Search Results: "Simon Cheshire"


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KISSING VANESSA by Simon Cheshire
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"It's flat-out uproarious. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Kevin falls in love at first sight and does everything wrong in this sidesplitting romp through adolescent love. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE AND THE SNOWGIRL by Simon Cheshire
FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Spot on. (Fiction. YA)"
Lovers of British humor can feed their addiction with this hilarious romp through snow and relationships. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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CHESHIRE MOON by Nancy Butts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

"The supernatural twist seems superfluous, however, less a healing device than a contrivance for creating dramatic tension—this and the perfunctory way Boone's family troubles vanish without explanation strand a strong protagonist. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Beneath the crescent moon, a shared dream becomes life-threatening reality for two angry young people—one deaf, the other fatherless. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"Generously dappled with Alley's breezy line drawings, the cases are timely and twisting enough to keep the light bulb bright in the young sleuth's mind. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Middle-grader Saxby Smart is back in his Thinking Chair for three more stories in this second volume of his mystery series (The Curse of the Ancient Mask and Other Case Files, 2009). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A solid successor to Encyclopedia Brown. (Mystery. 7-12)"
Saxby Doyle Christie Chandler Ellin Allan Smart wants to be a detective as good as the greats. Read full book review >

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EATING THE CHESHIRE CAT by Helen Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Flawed, but still an impressive debut from a writer who may do even better next time, now that she's vented some spleen."
First-novelist Ellis savagely dissects southern social-climbing as it warps the lives of three Alabama girls. Read full book review >

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SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAID by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Still, an accomplished debut."
A first novel set in Raleigh, N.C., where Pulitzer Prizewinner Simon Shaw teaches history at small, prestigious Kenan College, built largely on the estate once owned by the Bloodsworth family—now reduced to a distant cousin and her son Bobby Hinton, a student at Kenan. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE SIMON by Ryne Douglas Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The Chicago landscape, meantime, is dimly glimpsed, and the climactic, glass-shattering shoot-out on top of the Sears Tower seems lifted from the Die Hard movies. (Film rights to Universal)"
A crowded, violent thriller involving an autistic boy who effortlessly cracks a supposedly unbreakable government communications code—and then becomes the target of murderous villainy from shady Washington spies and a sadistic Japanese hit- woman. Read full book review >

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THE CHESHIRE MOON by Robert Ferrigno
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"All in all, then, despite patches of hot prose: an oddly enervated thriller."
Ferrigno's smoldering The Horse Latitudes was one of the most striking thriller debuts of 1990. Read full book review >