Search Results: "Sal Lizard"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Simple stories that remind readers there is more to Christmas than the stress of shopping, partying and striving to make everything perfect."
Pleasantly amusing and tender stories of holiday cheer from the man in the red suit. Read full book review >

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LIZARD by Banana Yoshimoto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"As insubstantial as sushi without the fish. (First printing of 75,000)"
Six short stories from Japan's popular literary star (N.P., 1994, etc.) offer pallid bromides, blending postmodern cool with superficial explorations of ``time, healing, karma, and fate.'' Products of an affluent society that has embraced the West but not forgotten its fundamental traditions, the characters are uncertain of the future, skeptical of materialism, yearning to end the anomie and existential pain they feel. Read full book review >

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LIZARD by Dennis Covington
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1991

"A first novel (Eighth Annual Delacorte Press Prize) with a fresh, memorably sweet picture of its offbeat characters and singular, compelling events. (Fiction. 12+)"
Walleyed and misshapen, Lucius (``Lizard'') looks bizarre; at 13, he's never been to a regular school. Read full book review >

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SUNFLOWER SAL by Janet S. Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Put this next to Barbara Cooney's Miss Rumphius (1982) and the Johnny Appleseed tales, about other characters whose horticultural labors of love transformed landscapes. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Sal desperately wants to make a quilt, but her big hands just don't seem to have the knack of doing such small, fussy work. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING SAL by Carol Molski
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Though Sal may be the 'swimmingest dog in the world,' the plot's formulaic structure drags her down. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sal has a serious doggy dilemma. Read full book review >

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SAL MINEO by Michael Gregg Michaud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"The facts are here, but readers seeking a nuanced portrait of the actor should look elsewhere."
The short, shocking life of the Switchblade Kid. Read full book review >

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STAGECOACH SAL by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Based on the real Delia Haskett Rawson, the first and possibly only woman to carry the U.S. mail by stagecoach in California, the story has a wonderful energy and verve. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sally, so small her feet don't reach the floorboards of her Pa's stagecoach, loves to ride and sing (and she can shoot, too). Read full book review >

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LIZARD PEOPLE by Charlie Price
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"With wild, manic pacing, readers are pulled alongside Ben to discover what is real—and what is not—building to an unsettling conclusion that is sure to leave them talking about this psychological thriller long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Ben Mander has a particularly tumultuous life: His mother, a paranoid schizophrenic, refuses to take her medication and when under duress, spins outrageous tales of Lizard People; Ben's father, divorced from his mother and estranged from his current girlfriend, spends most of his days haunting sleazy bars and crashing in cheap motels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVISIBLE LIZARD by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An attractive complement to Eric Carle's The Mixed-Up Chameleon. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Napoleon, a colorful, "spiffy" chameleon, lives on an equally "spiffy" tree limb and blends in so well with his surroundings the other jungle residents cannot see him. Read full book review >

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LIZARD LOVE by Wendy Townsend
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"While readers warm up to Townsend's cold-blooded creatures, they never really warm up to Grace. (Fiction 11-14)"
Grace loved running wild in her grandparent's woods, playing with frogs and marveling at snakes, until she moved to New York City and left childhood behind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2001

"A scholarly account infused with a rare drama and suspense: read it not only for the science, but to learn what happened to all these wonderful characters."
An absorbing account of the pioneer 19th-century British geologists and fossil collectors. Read full book review >

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LIZARD WALINSKY by Roberta Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"The expressionistic watercolor-and-ink illustrations, plus the dinosaur subtext, transform a somewhat ordinary story into a lively celebration of special friends. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As they did in No Ordinary Olive (2002), the Baker and Tilley team introduce another engaging heroine in this amusing affirmation of friendship. Read full book review >