Search Results: "Philippa Leathers"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CATCH A MOUSE by Philippa Leathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Clemmie in a trench coat, using what she's learned, is worth the price of admission alone. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Ginger kitten Clemmie keeps her house mouse-free…or does she? Read full book review >

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THE BLACK RABBIT by Philippa Leathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Sweet but slight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adorable bunny discovers his shadow; trepidation and then friendship follow in this familiar and mildly entertaining tale. Read full book review >

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PHILIPPA FISHER’S FAIRY GODSISTER by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Told in the alternating voices of Philippa and Daisy, the tale unfolds with an appealing mixture of tenderness and irony. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
With her best friend moving away and her quirky parents embarrassing her to no end—their camper-van honks to the tune of the Hokey-Pokey—11-year-old Philippa Fisher wishes she had a fairy godmother to change everything about her. Read full book review >

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PHILIPPA FISHER AND THE DREAM-MAKER’S DAUGHTER by Liz Kessler
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Kessler addresses hefty themes in this compelling story—nightmares, the scary dad—and allows the girls' friendship to assuage painful feelings of growing up. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this somewhat darker follow-up to the fanciful Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister (2008), lonely Philippa, just shy of 12, is ensconced on a rainy cottage vacation with her lovable hippie parents and faced with some mature issues of grief and death. Read full book review >

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PHILIPPA FISHER AND THE FAIRY'S PROMISE by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Young, bullied Tommy, however, is a new character with some future. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The power of friendship bucks the rules and regulations of the Above the Clouds command center—ATC for short—in this convoluted third installment in Kessler's airy series exploring the gateway between the fairy and human worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"As usual, Gregory delivers a spellbinding (and definitely York-biased) exposé."
In the aftermath of the Wars of the Roses, the new queen of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty, struggles with divided loyalties. Read full book review >

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CHANGELING by Philippa Gregory
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2012

"Gregory says in her author's note how much fun she had writing this. Perhaps some may enjoy reading it. (Paranormal/historical fiction. 14-18)"
A paranormal/historical potboiler for teens from Gregory. Read full book review >

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THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Royal history spoon-fed in a highly digestible form."
The author of The Other Boleyn Girl (2002) returns to the executed queen's doomed family in a historical novel that maps the sad demise of Henry VIII in a series of intimate personal testimonies. Read full book review >

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A FACTORY OF CUNNING by Philippa Stockley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Polished, clever, and really quite shocking."
A Dutch philosopher nursing a grudge sends a marquise with a scandalous past to London to work the downfall of an even more depraved earl. Further debauchery ensues—in a guiltily pleasurable slice of fashionable Georgian life. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 1987

"They should also be good for book-talking or reading aloud."
Short stories can be hard to sell to children, but this collection is worth pushing. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TUDOR by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Tedium is inevitable as we watch these Tudor heirs wait."
The bloodlines, if not the ambitions, of three Tudor sisters imperil their lives. Read full book review >

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THE TAMING OF THE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Although Kateryn's studiousness makes for some dull reading, the pace picks up as her intellect becomes her greatest liability."
By pondering the mistakes of her predecessors, Kateryn Parr, sixth wife of King Henry VIII, manages to keep her head. Read full book review >