Search Results: "Sherri L. Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TOYMAKER'S APPRENTICE by Sherri L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fast-paced adventure whether or not all the characters are familiar. (author's note) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Men and mice engage in mortal conflict in this multilayered retelling of The Nutcracker.Read full book review >

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ORLEANS by Sherri L. Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2013

"A harrowing and memorable ride. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Smith imagines a captivating and truly frightening future for the United States, one in which six devastating hurricanes follow Katrina's path right into the heart of the crippled Gulf Coast. Read full book review >

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LUCY THE GIANT by Sherri L. Smith
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The unusual setting and the issue of self-esteem as it relates to size are pluses in this otherwise middling first YA effort. (Fiction. YA)"
Oversized and 15, Lucy runs away from her bleak life to find herself faking adulthood in an adventure story which takes place in Alaska. Read full book review >

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HOT, SOUR, SALTY, SWEET by Sherri L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"You are what you eat' may be true; 'You are what you cook' makes a far more interesting story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Ana Shen looks forward to an evening with her crush, Jamie Tabata. Read full book review >

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FLYGIRL by Sherri L. Smith
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A vibrant picture of WWII women and of Jim Crow as it was then. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
During World War II, a semi-military unit of women pilots, the WASPs, fought for their chance to serve their country. Read full book review >

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SPARROW by Sherri L. Smith
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 11, 2006

"A moving story that rings true. (Fiction. 12-18)"
An African-American teen's search for family leads from Chicago to the warmth and revelry of New Orleans at Mardi Gras. Read full book review >

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PASADENA by Sherri L. Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A stylish exploration of loss. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When her best friend, Maggie, apparently commits suicide, Jude thinks it might actually be murder. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

ANGELS OF ANGUISH by Sherri L. Board
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"(First printing of 50,000)"
When her seven-year-old godson Raphael's body is found on the beach at Corona del Mar, probation officer Katlin LaMar has to face the possibility that he was killed by one of his brother Juan's gangbangers—the same young men Katlin is supposed to be helping rehabilitate in this first of a new series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PALLAS by L. Neil Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"This is just the beginning of a plot that takes in family entanglements, revolutions, alien objects, immortality treatments, etc. Reasonably diverting, if you can tolerate Smith's unsubtle ideological slant, and fluffed up with references to Star Wars, Star Trek, and other cultural icons."
Something like a playful, knowing, Heinlein-ish Little House in the asteroid belt. Read full book review >

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Making Rain and Other Things Is Our Business! by A. L. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"A collection of lighthearted, chuckle-worthy tales with an inventive hook."
A pair of British Cloud Machine operators takes a variety of humorous weather-creating jobs in this picaresque debut story collection. Read full book review >

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STORIES FROM AFIELD by Bruce L. Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Reflective thoughts and vibrant specifics bring a nature biologist's love of the outdoors to readers."
A wildlife biologist shares some of his adventures in the field. Read full book review >