Search Results: "Purple Friend"


BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE by Graham J. Sharpe
Released: June 2, 2012

"Clever and affecting in a vividly imagined world."
Sharpe's debut novel applies a fresh fantasy premise to a classic coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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BABOON BERT'S BARE BUM by Purple Friend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"All bare, this iPad storybook is worth the trip, not only for all the interactive fun in tow, but especially for its message of diversity and acceptance. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
Baboon Bert goes to camp, where he and his new friends embark on a revealing adventure in self-acceptance. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 17, 1972

"Quakerism) combines a tone of responsible questioning with a flair for dramatizing Fox's confrontations with authority, and the final chapters on the evolution of Quakerism add a broadening perspective."
George Fox was "born a seeker. . . into a seeking age," and if the "experimental" process by which he arrived at his convictions must be taken largely on faith, his courageous dedication to speaking his personal truth and the persecutions he and his followers suffered are placed within the context of the theological fervor which affected all classes of people in post-Reformation England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE JESUS by Ron Cooper
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"Margaret Mitchell it's not, but Cooper's sometimes tender tale of love and confusion is a pleasure to read."
A lively redneck romance with out-of-the-headlines currency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE DEATH by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Combining cogent accounts both of a worldwide tragedy and some classic medical detective work, this is certain to please and to sober a wide audience. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The title reflects the general tone of this study of the pandemic that killed half a million Americans in six months, and 20 to 40 million worldwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP PURPLE by Mayra Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2003

"The best yet from Montero (The Red of His Shadow, 2001, etc.)."
Music is the ultimate aphrodisiac in this aggressively sexy sixth novel from the Cuban-born author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE COYOTE by Cornette
Released: May 11, 1999

"Although the main character of the boy is never really endowed with personality, Rochette maintains the coyote's character by painting a gleam in his eye that underscores his perpetual something-up-my-sleeve attitude. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From France, a nonsensical story of one tricky coyote and a boy whose curiosity gets the better of him. Read full book review >

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Purple Canary by Joyce Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2016

"Despite its flaws, this book may be useful for families affected by porphyria and may interest others frustrated by flawed education and medical systems in the United States."
A mother helps her daughter cope with a rare disease in this memoir. Read full book review >

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PURPLE DAZE by Sherry Shahan
FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"Nonetheless, a valuable, vivid snapshot of how Vietnam shaped a generation. (historical timeline) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
As leading-edge baby boomers turn 65, this novel in verse tracks their coming of age in 1965, a year marked by social and political unrest, racial violence and the official onset of the second-longest war in U.S. history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE DOTS by Jim Lehrer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The whole courtly farce is so gentlemanly and understated, right down to the final twist, that most readers will be inoculated before they even feel the sting."
What ought to be the routine confirmation of a new CIA director spins predictably, and entertainingly, out of control in newscaster Lehrer's dark D.C. comedy. Read full book review >

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PURPLE HEART by Patricia McCormick
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The author tenderly calculates the guilt and trepidation that infect Matt's mind, and when he returns to patrol, what he finds on the streets of Iraq will either make him or break him. (Fiction. YA)"
Injured, dazed and bewildered from combat, teenager Private Matt Duffy wakes up in the infirmary to receive the prized Purple Heart for his valor in Iraq. Read full book review >

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PURPLE HIBISCUS by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2003

"Nonetheless, with Kambili the author has created a compelling narrative—and a surprising punch at end. A young African voice welcome to American shores."
Earnest debut about a 15-year-old girl's struggle to blossom under the tyranny of her father's—and country's—strong arm. Read full book review >