Search Results: "Patrice Lyle"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICE by Geri Gale
Released: March 16, 2014

"A baroque, sensual tour de force that elevates art above all else."
An intense, sumptuous prose-poetry exploration of inspiration, sacrifice and art. Read full book review >

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LETHALLY BLONDE by Patrice Lyle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"Like cotton candy, this is fun even if it isn't filling. (Paranormal chick lit. 14 & up)"
A pact with the Devil leads to trouble for one teenage demon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG LYLE by Jennifer P. Goldfinger
ANIMALS
Released: June 18, 2007

"In the crowded ring of dog stories, Lyle stands out from the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl with blonde braids is the first-person narrator of this tribute to a pampered pooch named Lyle. Read full book review >

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LYLE WALKS THE DOGS by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Though given the stance and proportions of a human in an animal suit, Lyle provides a bright-green visual anchor for each picture, and if there isn't much in the way of humor or conflict here—even when being pulled along he looks controlled and confident, although he clearly doesn't like the way Snappy sets the pack to barking—at least there's plenty for pre-reading children to tally and a familiar figure to welcome back. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The genial reptile's first new outing in 12 years also debuts an illustrator working in her father's naïve cartoon style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LYLE AT CHRISTMAS by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Fans of the big green crocodile will welcome this holiday adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Grumps's "down-in-the-dumps" approach to the Christmas holiday leads to the disappearance of Lyle's favorite feline friend in this reassuring tale about the love of family and friends. Read full book review >

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LYLE AT THE OFFICE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This latest addition to the Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile series meanders a bit, but most would follow the lovable Lyle anywhere, and Waber's illustrations are, as usual, completely winning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lyle the crocodile is back and he's in demand, especially when he goes with Mr. Primm to the office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Publishes simultaneously with its sequel, The Obsidian Dagger (978-1-904233-79-4). (Mystery. 11 & up)"
This atmospheric tween mystery is set in Victorian London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDA by Lyle Ernst
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2014

"An engaging, complex introduction to a charming supernatural series."
Time-traveling carnies, malevolent spirits, and a triple homicide rock a small Midwestern town in the first volume of Ernst and Sigafus' (Native Elders: Sharing Their Wisdom, 2014) Mida series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T YOU TRUST ME? by Patrice Kindl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A chilling reminder that sociopaths aren't always coldblooded serial killers; sometimes they're the girl next door. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Fifteen-year-old "white-bread-white" Morgan is one of the "cold people": she lacks a conscience; love and fear don't apply to her; she's indestructible; and she never does anything for anyone unless there's something in it for her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VISITOR by Patrice Aggs
Released: March 1, 1999

"Readers may come away with the feeling that the kittens were soothed this time, but that the next time their fears will be just as out of control. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This exploration of the fear of the new and different—the strange, as in "stranger"—is so heavily tilted to the gathering worries of the young protagonists that the ultimate meeting with the object of their concern is supremely anticlimactic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY DAY DOUGHNUTS by Patrice Adcroft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"That's about as deep as this book gets."
Former Omni editor-in-chief Adcroft drew on her own experiences in her father's Scranton, Pennsylvania, doughnut shop to concoct this fiction debut: 13 unambitious, loosely connected tales of the sugarcoated disaffected. Read full book review >