Search Results: "Susan Waggoner"


BOOK REVIEW

NEPTUNE'S TEARS by Susan Waggoner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"A miss. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
A star-crossed (literally) romance plays itself out in London in 2218. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Brings a fresh sense of fun to otherwise well-trod fairways."
A lighthearted, breezy look at two very different games of golf: the one that's played by the pros on PGA tours, and ``the Hacker's Game'' that's played by almost everyone else. Read full book review >

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SWEET DEATH by Bill Waggoner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"His story's packed with sex, violence, foul language with a Texas twang, and super-macho attitudes toward women, but Fowler comes through as a pretty decent guy—and his creator emerges as a solid new talent."
A striking plot and a robust first-person style mark this debut novel set in Nacogoches, Texas, hometown of narrator Dr. Fowler McFarland, an ex-FBI man and writer on prison reform who's now teaching at a local college—and who's also deeply involved in a rehabilitation program for capital offenders funded by billionaire K. Brad Turrow. Read full book review >

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THE LEMONADE BABYSITTER by Karen Waggoner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Insightful and entertaining. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of Dad Gummit and Ma Foot (1990) makes a stronger second showing with a story about a classic situation: getting used to a new sitter. Read full book review >

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PARTNERS by Karen Waggoner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Nonstereotypical characters and plausible problem-solving mark this light tale; Smith's b&w line drawings, as usual, capture each significant moment with deftly depicted facial expressions and body language. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Conflicting motives almost wreck a third grader's firm friendship with his brother in this easy-reading, easygoing family story. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THE BIRDS by Susan Stockdale
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Broader in geographical range and even simpler in design, this makes a natural follow-up to Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch (1990) as a primary introduction to our avian cousins. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Over rhyming captions that only occasionally exceed three or four words, Stockdale presents painted portraits of 21 wild birds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 25, 2011

"This appealing work stands as both a portrait of two unconventional women and a celebration of the possibilities of arts patronage. (author/illustrator's note, bibliography, sources) (Biography. 10-14)"
An affectionate, lively examination of the reciprocal relationship between a great artist and two great art lovers. Read full book review >

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MY DADDY by Susan Paradis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 1998

"Poignant and stimulating. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Paradis uses a young boy's narration to convey his awe and adulation of his father, a perspective echoed in the illustrations. Read full book review >