Search Results: "Sheila Radley"


BOOK REVIEW

CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE by Sheila Radley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"One of Radley's less successful experiments, though undeniably rich in grimly convincing details of depressed village life."
From the admirably risk-taking but highly uneven Radley (This Way Out, 1989, etc.): a book that begins and ends as mystery yet consists mostly of a village girl's atmospheric but suspense-less memoir. Read full book review >

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ODD MAN OUT by Gail Radley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"The value of friendship over popularity is an evergreen theme, but a book like Nancy H. Wilson's The Reason For Janey (1994) offers a more intimate, convincing picture of the mentally challenged. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An uneven story from the author of Golden Days (1991), about fraternal twins who decide to help a retarded man. Read full book review >

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RISE OF THE WARRIOR COP by Radley Balko
NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2013

"An important, sometimes-groundbreaking account of police gone wild."
Huffington Post senior investigative reporter Balko combines a searing exposé focusing on a specific kind of police brutality with a contextual history of police violence from the Roman Empire through today. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN DAYS by Gail Radley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1991

"Predictable (all the signals for a happy ending are in place well before Cory runs off) but satisfying: Cory and Carlotta are an amiably resourceful pair, while the oft-played story of an orphan finding a home is always worth hearing one more time. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Foster child Cory, 11, has recently been placed with Michele and Dan, a young couple anxious to please. Read full book review >

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PEACE CRANE by Sheila Hamanaka
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"They may question Hamanaka's statement that Sadako folded a thousand paper cranes; as the story goes, Sadako died before she was done, and other childrenin tributecompleted her work. (Picture book. 8+)"
The African-American narrator of this apostrophic verse has heard the story of Sadako's thousand paper cranes; the crane, traditional Japanese symbol of longevity, represents her hopes for peace, both in her violent urban milieu and the world. Read full book review >

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THE BULLIES OF WALL STREET by Sheila Bair
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"Nevertheless, Bair offers young readers an informed, insightful look into a crisis that continues to affect millions of citizens of all ages. (financial terms, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An insider's perspective on the causes of America's recent financial crisis and its ongoing consequences. Read full book review >

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THE ODDS OF GETTING EVEN by Sheila Turnage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As always, Turnage's tale is full of heart and perfect for reading on a front porch. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Folks from Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, lay on the colorful phrases thick as gum molasses in the wintertime, with character and personality as plentiful as okra at a Southern wake. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2003

"Greenwald, who also provides humorous line illustrations, delivers her message with a light comic touch that younger readers are sure to enjoy. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Effervescent Rosy has been eagerly looking forward to giving her country mouse cousin, Duncan, the Big Apple adventure tour of a lifetime, packed with every tourist landmark imaginable. Read full book review >

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SCREEN OF FROGS by Sheila Hamanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"A fine contribution, excellent for sharing aloud. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An old Japanese tale that addresses a number of contemporary concerns. Read full book review >

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ZOE'S GIFT by Sheila Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Though not particularly well-constructed, and certainly predictable, this may appeal to fans of the genre. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Cory's archaeologist parents decide to leave her with their mentor's granddaughter in England while the three adults go off on a dig. Read full book review >

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THE TINKER'S DAUGHTER by Sheila Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Paisley and Camilla, two delightful characters, are icing on the cake. (Fiction. 10-14)"
If there's anything worse than having a middle-aged flower child as a mother, Holly Gerard can't imagine what it could be. Read full book review >