Search Results: "Paula Jolin"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULA by Isabel Allende
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1995

"A fascinating window into the creative world of Allende, who, with dignity and courage, tells her life's story as reflected through the tragic death of her daughter."
In her first nonfiction work, Allende (The Infinite Plan, 1993, etc.) produces a beautiful and deeply personal account of the process of grieving and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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THREE WITCHES by Paula Jolin
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The author's depiction of teens struggling with conflicting cultural expectations is riveting and convincing, but it needs more support than is provided by this novel's flimsy premise. (Fiction. YA)"
Her debut novel, In the Name of God (2007), introduced Jolin as a writer of power and promise. Read full book review >

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IN THE NAME OF GOD by Paula Jolin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nadia's story reminds us that some truths are best expressed by fiction. (Fiction. YA)"
In the cramped Damascus apartment 17-year-old Nadia shares with her family, life is tough and getting tougher. Read full book review >

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PAULA BUNYAN by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"The text is printed on cream-toned stock, often with black-and-white vignettes contributing to the old-timey look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paula Bunyan, who could outwrestle her more famous brother Paul "three times out of six," gets tired of hauling ferries across the river on her shoulders and sets out for more open spaces where she can sing without breaking china and walk without running out of forest. Read full book review >

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PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Preach it, Paula."
An encyclopedic tour of Southern cuisine that leaves no doubt about Deen's (Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cooking, 2009, etc.) latest bountiful and delicious contributions to the contemporary American kitchen. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIR! by Dominique Jolin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The cartoon-style manner of the telling is reminiscent of a long foldout greeting card; this is lively, but artificially sweetened. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An angry girl comes home from school (motion lines and cloud puffs indicate the door slamming behind her), and, finding her father at the computer, launches into a litany of generic complaints. Read full book review >

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NOT WHAT IT SEEMS by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Ultimately the book's concept is too thin and unlikely to sustain interest beyond one reading. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As the title indicates, nothing is what it seems in this Chilean import. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Love makes a family, but this may not be the best book to demonstrate this truism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A duckling wants to be just like his porcine parents when he grows up. Read full book review >

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NUTS by Paula Gerritsen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Aesop's grasshopper should have been so lucky. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this triumphant, if unlikely, take on Matthew 6:26 ("They sow not, neither do they reap . . . yet your heavenly father feedeth them"), a mouse sets out to "reap" nuts from a distant tree, oblivious to warnings of a storm, a tractor and a dog in the way. Read full book review >

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CHOOSE YOUR DAYS by Paula Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2016

"This is the kind of book that will stick with readers, a meditation that they may not understand now but that, if digested, could have magical results. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the help of Old Bear, Corky lives her life intentionally. Read full book review >

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MESSY JESSE by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lighthearted story that toddlers will relate to. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about the joys of messy play. Read full book review >