Search Results: "Shawn Donnelly"


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MOLLY DONNELLY by Jean Thesman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Not bad, but far from this storyteller's compelling best. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The author of several well-plotted if melodramatic novels (The Rain Catchers, 1991) uses the straightforward narration of a young Irish-American as a framework for depicting the WW II years in Seattle. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 2012

"A must-read for anyone who is serious (or whose child is serious) about playing college hoops, and it doubles as an interesting take on the recruitment process for fans of the college game."
The director of basketball operations for Southern Illinois University offers young players (and their parents) a step-by-step guide to developing the skills and good habits necessary to obtain a college hoops scholarship. Read full book review >

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SHAWN LOVES SHARKS by Curtis Manley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shawn knows just about everything there is to know about sharks, but friendship proves a little trickier to grasp in Manley and Subisak's collaboration. Read full book review >

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SHAWN AND KEEPER SHOW-AND-TELL by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"After all, 'they were the best of friends.' (Fiction. 4-7)"
A lively easy reader in which the author takes a page from Letterman's stupid pet tricks and the illustrator captures the hilarity. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPH by Gabrielle Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"Still, when the Mystery is unveiled, it hardly seems worth the journey."
Britisher Donnelly (Holy Mother, 1987, etc.) offers a semicomic novel about the search for family identity that misses the mark—despite well-honed characters and good intentions. Read full book review >

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HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE by Rebecca Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Conspiratorial theatrics and all-around good fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"Catastrophe is the soul of the theater" in Donnelly's middle-grade debut. Read full book review >

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THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Readers who love costume dramas will relish this one. (Historical mystery. 13-17)"
In 19th-century Manhattan, socialite Jo Monfort's wealthy father meets an untimely death. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS by Gabrielle Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"The Atwaters are amiable in small doses, but Alcott fans will find this chick lit's superficial relationship to the sneakily subversive Little Women insulting."
British-born Donnelly's first novel, payback for all the Americans rewriting Jane Austen, concerns a present-day London family with three sisters descended from and living adventures parallel to the eponymous Alcott heroines. Read full book review >

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A NORTHERN LIGHT by Jennifer Donnelly
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"While tighter writing would have enhanced the work, this is nevertheless an absorbing story that will appeal strongly to the growing number of historical fiction fans. (Historical fiction. 12+)"
Donnelly combines a mystery with a coming-of-age story about a girl choosing among family obligations, romance, and education. Read full book review >

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"An excellent supplement to any bar-examination study regimen."
In his first book, author Donnelly provides a general tutorial for the aspiring lawyer studying for the bar exam. Read full book review >

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A HIPPO IN OUR YARD by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"'I told you!' Ah...words of gratification. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Donnelly, a cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, brings her twisty imagination to strange happenings in Sally's backyard. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE RAINBOW by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Though children will probably move on from it quickly, it will definitely help them on their ways. (Early reader. 4-7)"
This early-reader riff on cumulative folk tales features a girl in pursuit of the end of a rainbow who discovers there's no pot of gold. Read full book review >