Search Results: "Susan Lowell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOTMAKER AND THE ELVES by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

A bootmaker ``so poor even his shadow had holes in it'' wakes one morning to find his last piece of leather made into a pair of eye-popping, shiny new cowboy boots, bright with stars and roses. Read full book review >

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DUSTY LOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Susan Lowell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"And though the story's momentum is somewhat on the clunky side, the comedy keeps the wheels turning, as do Cecil's pictures of goofy bears in cowboy boots and kerchiefs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lowell and Cecil (Little Red Cowboy Hat, 1997) return to cowboy twists on nursery tales when they take Goldilocks and plunk her down in Montana in this spry retelling of a classic. Read full book review >

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CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED COWBOY HAT by Susan Lowell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A merry success, this Wild West fairy tale makes other versions look limp by comparison. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``Once upon a ranch'' is how Lowell begins her enjoyable twist on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, starring a brave heroine who needs no lesson in self-reliance. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2008

"This iteration of the popular 'wagons-west' theme kicks the energy level up a notch above the usual. (afterword, resource list) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by an actual quilt and armloads of memoirs, this account of an 1859 journey along the Santa Fe Trail bubbles over with verbal and visual vim. Read full book review >

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WHY NOT SAY WHAT HAPPENED? by Ivana Lowell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An unsettling yet entertaining chronicle of an exceptional life."
Unflinching memoir about growing up affluent and unhappy in Britain. Read full book review >

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PEARL COVE by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1999

"Strong, interesting, and sexy characters—and, happily for lovers of romance and priceless jewels, there are still three Donovan siblings to go. ($150,000 ad/promo)"
In her third steamy romance about the gem-dealing Donovans (Amber Beach, 1997, etc.), Lowell joins Nora Roberts in the celebration of lusty heroes with large, loving families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"A delicately crafted, absorbing account of an American past seldom encountered in conventional histories."
Every square inch of earth has its own history. In this meticulously researched and compiled study, a small Creole village gets its due. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF DEATH by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2004

"James Patterson-style microchapters, some not even a page long, keep things moving, but the end result is no big whoop."
Gem cutter gets cracking, from the hugely popular author of, most recently, Running Scared (2002). Read full book review >

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DEATH ECHO by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2010

"The predictable romance decreases the suspense in this low-wattage thriller."
An international espionage crisis mixes with lighthearted romance on the high seas. Read full book review >