Search Results: "Pippa Pixley"


BOOK REVIEW

TOMCAT TAKES A WALK by Pippa Unwin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1998

"The artwork has a lovely knack for capturing classic feline movements, as well as the hollyhocks and window boxes of cottages in the English countryside. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This handsome book tells of a tomcat's adventurous week while Taffy, his owner, is away. Read full book review >

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Beyond The Veil by Pippa DaCosta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"Exciting, sexy, psychologically acute, this first entry in a planned series should garner fans eager for the next volume."
In this urban fantasy tale, a half-demon's human life is upended when an assassination attempt sends her back to her former lover, a Prince of Hell, for help. Read full book review >

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SONG OF LOVE by Pippa Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"The original sonnets, the wistful photos (32 pages b&w), the editorial notes and narratives included here are useful and illuminating; but, as emotional and psychological history, the letters stand on their own—powerful, authentic, universal."
Tactfully edited by Noel Olivier's granddaughter, these passionate, vivid, and poignant letters between the young poet sentimentalized after his death in WW I and the schoolgirl who became Britain's first female pediatrician re-create the commonplaces of romantic love in the fragile, doomed world of English country literati during the early 1900's. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE GHOSTIES by Pippa Goodhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Fine fare altogether for young readers more comfortable with feigned fright than the real sort. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Goodhart spins several stanzas from a snatch of nursery rhyme with this tale of three ghosties, "eating burnt toasties, / telling big boasties" and then setting out to scare some "girlsies! Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"This lighthearted spin-off chugs along as merrily as the shiny red tractor at the center of it all. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A dragon, a damsel in distress, and a knight in shining armor—recipe for a typical fairy tale? Read full book review >

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NOAH MAKES A BOAT by Pippa Goodhart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Diverting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another attempt at the oft-told story of Noah's Ark. Read full book review >

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PUDGY by Pippa Goodhart
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Older toddlers making the transition from board books to real stories are a natural audience for this effort, but the satisfying story and the volume's large size will also work for preschool or kindergarten story hours about dogs or friendship. (Picture book. 1½-5)"
Pudgy is a lovable pup in this simple tale. Read full book review >

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FREAK by Marcella Pixley
FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Stunning. (Fiction. 12-15)"
An expertly—and lovingly—narrated story about girls and bullying is told by the novel's main character Miriam Fisher. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT TESS by Marcella Pixley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Pixley (Freak, 2007) once again plumbs the emotional depths of a tough subject with sensitivity and insight into the complexities of human nature and sibling bonds. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tess' drowning five years ago weighs heavily on sister Lizzie, who, at 15, struggles with her feelings of guilt and betrayal for not doing enough to save Tess from herself. Read full book review >

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Satan's Elixir by Pippa Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This book's juxtaposition of the earnest and the downright zany make it a biting work."
Debut author Greene offers a satirical horror novel about the intersection of Colonial America and higher education. Read full book review >

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GIRL FROM ABOVE by Pippa DaCosta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"This fast-paced first outing in a series offers layered characters and plenty of action."
A synthetic human stowaway and a hotheaded smuggler discover a dangerous shared secret in this sci-fi novel. Read full book review >