Search Results: "Sis Deans"


BOOK REVIEW

RIDING OUT THE STORM by Sis Deans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Both compassionate and amusing, with memorable characters, if a bit light on plot and heavy on message. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-16)"
If your brother is "mental," what does that say about you? Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY AND ALL THE TIME by Sis Deans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A likable heroine and a poignant story, but nothing else here to capture the imagination. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A clever protagonist surrounded by stock characters and setting heals after the death of her brother. Read full book review >

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RAINY by Sis Deans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"However, despite the story's shortcomings, the very clear picture of how Rainy's mind works will bring acknowledgment to children suffering from ADHD and understanding to those who don't. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A perpetual "wiggle-worm" and already kicked out of three schools, ten-year-old Rainy Tucker has ADHD, and she has it bad. Read full book review >

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RACING THE PAST by Sis Deans
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"They'll think that, after all he's been through, Ricky deserves all the breaks he can get. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Many readers will want to give 11-year-old Ricky Gordon, the protagonist of this fast-paced novel, a reassuring hug. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MISS, BIG SIS by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Jealousy is nothing short of a foreign concept in this charmer of a tale, and siblings-to-be everywhere will take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With minimal text, a "little miss" navigates the tricky waters that will make her a "big sis." Read full book review >

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Letters to Sis by Cesare Giannetti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2015

"A brother's affecting reflection on his relationship with his sister."
A soldier remembers his sister's life through their correspondence. Read full book review >

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L'IL SIS AND UNCLE WILLIE by Gwen Everett
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 24, 1992

"It would have been nice to know more about the sizes of the paintings and the mediums used; still, an excellent introduction to an outstanding artist who deserves wider recognition. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Johnson (1901-70) was a black painter, born in South Carolina and trained in New York, who lived for 12 years in Denmark, married a Danish woman, and (after her death) spent his last 20 years in a mental institution. Read full book review >

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THE DEFENESTRATION OF BOB T. HASH III by David Deans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Outrageous naming (Harry Dig, the undertaker; Miss Happ, an office worker) and absurd narrative techniques can't rescue this novel from being self-consciously cute and overly clever."
A parrot turns into a human in this debut novel from Scotland native Deans. Read full book review >

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PLAYING TO WIN by Karen Deans
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The backmatter includes a brief author's note, time line, bibliography and websites. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Powerful mixed-media illustrations depict the life and career of tennis great Althea Gibson, the first African-American to win at Wimbledon. Read full book review >

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SWING SISTERS by Karen Deans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"An appealing and informative composition aimed at a younger audience than Marilyn Nelson and Jerry Pinkney's Sweethearts of Rhythm (2009). (author's note, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Women! Jazz! Integration! Read full book review >

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BE MY GUEST by Rachel Ingalls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1992

"What's lacking here is the wildly inventive quality of Ingalls's best work—but, still, this is solid entertainment."
Two novellas that, though more subdued than Ingalls's last collection (The End of Tragedy, 1989), show her as adept as ever at mixing the sinister and the commonplace to create psychological suspense. Read full book review >

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A LETHAL INVOLVEMENT by Clive Egleton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Here, the mysteries are revealed with edgy ambiance (courtesy of the professional paranoia induced by downsizing democracies) in much the same way as one peels away an onion's layers to reach the pearl at the center."
Though finally separated from Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, hard-to-handle agent Peter Ashton (Death Throes, 1995, etc.) is now recalled to duty by his erstwhile masters to investigate a seemingly simple case that soon turns complicated. Read full book review >