Search Results: "Sasha Watson"


BOOK REVIEW

VIDALIA IN PARIS by Sasha Watson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Watson portrays Paris with a doting accuracy and delineates all the torments of first love. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Watson's supple, low-key first novel distills beautifully the feelings of excitement that a young art student experiences when in Paris for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"No matter, though—young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday—a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPANKING WATSON by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Solid gold for fans, and the only Kinky adventure non-fans will ever need."
Since he already shares so many of the hallmarks of that other Sherlock Holmes—drug use, sexual confusion, and his own Village Irregulars—why shouldn't Kinky Friedman, the Sherlock of Vandam Street, have his own Dr. Watson? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCY WATSON by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"No matter, though—young readers will clamor for more adventures with this irrepressible retro pig and her lovable family. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Everyone's porcine wonder is back, and just in time for Halloween. Mrs. Watson knows just what Mercy should be for the holiday—a tiara-and-pink-tulle-clad princess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2012

"It's a nice-enough book with a well-handled message, but probably not one that holds up to too many repeated readings. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A storybook with a clear, easy-to-understand message about embracing the similarities of friends who live under different circumstances, this app succeeds even if its page structure proves cumbersome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTRODUCING . . . SASHA ABRAMOWITZ by Sue Halpern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Difficulties of living with and accepting a sibling's disability are handled with poignancy and humor in a fast-paced, enjoyable read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In witty, conversational, first-person narrative, 11-year-old Sasha introduces her world of college life, living with her professor parents, who also serve as dorm supervisors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"As always, for those attuned to Austen, and to Aiken's imaginative, respectful variations, simply charming."
Another of Aiken's playful yet hearty romantic fancies, with a cast lifted (respectfully) from the luminously peopled novels of Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1995

"By ignoring the moral issues involved in the pursuit of scientific discoveries, Sherrow shortchanges readers; a more balanced account of this partnership can be found in Joyce Baldwin's DNA Pioneer: James Watson and the Double Helix (1994), geared to the same age group. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A flawed entry in the Partners series of biographies, this book explores the unique relationship between Watson and Crick, who (along with Maurice Wilkins) were awarded a Nobel prize for solving the mystery of the structure of DNA. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCY WATSON FIGHTS CRIME by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Silly crime-solving for the growing number of Mercy's young fans moving on from easy readers. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Mercy is back in this fun third installment of merrymaking, buttered-toast eating, and crime solving. Read full book review >

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MRS. WATSON WANTS YOUR TEETH by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Bliss's artwork gives the story additional buzz, like a shot of espresso, in both the immediate interpretation and in a brilliant company of sly marginalia, hitting toothy notes that sit comfortably between Charles Schulz and Charles Addams. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A second-grader puts the willies into a first-day first-grader in this very fun mock thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"However, the pacing and the action easily make it right for shared reading. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Hilarity and hijinks abound in this tale about a voracious swine with an overweening yen for hot buttered toast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1998

"Well-versed scientists may find this volume interesting; however, others will find it just too difficult. (b&w photos and drawings, chronology, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This latest addition to the Portraits in Science series is somewhat disjointed and unfocused. Read full book review >