Search Results: "Susan Boase"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY BOY by Susan Boase
by Susan Boase, illustrated by Susan Boase
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"No new ground is covered here; just a quiet, gentle story for one-on-one sharing, especially in families with lucky dogs of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Newcomer Boase offers a sweet tale of a dog that finds a loving home with a lonely older man who has recently lost his wife. Read full book review >

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LOST!  A DOG CALLED BEAR by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"The believable plot and inherent suspense will keep readers turning the pages of this fine addition to early chapter books, which will resonate with both pet lovers and children involved in divorces. (Fiction. 7-10)"
With a limited vocabulary perfect for readers just edging into chapter books, the tale of Logan's efforts to locate his lost dog rings completely true. Read full book review >

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PETER PETER PICKS A PUMPKIN HOUSE by Christine Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Though an interesting premise, the final product bears little fruit. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Inspired by "Jack and the Beanstalk" as well as the familiar nursery rhyme, this chapter book tells a middling origin story about Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater's infamous abode. Read full book review >

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MISSING! by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"This early chapter book with plenty of heart and a bit of suspense will appeal to young pet lovers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
After his elderly owner is injured in an accident, Buster the cat gets lost, and a young neighbor sets out to find him. Read full book review >

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STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE ROBBERS by Christine Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A terrific offering for new readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Like Tomi Ungerer's The Three Robbers (1962), these are little urban girl thieves with good hearts. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Although light on both literary and psychological substance, this biography, like Sontag herself, has plenty of charm."
An engagingly gossipy biography of the most glamorous intellectual celebrity of our time, assessing the impact of the writer's persona more thoroughly than her literary creations. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >