Search Results: "Sarah Warburton"


BOOK REVIEW

SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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SARAH by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not exactly a laugh riot, but not as unrelievedly sordid as a plot synopsis might suggest."
Scary, sad, and way, way out there, Leroy's picaresque debut novel follows a young boy through southern truckstops, where "lot lizards" turn tricks for drivers whose tastes run from women to transvestites to boys in jeans. Read full book review >

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MABEL AND ME  by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A pretty package but lacking in substance and storyline. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small mouse with delusions of grandeur strolls down a vaguely Parisian street with his best friend, Mabel. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PEAS by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A well-fashioned, if thinly sliced, tale of the well-traveled princess. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hart and Warburton serve forth another princess with far too many peas in her life. Read full book review >

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RUBY AND GRUB by Abi Burlingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A doggy love note, but it's no better than a bland alternative to Harry the Dirty Dog (1956) or such descendants as Lori Mortensen and Michael Allen Austin's Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg (2013). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Grub is such a muddy, mucky, messy dog! What to do? Read full book review >

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MAX AND THE WON'T GO TO BED SHOW by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A fun-filled revamp of the bedtime genre and a humorous choice for the not-quite-sleepy set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Please put your hands together for…MAX THE MAGNIFICENT!" Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PRESENTS by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Ruby is so repellent before her metamorphosis readers will be hard put to care for her when it comes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bright candy colors and rhyming text characterize this tale of an utterly self-centered princess and her gentle dad, the king. Read full book review >

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GRUB IN LOVE by Abi Burlingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A bland episode, though likely to leave more-reflective readers wondering when the puppies will be coming along. (Picture book. 5-7)"
New neighbors Ruby and Billy make friends fairly easily, but their dogs suffer the pangs of love in this cozy import. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE GIANT by Caryl Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A clever fractured fairy tale that princes and princesses of all ages will enjoy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a giant keeps the town awake at night with his loud stomping, Princess Sophie takes matters into her own hands. Read full book review >

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SIMPLY SARAH by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Ink-and-wash drawings add visual appeal. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Naylor continues her series featuring "Idea Girl" Sarah Simpson in a pigeon disaster that takes place outside her Chicago apartment window. Read full book review >

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DIVINE SARAH by Adam Braver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A journey into the heart of acting that's ever entertaining but at times transcendentally overblown."
Sarah Bernhardt's declining years, as highly fictionalized as Braver's debut, Mr. Lincoln's Wars (2003). Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING SARAH by Chris Mooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Mooney (World Without End, 2001, etc.) offers a sympathetic protagonist in a compelling situation, and for some that will be enough to get them through the storm of wildly implausible plotting that blows up toward the end."
A young girl is stolen in a near-miss psychological thriller, Mooney's third, triggering guilt, blame, and violence as bitter by-products. Read full book review >