Search Results: "Polly Lawson"


BOOK REVIEW

POLLY by Amy Bryant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Polly isn't boring, but her romantic angst is—and that's the author's unfortunate focus."
An insecure teenager meanders her way through a series of boyfriends in the 1980s, in Bryant's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLASTIC POLLY by Jenny Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Readers will surely be saying, ‘Polly, you go girl.' (Fiction. 9-13)"
A popularity war heats to boiling when follower Polly Pierce has to take over the leadership of a middle school talent competition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POTCH & POLLY by William Steig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2002

"The one missing piece of her pie'—gives the essentially adult tale the air of a sophisticated valentine, but perceptive younger readers will also catch the tenderness underlying this rocky, slapstick romance. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Agee (Milo's Hat Trick, 2001, etc.) illustrates this comic take on the course of true love never running smooth with clownish flair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOWING POLLY by Karen Bergreen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Although Bergreen is a professional comedian, the humor falls flat while the mystery lacks punch because neither the characters nor the author seem to take it seriously."
In her debut as a novelist, Bergreen attempts a comic murder mystery cum romance about a young woman who comes under suspicion when the semi-celebrity she's been stalking is murdered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLLY VAUGHN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A mostly successful attempt to clothe a classic tale in new attire. (Fiction. 8-14)"
As he did with Andersen's The Tinderbox (1990), Moser transplants a traditional British ballad with interesting parallels to Romeo and Juliet to Appalachia, a likely enough setting for the tragedy of a young man who, mistaking his beloved for a deer, shoots her and then is hanged for murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRETTY POLLY by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen; unfortunately, the jacket art is rather wooden in style and differs in detail from the text. (Fiction. 5-11)"
A parrot is too expensive, so Abby decides to teach one of the farmyard hens to talk. Read full book review >

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POLLY HOPPER’S POUCH by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A cozy tale that reminds little readers that good things can come to those who wait. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A winsome tale about an inquisitive kangaroo, with illustrations from a promising newcomer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLLY AND THE NORTH STAR by Polly Horner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Any young reader with an affinity for arctic animals will find plenty to coo over here, and the joy shared by parent and child at their reunion will leave a warm glow. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pining child dreams of her absent father in this deeply felt debut. Read full book review >

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POLLY AND HER DUCK COSTUME by Leanne  Lauricella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Adorable but not exactly substantial. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
A small goat with a disability stars in this animal-rescue success story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF POLLY by Kathy Hepinstall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Classic elements of Southern comedy—evil twins, people dropping dead, a faith healer, a river-rafting trip—surround a lovable pair of central characters."
This chain-smoking, margarita-swilling, varmint-shooting 68-year-old with secrets in her past is nothing like the other moms in town—and her 10-year-old daughter is terrified of losing her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLLY MOLLY WOOF WOOF by David Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"Get ready for listeners to be howling and hopping about with abandon during a read-aloud of this high-spirited romp. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is happiness contagious? Read full book review >