Search Results: "Sara Button"


BOOK REVIEW

SARA by Yasser S. Hassan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A scintillating tale that ends just as it gets going."
The government's leading telepath, John Doe, has a new Black Ops assignment: help mentor a beautiful test-tube woman whose powers exceed his. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARA BISHOP by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: April 23, 1980

"It is, though, her own resourcefulness that gets her out each time; there is some small, undramatic progression in her withdrawal and incipient healing; and the adventure, historical background, survival mechanics, and inner condition are well integrated."
In the early days of the Revolutionary War, Sara Bishop's Tory father is killed and their farmhouse burned by hoodlum Patriot Boys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTON MAN by Paul Lyons
Released: July 1, 2004

"A nice portrait of life on the make, with a genuine, gritty feel and some memorable characters, but Lyons (Going for Broke, 1991, etc.) tries to put in a bit too much 1980s history, and the story rambles more than it needs to."
Sprawling account of a small-time gambler who hustles his way through the long, hot summer of 1988. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Skims across the surface of a very deep lake. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoroughly researched, though highly chatty and oddly superficial, attempt to rehabilitate the image of FDR's mother, which was besmirched, the author argues, by less sympathetic Roosevelt biographers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, SARA by Mary Beth Lundgren
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Lundgren has indeed made a promising start. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Sara has already experienced extreme trauma in her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTON HILL by Michael Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Rare, scary fun. With tomatoes. (Horror. 11-13)"
A moment's messing with an odd clock plunges a lad into the strange and dangerous borderland between the living world and the realms of the dead in this decidedly offbeat chiller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTON DOWN by Anne Ylvisaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Short chapters, simple yet meticulous language, a wholesome feel and the universal story of a boy with a dream combine to give this one widespread appeal. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Ylvisaker (The Luck of the Buttons, 2011) returns to the lovably unlucky Button family, this time with a gentle story about 11-year-old Ned and his love of football. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTON UP! by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Loads of fun. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
Shoelaces, hats, undies, jammies, jackets—all have a story to tell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEMMY BUTTON by Jennifer Uman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"The ultimate home-away-home story, beautifully rendered. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this true story, an indigenous boy from Tierra del Fuego is transported to London in the early 1800s, where he encounters a vastly different world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSH BUTTON by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Completely in sync with toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What little person does not love to push buttons, especially if all those pushed buttons yield fascinating and rewarding effects? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUSHKIN'S BUTTON by Serena Vitale
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"With its unabashed love of intrigue and nuance, Vitale's unusual chronicle of Pushkin's final days will appeal to any lover of Russian literature, history, and culture."
An Italian scholar's unorthodox take on the events leading to Pushkin's fatal duel reads like impassioned fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK BEAR, LOON & WALLEYE by Sara Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"Attractive illustrations and the accompanying song help this app to rise above the ordinary. (iPad storybook and song app. 4-8)"
This two-for-one app includes an evocative Northwoods animal fable plus a companion song. Read full book review >