Search Results: "Roxanne Heide Pierce"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"White bread. Consider Jane O'Connor's Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth (2012) instead. (Mystery. 7-10)"
After a long hiatus, the Spotlight Club Mysteries return with a new posthumous entry and a paperback reprint of another. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Gleefully subversive. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ernest is a nice little boy, and he always listens to his mother—"Nice children always listen to their mothers"—even though it means he never, ever has a good time but rather spends his time helping his mother with all the household chores. Read full book review >

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TIO ARMANDO by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Grifalconi's gentle watercolors group people together in intimate moments and in larger groups that convey familial bonds. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A graceful chronicle of the last year in a beloved great-uncle's life, relayed month by month in the first-person narration of a Mexican-American girl. Read full book review >

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OH, GROW UP! by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

Twenty-nine funny poems about the everyday indignities of childhood, from braces and hand-me-downs to the rigors of family and school life: ``Could anything be drearier/than the food in the school cafeteria?'' Westcott's bright, zany ink-and-watercolor illustrations and hand-lettered titles get right into the poems, sometimes encasing lines in dialogue balloons, sometimes adding an extra element to the drama, as in ``Danger: Overload,'' in which a busy mother fires a list of chores at her daughter, who then gets them hopelessly mixed up. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Good, macabre fun. (Picture book. 9 & up)"
Well-deserved woe unto adults who do Dillweed wrong! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACADE by Roxanne Pulitzer
Released: June 1, 1992

"Au Bar!"
Enjoyed meeting the hard-working, well-bred citizens of Palm Beach in the real-life William Kennedy Smith trial? Read full book review >

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THE PALM BEACH STORY by Roxanne Pulitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 1995

"Insider and real-life socialite Pulitzer dishes the dirt with customary zing—and an equally customary lack of substance."
The lives of two unlikely yet equally compelling women intertwine in Pulitzer's (Facade, 1992, etc.) latest glitzy gush, set in what has become her trademark community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STREET MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A must for Pierce's many fans, and a solid choice for those interested in a different take on gangs, faraway lands, or just good imaginative fantasy. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Pierce (Magic Steps, 2000, etc.) continues to individually develop her quartet of adolescent mages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPE MILLS by Constance Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"It's hard not to think of Gibbons's suggestive, economic style and her subtle feminism when slogging through Pierce's relatively artless complaints against small-town life in another era."
A first novel by storywriter Pierce (When Things Get Back to Normal, 1987) travels the same Carolinian terrain as the much more elegant work of Kaye Gibbons; thematically, it bears a lot in common with Robert Clark's novel, In the Deep Midwinter (1996), which also culminates in an illegal abortion during the Eisenhower years. Read full book review >

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DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERGROUND by Roxanne Bland
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"A diverting urban fantasy, even if readers may find it a bit familiar."
Bland's debut urban-fantasy novel depicts werewolves, vampires, witches and aliens all secretly living, and loving, in the Seattle area. Read full book review >