Search Results: "Stella Stilwell"


BOOK REVIEW

EGG! by A.J. Wood
by A.J. Wood, illustrated by Stella Stilwell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, the delicately detailed art and appealing format make this an attractive additional purchase. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A handsome puzzle book depicting a dozen eggs, with accordion folds that open to reveal what's inside each (ostrich, crocodile, platypus, corn snake, shark, turtle, etc.) and to show its parent and other stages (like tadpoles) and display similar animals (e.g., all five birds that lay eggs underground). Read full book review >

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JON, FLORA, AND THE ODD-EYED CAT by Stella Pevsner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Pure enchantment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Pevsner (The Night the Whole Class Slept Over, 1991, etc.) delivers a magical story about the friendship between a 14-year-old boy recovering from rheumatic fever and an 11- year-old girl hiding out from her father. Read full book review >

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WOULD MY FORTUNE COOKIE LIE? by Stella Pevsner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1996

"An uplifting family story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Alexis, 13, fears that her parents are heading for a divorce because of her mother's insistence on moving the family from their Chicago apartment to a suburban house she inherited, and her father's resolve to stay put. Read full book review >

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CALENDAR GIRL by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Duffy's first is flip, sassy, and fashionably underplotted."
John Clark has taken early retirement from British Telecommunication so that he can get a payoff of ú16,000, most of which he's loaned to a vanished lady friend he wants lesbian p.i. Read full book review >

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MELODY OF MURDER by Stella Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"As for the heroine's sleuthing prowess, the man who loves her puts it best: 'You haven't done all that much, but you do show up whenever something's happening.'"
The family of a celebrated young pianist that's betaken itself to Alex Duggins' Cotswolds village over the pianist's strenuous objections must add sudden death to its other woes. Read full book review >

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SECOND SITTING by Stella Whitelaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Compared to edgy, quirky Jordan, Casey's a soppy mess. Toss this one back."
A new series from the creator of Jordan Lacey (Turn and Die, 2007, etc.) sets an ex-dancer on the trail of a high-seas serial killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Although the formal history could be more adeptly integrated, Tillyard generally brings the women and their extraordinary world to life."
This colorful narrative succeeds at bringing four historically distant lives closer to us. Read full book review >

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DEAD SLOW AHEAD by Stella Whitelaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"More incident, less entertainment. Whitelaw's second case for Casey Jones is twice as busy but half the fun of any of her Jordan Lacey tales."
A second cruise aboard the beautiful Countess Georgina proves even more challenging for entertainments director Casey Jones than her maiden voyage. Read full book review >

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EMBERS OF DEATH by Stella Shepherd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 1997

"Shepherd's seventh (Nurse Dawes Is Dead, 1995, etc.) is as swift-moving, as full of sharp-featured characters, and as neatly solved as all her others."
Seven suspicious fires, and the Nottingham CID still doesn't have a single suspect. Read full book review >

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SECRET ASSET by Stella Rimington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 22, 2007

"The mixture as before: slow to start, but with whiplash control of momentum that raises your pulse a heartbeat at a time until the climax. "
What's worse than the threat of terrorist violence on English soil? The possibility that the brains behind the plot is a mole who's infiltrated MI5. Read full book review >

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RIP TIDE by Stella Rimington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Though the incessantly buzzing threat board may give you more headaches than thrills, the densely imagined counterterrorist culture Rimington creates beneath the tradecraft is as compelling as ever."
A foiled Somali hijacking sets MI5's Liz Carlyle (Dead Line, 2010, etc.) on the winding trail of international terrorists. Read full book review >