Search Results: "Philippa Perry"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO STAY SANE  by Philippa Perry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Using stories from her therapy practice to illustrate her points as well as numerous exercises to conduct alone, with a loved one or within a group, Perry brings new light to a well-visited subject."
A self-help book for combating the stress of today. 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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I REMEMBER MISS PERRY by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A tasteful and valuable contribution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Stevie and his classmates experience human loss for the first time when a beloved teacher dies. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR ANNE PERRY by Joanne Drayton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"Occasionally uneven but a pleasure for Perry's loyal fans and a book that is likely to win her some new ones as well."
Literary biographer Drayton (Design/Unitec Institute of Technology; Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime, 2008, etc.) turns her attention to novelist Anne Perry (b. 1938) and the past she couldn't keep hidden. 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 >

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I DREAMED I MARRIED PERRY MASON by Susan Kandel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"The verdict: thumbs up to newcomer Kandel's series for its snappy dialogue and carefully worked-out plot."
Witty "biography" of the creator of America's favorite lawyer lands a former beauty queen in big legal trouble. Read full book review >

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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >

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ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Well-crafted, warm, and wonderful. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Positive thinking proves powerful for Perry Cook and his incarcerated mother. Read full book review >

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ANNE PERRY AND THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY by Peter Graham
Released: May 1, 2013

"A worthy retrospective that feels chilling in the manner of novelist Perry."
A New Zealand lawyer revisits the highly publicized, mysterious case of matricide in his country in 1954. Read full book review >

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 >