Search Results: "Pamela Ribon"


BOOK REVIEW

NOTES TO BOYS by Pamela Ribon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Ribon's numerous fans should welcome this retelling of 'things she shouldn't share in public,' now twined with her adult musings. For others, it's a tedious slog through a year in the life of a teenager who, as the author herself recalled, wrote obsessively, compulsively and constantly."
Blogger, TV writer, "retired derby girl [and] Wonder Killer" Ribon (You Take It from Here, 2013, etc.) provides a contemporary perspective on her younger self's most intimate teenage longings. Read full book review >

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HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD by Pamela Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"One picture that spans an entire spread—of two girls facing each other—is spoiled because the book's binding falls at a crucial area of the photograph; it shows that their 'how-do-you-do' faces are aimed not at each other, but at the buggy occupant of a jar. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A concept book in photographs that holds nothing new for those familiar with Tana Hoban's or Margaret Miller's work. Read full book review >

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A MOUSE'S TALE by Pamela Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually appealing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her first solo effort, an accomplished illustrator (Stolz's fantasies; science books about animals) describes a mouse who, wanting to go to sea, considers many progressively smaller vessels (ship, ferry, rowboat, etc.) before imaginatively constructing her own boat of natural materials. Read full book review >

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HENRY & LEO by Pamela Zagarenski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Invite young readers to talk about this visual feast for the imagination, and something magical may happen. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The bond between a child and a beloved stuffed lion is put to the test. Read full book review >

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THE CRUSHES by Pamela Wells
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"More critical romance readers will have trouble distinguishing between characters and keeping the story lines straight. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Four best friends who failed to learn from their mistakes are back for a summer of boys, breakups and text messaging. Read full book review >

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THE JUMBEE by Pamela Keyes
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Drawing on both Shakespeare (the students are rehearsing Romeo and Juliet) and Leroux, this florid Phantom of the Opera story goes down easy and is perhaps a good way to introduce younger readers to themes from the classics. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Esti Legard is an aspiring actress. Read full book review >

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RETURNABLE GIRL by Pamela Lowell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readable and enlightening for girls and their parents. (Fiction. YA)"
A convincing portrait of a troubled 13-year-old girl lifts this above the level of mere entertainment. Read full book review >