Search Results: "Vicky Lowe"


BOOK REVIEW

VICKY ANGEL by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"What makes this story successful are its honest characters and dialogue, its unique coverage of grief, and its ability to unite readers with Jade's healing process. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jade and Vicky are best friends, "closer than sisters," and although the cover openly reveals Vicky's death, it does not prepare readers for Jade's intense reactions. Read full book review >

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MARY MARGARET MARY CHRISTMAS by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"It all adds up to an entertaining if sometimes frenetic read. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In this fourth entry in the series, Mary Margaret prepares for Christmas at home and at school, focusing on presents to give and receive and on her upcoming family outing to see the Lipizzaner horse show. Read full book review >

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MARY MARGARET AND THE PERFECT PET PLAN by Christine Kole MacLean
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Irresistible. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Her neighbor, an awkward, necktie-wearing, violin-playing eight-year-old named Andy, intrigues Mary Margaret, but it's the sight of his puppy, Itzy, that makes her hatch a plan to get a pet—any pet. Read full book review >

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FINDING SAMUEL LOWE by Paula Williams Madison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"A well-structured memoir told in brief, punchy vignettes alternating between past and present."
A spirited pursuit of her mother's roots takes one African-American woman from Jamaica to Harlem to China. Read full book review >

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VICKY GOES TO THE DOCTOR by Ifeoma Onyefulu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A sweet, brief glimpse into a universal childhood experience in a very specific place.(Picture book. 4-7)"
Better safe than sorry when you don't feel well. Read full book review >

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The Too-Brief Chronicle of Judah Lowe by Christopher Carter Sanderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"An unusual bildungsroman that mostly transcends the limitations of its formats."
In two linked novellas with strict word/character limits, Sanderson (Theatre/State Univ. of New York, Oswego; Gorilla Theater, 2003) playfully narrates the coming-of-age of a New Jersey high school student.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 21, 2011

"While a little slow and formulaic in fits, this girl-power jaunt into high adventure and romance in a parallel universe launches a promising new trilogy in YA fantasy."
A modern-day Connecticut teenager suddenly shifts dimensions into an alternative America where she finds herself in the body of a love-struck princess in a danger-prone kingdom of intrigues, outlaws and strange creatures. Read full book review >

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SPEAKEASY DEAD by Vicky Loebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2014

"A briskly entertaining novel with a colorful setting and the right mix of humor and paranormal romance."
An aspiring warlock'sattempt to satisfy a demon's wager is complicated by zombies and bootleggers in Loebel's (Keys to the Coven, 2013) new novel. Read full book review >

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THE MARVELOUS MAGIC OF MISS MABEL by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Wild fantasy, sly satire, and sharply observed family dynamics are the hallmarks of this tasty, effervescent series (along with mouthwatering recipes); this volume's the most delectable yet. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Nora was thrilled to find Mabel in a flowerpot on her doorstep, even if the baby's unconventional arrival displeased their neighbors in 1881 Yorkshire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 15, 1995

"The heat it gives off is a blast."
Like a brain in a bell jar, Lowe's first book fascinates with its intricate construction and explicit display of human wonder. Read full book review >

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Streaming Stars by Vicky Savage
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A well-told sequel for YA fantasy fans."
The second installment of a young-adult fantasy trilogy features a powerful young girl making hard choices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2011

"An enjoyable confection."
Like the mini-skirt she is known for inventing, 40-year fashion veteran Tiel bares it all on sex, love and Elizabeth Taylor. Read full book review >