Search Results: "Suzy Chic"


BOOK REVIEW

WATCHING... by Suzy Chic
by Suzy Chic, illustrated by Monique Touvay, translated by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Even less reflective children will absorb the indirect environmental message. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Suggesting an alternative to the natural pleasures of instant gratification, this understated tale promotes the virtue of waiting to see what happens. Read full book review >

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GEEK CHIC by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Snappy prose coupled with graphic-novel styling holds appeal for savvy modern readers up-to-date with rapid-fire texting and instant messaging. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Tweens will celebrate the arrival of an intrepid heroine with plenty of sparkle and spunk to spare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"A resourceful guide but not nearly as frugal as the title suggests."
Advice for fashionistas who want to save money. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2012

"Hawthorne's research provides clear, rational insights into our ethical choices, empowering us to be savvy shoppers."
Brands popular both for their social currency and image of social responsibility go under journalist Hawthorne's (The Overloaded Liberal: Shopping, Investing, Parenting, and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism, 2010, etc.) microscope in this exploration of how closely the ethical words match up to corporate actions. Read full book review >

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THE EXTRAORDINARY SUZY WRIGHT by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"An excellent resource that shines a spotlight on a previously little-known but highly meritorious woman. (Biography. 10-18)"
Susanna "Suzy" Wright, an English Quaker, traveled to her family's new home in Pennsylvania in 1714 at the age of 16 and grew into a highly intelligent, well-educated, and influential woman. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, SUZY GOOSE by Petr Horácek
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Otherwise, it's a lightly suspenseful read-aloud in which the colors and texture of the strangely beautiful mixed-media illustrations communicate as much, and often more, than the words. (Picture book. 3-5)"
All the geese are honking, but Suzy Goose, of Silly Suzy Goose (2006), just wants a little peace and quiet. Read full book review >

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SILLY SUZY GOOSE by Petr Horácek
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A wry twist on the familiar theme of wanting to be different, Suzy isn't such a silly goose after all, though it would have been nice if the text had used the subjunctive properly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Suzy Goose looks like all the other geese, but she wishes she could be different. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2010

"Offers some sweet illuminations, but a bit too light and friction-less for a book on death and mother-daughter relationships."
Wall Street Journal culture reporter Rosman uses her journalistic skills to work through her grief over the death of her mother at age 60 from lung cancer. Read full book review >

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WOLVES IN CHIC CLOTHING by Carrie Karasyov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"An airy soufflé that, to its credit, never overreaches."
Countergirl gets fab new job at beloved jewelry store, but beware: the richies have claws. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Lighthearted and silly, full of advice as patently obvious as it is sensible."
Daily Connoisseur blogger Scott explains what she learned about living well from the two French families she stayed with a decade ago as a student in Paris. Read full book review >

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SUZY GOOSE AND THE CHRISTMAS STAR by Petr Horácek
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The slight story is enlivened by Suzy's customary silliness—children will enjoy knowing better than she does and voicing the sound effects—but her third outing shows signs of staleness, and the Christmas connection feels forced at best. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Silly Suzy Goose. Read full book review >

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RADICAL CHIC & MAU-MAUING THE FLAK CATCHERS by Tom Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1970

"Radical Chic appeared in altered form in New York Magazine."
The Kandy-Kolored gossip is with us again and, with a poisoned egret feather, Wolfe pinions the "Radical Chic" adventures of Lennie Bernstein and his circle. Read full book review >