Search Results: "Trish Cooke"


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LOOK BACK! by Trish Cooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A lovely celebration of the grandparent and grandchild relationship. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A grandmother tells a story from her West Indian childhood to her grandson. Read full book review >

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FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE by Trish Cooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Nothing else could fit after that meal anyway. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Happiness and comfort overflow in this cozy tale of domestic bliss. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH by Trish Cooke
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Oxenbury's illustrations are magnificent. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
"They weren't doing anything, Mom and the baby, nothing really...Then, DING DONG! `Oooooooh!' " So begins this joyous, song-like tale of a family gathering focusing on the family's youngest member. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW BIGGER by Trish Cooke
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A muddled, unsatisfying tale that is ultimately not redeemed by the spirited illustrations. (Picture book. 3+)"
Natalie, Leanne, and Sam all like to tease Thomas because he is just a little tiny baby while they are such big kids. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS COOKE by Stephanie Cowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Seething and turbulent: Cowell's debut is a moving picaresque- -as well as a detailed portrait of Shakespearean England—and a delight to read."
The splendor and squalor of Elizabethan England come sharply into focus in this saga of a talented, troubled actor's search for himself: a first from Renaissance specialist Cowell. Read full book review >

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TRISH TRASH ROLLERGIRL OF MARS by Jessica Abel
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"It's a bit too ambitious, but readers should find it intriguing enough to be hopeful about subsequent volumes. (Graphic science fiction. 12 & up)"
Living on Mars, an adolescent girl dreams of leaving her farm and joining the hoverderby. Read full book review >

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ADDISON COOKE AND THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS by Jonathan W. Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This book is the first in a series; here's hoping future entries have better-authenticated backbones. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Addison Cooke must find two missing keys that will lead to an ancient Incan treasure if he is to save his archaeologist relatives from an evil kidnapper. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"It may be occasionally implausible, but the great pacing makes this a suspenseful romantic thriller. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Arcadia joins a weekend road trip with two handsome cousins she's just met. But one or both may be hiding a troubling secret. Read full book review >

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HER BRILLIANT CAREER by Rachel Cooke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Cooke's history of these uncelebrated heroines admirably fills in the gaps in the continuing story of women's role in the workplace."
British journalist Cooke recounts the stories of 10 women whose personal and professional lives shattered the common image of a repressed 1950s homemaker. Read full book review >

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HAYATI, MY LIFE by Miriam Cooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"The Palestinians deserve a larger fictional presence, but this agenda-driven tale, unfolded by paper-thin narrators and ranging over a period of more than six decades, is too eager to detail the horrors the principals suffer to do justice to a complex issue."
From a professor of Arabic literature, an elegantly written but programmatic debut novel attempts to illuminate the plight of the Palestinians in a tale of three generations of women caught in the crossfires of history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"Wood is no Studs Terkel, and her book is less a structured oral history than a collection of anecdotes. Still, her subjects offer important testimony on a bad scene that promises only to get worse."
If there were ever the opposite of a "good war," in the Studs Terkelian sense, Iraq is it. So the veterans interviewed by journalist Wood tell us. Read full book review >