Search Results: "Paulette Moller"


BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE'S WORLD by Jostein Gaarder
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Index. (Philosophy/Fiction. All ages)"
What if we were all just characters from a book written by Major Albert Knag as a philosophical present for his daughter Hilde's 15th birthday? Read full book review >

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MOMMA’S MAGICAL PURSE by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Purple plastic purses make fine fashion statements, but young readers will agree that a bag like Momma's is far more useful in the clutch—so to speak. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Taking a cue from Mary Poppins, Rachael's Momma sports a hefty handbag that's plainly larger inside than out. Read full book review >

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SPIKE by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1998

"Amiable illustrations with strong lines and an expressive Spike pick up on all his ineptitudes and add mightily to the fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bogan's first picture book features a dog attempting to ditch his canine inclinations before discovering that being a dog is actually what he does best. Read full book review >

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LULU THE BIG LITTLE CHICK by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"This comic feature clucks in with a vengeance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little chick Lulu hopes to fly the coop, seeking independence from her loving mother. Read full book review >

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VIRGIL & OWEN STICK TOGETHER by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A welcome glimpse into child sensibilities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Virgil and Owen, from their previous eponymous title, might be best friends, but Virgil still has some friendship lessons to learn. Read full book review >

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BOSSY FLOSSY by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"No matter if the premise is a bit thin; the humorous art and the use of well-known phrases such as 'You are not the boss of me' will encourage rereads. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flossy bosses everyone—even adults—until she meets the equally bossy Edward. Read full book review >

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POLICE OFFICERS by Paulette Bourgeois
Released: April 1, 1999

"The book closes with a smart set of safety tips, making this not just for children interested in police work, but for adults who want to keep children alert and cautious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Police Officers ($12.95; Apr.; 32 pp.; 1-55074-502-6): The duties of police officers are outlined in this entry in the In My Neighborhood series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARITY by Paulette Callen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite a few excessively lyrical flourishes, an unusually satisfying tale, combining an engrossing mystery, a lovingly etched portrait of a community, and an appreciation for the moral resilience of strong women."
Poet Callen's first novel, set at the turn of the century, tells of the love and friendship between two women—a story that, for all its up-to-date politics, is really an old-fashioned celebration of its title virtue. Read full book review >

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LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND by Paulette Jiles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Jiles writes beautifully but paces the novel glacially."
A quest novel set in the future, when America has become a vast megalopolis divided into "Gerrymanders" and water is a scarce resource in a new "Drought Age." Read full book review >

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NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Lyrical and affecting, the novel succeeds in skirting clichés through its empathy and through the depth of its major characters."
In post-Civil War Texas, a 10-year-old girl makes an odyssey back to her aunt and uncle's home after living with the Kiowa warriors who had killed her parents four years earlier. Read full book review >

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of the lilin by Paulette Hampton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"Ambitious, entertaining start to a sexy YA paranormal adventure series."
In this debut fantasy novel, after family tragedy, college-age Sage Frankle discovers her supernatural capabilities and bloodline legacy. Read full book review >

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CEMENTVILLE by Paulette Livers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"An earnest and sober portrait of the homefront, filled a bit past capacity."
The arrival of dead soldiers from Vietnam in 1969 upturns and rewires the lives in a small Kentucky town. Read full book review >