Search Results: "Una LaMarche"


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YOU IN FIVE ACTS by Una LaMarche
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Given the current political climate, the characters' struggles with the white establishment create a poignant and timely socially conscious narrative. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Five teenagers live for their art in this coming-of-age story of achievement, ambition, and heartache. Read full book review >

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DON'T FAIL ME NOW by Una LaMarche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This story of teen resilience will resonate with readers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Five young people drive cross-country seeking to reconnect with the father that had abandoned three of them. Read full book review >

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LIKE NO OTHER by Una LaMarche
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 24, 2014

"A highly readable though flawed twist on the classic star-crossed lovers plot. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sparks—both romantic and cultural—fly when Hasidic Devorah and Jaxon, the son of West Indian immigrants, meet on a hospital elevator stuck between floors during a hurricane. Read full book review >

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FIVE SUMMERS by Una LaMarche
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2013

"In the end, this debut feels long and may not contain enough real substance to appeal to even the most avid of summer-camp fans. (Fiction. 12-16)"
BFFs Emma, Jo, Skylar and Maddie meet up at Camp Nedoba the year after their last summer at the traditional camp, intending to renew their personal vows of loyalty to each other and to enjoy a nostalgic week of s'mores and summer fun. Read full book review >

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BECOMING UNBECOMING by Una
Kirkus Star
by Una, illustrated by Una
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A powerfully disturbing graphic narrative from an author with a lot to say and plenty of creative chops to say it provocatively."
A graphic manifesto for female empowerment and a punch to the gut of predatory males. Read full book review >

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POND by Jim LaMarche
Kirkus Star
by Jim LaMarche, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A loving portrayal of a never-forgotten connection with the natural world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Matt, his sister, Katie, and his best friend, Pablo, revive a pond in the woods and enjoy it throughout the seasons. Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Jim LaMarche
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Each of the three main characters and the three dogs has a distinct personality, and children who love dogs (especially those who long for a canine companion) will find this a touching triad. (Picture book. 4-7)"
LaMarche offers three short stories about children and their dogs in this visually appealing, large-format tribute to the powerful connection between kids and canines. Read full book review >

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UP by Jim LaMarche
by Jim LaMarche, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"LaMarche's lovely warm illustrations, in acrylic washes and colored pencil, match his gentle fantasy. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A boy discovers that he has telekinetic powers. Read full book review >

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THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER by Jim LaMarche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Set in an old style, very well-kept town with cobbled streets, but bicycles and electricity too, this timeless tale will leave readers suffused with the pleasure of seeing gifts received and appreciated. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
LaMarche creates a set of honey-toned illustrations that make the familiar Grimm tale less an odd encounter with the supernatural than a warm-hearted exchange of gifts. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN YOUTH by Phil LaMarche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"Flawed, but a solid start for a new novelist."
An accidental shooting transforms a New England town and the lives of three boys. Read full book review >

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THE RAFT by Jim LaMarche
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"It's an eyefilling, and soulfilling, idyll. (Picture book. 911)"
LaMarche (Little Oh, 1997) builds on childhood memories for this magical tale of artistic awakening. Read full book review >

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"A sweet call for the unsullied love of children that frequently derails under the weight of dubious argument."
Forget Iran and North Korea. The locus of evil is the institution of the family, says poet Stannard, who died in 2004. Read full book review >