Search Results: "Rose Blue"


BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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RON’S BIG MISSION by Rose Blue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A winner. (biographical note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Deftly told and warmly illustrated, this fictional account of an incident in the Civil Rights-era childhood of Challenger astronaut Ron McNair tells a powerful story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"B&w and color photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 8-11)"
This unabashedly hero-worshipping biography of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suffers from the very ``larger-than-life'' portrait it creates. Read full book review >

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M.J. ROSE - LA MAGIE ET L’AMOUR
by Bobbi Dumas

If you’ve followed my writing/reviews/blog for any length of time, there are a few things you may have picked up about me and my preferred reading.

I love Paris. I love books set during WWI, WWII, and the interwar years. I love stories with a magical element. And I certainly like an interesting twist.

So it should come ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE FOR KIDS by Yellow + Blue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"For all its good intentions, terrifyingly mediocre. (iPad storybook app. 10-12)"
Mary Shelley's classic gets a colorful but clumsy app treatment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYKAL ELYOT by Suni Blue
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 4, 2006

"A vibrant narrative and a cute story in need of a bit more drama."
Whimsical, G-rated, juvenile fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIQUID DIAMOND by Sebastien Blue
Released: Nov. 29, 2013

"An enjoyable YA adventure, despite flaws, with a brave and resourceful heroine."
In this YA fantasy adventure, a young Russian girl falls through a portal into a realm filled with mythical creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARLEM GIRL LOST by Treasure E. Blue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A lurid, gripping debut."
Blue's self-published sensation—it has reportedly sold 65,000 copies—shows a bright young woman fighting her way out of New York's meanest streets, only to return and try to save the man she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CALDER GAME by Blue Balliett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"While a fourth adventure's intimated, problematic construction and too many tidy dei ex machinis (including their nasty teacher's turning terrific) mar this one. (author's notes) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Balliett's third mystery falls short of Chasing Vermeer's brilliance, and the triangular friendship among Calder, Petra and Tommy, skillfully developed in The Wright 3, receives bumpier treatment here (2004; 2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIECES AND PLAYERS by Blue Balliett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Brain-teasing adventure for thinking kids. (author's notes) (Mystery. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old amateur sleuths and best friends Tommy Segovia, Calder Pillay and Petra Andalee join forces with two new junior detectives to tackle a shocking art robbery at a Chicago museum in this sequel to The Calder Game (2010).Read full book review >

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HOLD FAST by Blue Balliett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Enthralling and satisfying. (Mystery. 9-13) "
Eleven-year-old Early Pearl holds fast to her family's dream of a home of their own even after her father disappears, their apartment is ransacked, and she and her brother and mother are forced to move to a shelter. Read full book review >