Search Results: "Tessa Dahl"


BOOK REVIEW

BABIES, BABIES, BABIES by Tessa Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"The question-and-answer format leads to a didactic tone, but the facts are well-organized and clearly presented, with Dodds' cheerful, well-integrated illustrations making a major contribution to both information and appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A pregnant mother answers her two preschoolers' questions about babies, making interesting—and instructive—comparisons (``with sticklebacks, only the father looks after the babies, ...all the wolves take care of the wolf cubs, and baby turtles don't have anyone to care for them''). Read full book review >

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SCHOOL CAN WAIT by Tessa Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Entertaining, accessible fare. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A sprightly fantasy about a British schoolboy and his parents on what turns into a global rescue mission, beginning when they happen on reindeer Blitzen, who got left behind during Father Christmas's annual round. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH THE GROWN-UPS by Sophie Dahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Cloying and weightless."
A slightly autobiographical first novel from Dahl, granddaughter of Roald, and a one-time fashion model and current contributing editor at Men's Vogue. Read full book review >

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BAD BLOOD by Arne Dahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Though Dahl's writing has lost some of the melancholy beauty of Misterioso (2011), the eerie premise and cogent reasoning will still satisfy."
A U.S. serial killer goes transcontinental. Read full book review >

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THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE by Roald Dahl
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 20, 1979

"In all, a basic, teeth-baring rendition of the old yum-yum-squish-crunch number."
I'm going to fill my hungry empty tummy/ With something yummy yummy yummy yummy!, So boasts the Enormous Crocodile, setting out in search of juicy little children to eat. Read full book review >

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ALEX IN ROME by Tessa Duder
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A scrupulous note separates fact from fiction—the protagonists only seem real. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In Lane Three, Alex Archer (1989) introduced a thoughtful, independent-minded champion swimmer. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF DUST by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"As Greg and Liz's romance spins busily in the background, Barclay wisely sets her mystery front and center. Only a too-pat solution mars the brisk dialogue and well-clued plot."
Crown Prince Gregory is abroad again and up to his royal ears in murder. Read full book review >

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DO YOU WANT TO START A SCANDAL by Tessa Dare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A gratifying romance despite some flaws."
When she tries to warn a marquess to stay away from her at a house party where they'll be guests for the next two weeks—because she knows her mother will try to set them up in some embarrassing way—Charlotte Highwood winds up compromised. In trying to prove her innocence, she falls in love with the man, who's sworn he'll never love anyone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIAMONDS IN DISGUISE by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Barclay offers a genuine puzzle, but as usual, it takes a back seat to local color and royal shenanigans."
Crown Prince Gregory (To Die For, 2007, etc.) heads to Rome to help his grandmother out of a royal mess. Read full book review >

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THE TREE OF RED STARS by Tessa Bridal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1997

"The Uruguayan-born Bridal, now living in the US, is a writer to watch. (Author tour)"
A luminously written debut novel, winner of the 1997 Milkweed Prize for Fiction, about love and ideals under siege in 1960s Uruguay. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF THE RAVEN by Tessa Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"The opening of Harris' (The Lazarus Curse, 2014, etc.) latest 18th-century romantic mystery nearly bogs down in back story. Once it gains momentum, however, one disaster relentlessly follows another for the lovelorn doctor from the Colonies."
Deception, murder and land wars thwart Dr. Thomas Silkstone's latest attempt to find happiness with his beloved Lydia. Read full book review >

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A BETTER CLASS OF PERSON by Tessa Barclay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"A pipe dream of upscale fantasy with little mystery, less suspense, and no romance to speak of, but a good deal of hobnobbing with the rich and formerly titled."
Some birthday parties just aren't meant to be fun. Read full book review >