and theatrical extravagance of a spontaneously combusting, gender-bending San Francisco troupe, remembered here by one of its founding members. Read full book review >