Search Results: "Pam Flowers"


BOOK REVIEW

ORDINARY DOGS, EXTRAORDINARY FRIENDSHIPS by Pam Flowers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"A must-read—and reread—for all animal lovers. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Flowers (Alone Across the Arctic, 2011) is a sled-dog musher in Alaska. Her attachment to her loyal and hardworking dogs is unmistakable. Read full book review >

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SOJO by Pam Flowers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An action-filled story about dog sledding and teamwork presented in just the right way for its readership. (Adventure. 8-12)"
An Alaskan sled dog narrates her adventures. Read full book review >

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NINJA ON THE FARM by Luke Flowers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Amusing and accessible. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Moby Shinobi, a young ninja, is eager to use his many skills to help Farmer Bob with his myriad chores. Read full book review >

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EXONEREE DIARIES by Alison Flowers
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A thoroughly researched, provocative book of justice gone wrong."
Chicago journalist Flowers goes deep into the cases of three innocent men and a woman serving at least a decade in prison for crimes they never committed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"A few good laughs and a punch or two to the gut."
A collection of generally ephemeral comedy by gay and lesbian writers and performers. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER GOOD LIVING BLUES by Arthur Flowers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Flawed, then, but not without its shining moments."
Memphis-born blues singer Flowers (De Mojo Blues, 1986) moves back to hometown Beale Street in the 1920's—when the bluesmen were kings and jazz was still an upstart—for a colorful but erratic romance between two temperamental, headstrong people. Read full book review >

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JUAN PABLO AND THE BUTTERFLIES by JJ Flowers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 18, 2017

"Flowers delivers an imperfect but touching contemporary novel that is sardonically relevant in its treatment of drug-trafficking, immigration, and human rights issues. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Fleeing drug traffickers in Mexico, Juan Pablo and his best friend, Rocio, are on the run and hope to seek refuge in the U.S. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Those needing a detailed history, however, should certainly look elsewhere. (60 color, 90 b&w photos, not seen)"
This companion volume to an upcoming PBS series (to begin airing in January) offers a swiftly paced survey of many of the major scientific discoveries made over the past hundred years, including the evolution of modern physics and cosmology, the emergence of the revolutionary theory of plate tectonics, the development of airplanes, the exploration of space, and the long medical struggle to understand and control such ravaging diseases as polio, diabetes, and pellagra. Read full book review >

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NICE TO COME HOME TO by Rebecca Flowers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2008

"There's not much going for this book except perhaps a built-in audience."
A woman reinvents herself in her mid-30s in Flowers's debut novel. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE PROMISED LAND by Arthur Flowers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"In the end, it feels more like experimental performance art than biography. (editorial notes) (Graphic biography. 15 & up)"
A new edition of a 2010 graphic telling of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. via Patua scroll paintings. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE DINO ON THE FLOOR by Kelly Starling Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"It's a bit hard to dance, or count, to this beat. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Dinos that love to move and groove get children counting from one to 10—and perhaps moving to the beat. Read full book review >

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THORNHILL by Pam Smy
Kirkus Star
by Pam Smy, illustrated by Pam Smy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Beautiful, moody, sad, and spooky—all at once. (Horror/graphic hybrid. 10-adult)"
Decades after the tragedy at and closure of gothic Thornhill Institute, a new girl in town is drawn into its story. Read full book review >