Search Results: "Thessaly La Force"


BOOK REVIEW

MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF by Thessaly La Force
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A bibliophilic feast for the eye, mind, heart and soul."
An illustrated compendium of first-person musings by writers, artists and other creative types about the books that inspired them and helped shape their identities. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR OF THESSALY by Anne Zouroudi
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A plus-sized Poirot with a more puckish personality, Hermes (The Taint of Midas, 2011, etc.) may be a bit twee for conventional whodunit fans. But his droll interactions with hapless locals, along with Zouroudi's intricately detailed depictions of small-town dynamics, should hold readers' interest."
No one on the Greek island of Arcadia can keep a secret from the comforting and apparently harmless investigator known as the fat man. Read full book review >

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LA LA LA by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"For a dreamer, it's easy to imagine a singer in the benevolent face in the moon—here it's a symbol of hope. (Picture book. 5-adult)"
A lonely child's perseverance helps her find the unlikeliest of companions. Read full book review >

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TASK FORCE by Brian Falkner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The action never stops, keeping readers engrossed in a rapid-paced tale that doesn't hesitate to deal with the realities of a war of survival. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Recon Team Angel, a group of teens trained for espionage and surgically altered to resemble the invader alien race (The Assault, 2012), are back for their next mission…going deep into alien territory. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"There are many books on the subject of hurricanes, but the personal experience enriches this one and makes it particularly appealing for middle-school readers. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
The heart of this informative introduction to the deadly potential of hurricanes is New York Times reporter Treaster's own experience covering Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. Read full book review >

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MOO, BAA, LA LA LA! by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"Boynton and Loud Crow deliver another excellent enhanced e-book that fires on all literary, technological and artistic cylinders. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
The iPad adaption of Boynton's bestselling board book surveys animals and the sounds they make. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 1993

"What sourpuss would ask for rigorous honesty besides? (Eight pages b&w, eight pages color photographs- -not seen) (First serial rights to Cosmopolitan and New Woman)"
Up from poverty with ``beautiful, glamorous'' ex-Washington ``social hurricane'' Mosbacher, 45, who here releases her secrets for getting what she wants—including marrying a millionaire (in her case, three); buying and selling businesses at a profit (using her divorce settlements as seed money); and conquering the Washington social scene by raising pots of money for political campaigns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOE-LA-LA! by Karen Beaumont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Though lacking the more detailed story lines of the Fancy Nancy series, this outing, with its glitzy cover, is likely to appeal to her fans as well as to the creative side in every budding shoe connoisseur. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What happens when you turn four party-bound girlfriends loose in the Shoe-la-la boutique? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 9, 2014

"UFO conspiracy theories, delivered in red-alert tones by an atypical follower."
Vernon, in his debut, tells how his boyhood sighting of a "flying saucer" over his neighbor's house led him on a lifelong quest into UFO encounters and shadowy government scheming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORCE 12 by James Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2001

"A masterful, enthralling sea story to put alongside the genre's classics."
Smashing, edge-of-the-seat thriller about a gloomy rescue paratrooper with a death wish who risks all to save a monomaniacal software mogul and the mogul's ex-lover in the storm-tossed Bering Sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY FORCE by Carsten Stroud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Large doses of blood, guns, and creeps, served up with Stroud's characteristic mettle."
Stroud is back in his territory of true-life heroes and villains (Lizardskin, 1992; Iron Bravo, 1995) in this crackling story of a US marshal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LA LA ROSE by Satomi Ichikawa
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"This lush retelling of the familiar lost-and-found tale might have been improved un petit peu by a guide identifying the unique objets d'art and architecture to which its readers are treated, but it is a lovely peek at Paris, to be sure. (Picture book. 4-6)"
La La Rose, a stuffed rabbit, becomes separated from her "inseparable friend," young Clementine, during an outing to the famed Luxembourg Gardens of Paris. Read full book review >