Search Results: "Sheila Turnage"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING by Sheila Turnage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"This delightful sequel demonstrates that Tupelo Landing may be even better on a second visit. (Mystery. 10-14)"
With heaps of Southern charm and the homespun humor of a favorite uncle, Turnage presents the spirited follow-up to her Newbery Honor debut, Three Times Lucky (2012). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Readers may find they never want to leave Tupelo Landing. (Mystery. 10-14)"
What do you get when you combine Because of Winn-Dixie's heart with the mystery and action of Holes? You get an engaging, spirit-lifting and unforgettable debut for young readers. Read full book review >

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BEBOP-A-DO-WALK! by Sheila Hamanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As was true in the early works of Ezra Jack Keats, the child-heroes welcome every adventure before them; Hamanaka makes the journey uplifting and the road home safe. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A joy-filled celebration of an exciting and even nurturing urban landscape. Read full book review >

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HERE'S HERMIONE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

This spin-off of the popular Rosy Cole stories stars Rosy's friend Hermione Wong, who is sure that her boring life as a N.Y.C. fifth grader would be fabulous if only she were famous. Read full book review >

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ABCD by Sheila Moxley
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Children just peering over the edge of literacy may chuckle, but there are many other simple alphabets—Flora McDonnell's ABC (1994), to name one—that will leave a more lasting impression. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Aa. Arnold is an amazing aviator. Read full book review >

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THE CANYON by Sheila Cole
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"On par with a bad made-for-television movie. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The San Diego community is horrified when their local television station announces that San Ramon Canyon, the place where they hike and enjoy local flora and fauna, is slated to be leveled for 95 luxury homes. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WITH 17 SENSES by Sheila Grau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A fractured fairy tale that splinters on impact. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Jaq is willing to do anything to save his family's home; he'll even travel to another world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"This story is hardening into legend, with Diane here a worthy and moving foil to the outsized ego of her husband and his mishmash fantasy life."
Third book on the 1987 murder of Diane Pikul by her millionaire stock-analyst husband, this one the most intimate; by the author of the so-so novel Hansel and Gretel in Beverly Hills (1978). Read full book review >

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THE ROAD FROM LA CUEVA by Sheila Ortego
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Hampered by an anemic protagonist and a lack of content, this is a very short novel that feels too long."
Will a wronged woman escape from a marriage gone bad? Don't hold your breath. Read full book review >