Search Results: "Vicky Rubin"


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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THE THREE SWINGIN’ PIGS by Vicky Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Montijo's red-hot pictures and Rubin's skit-scat-skedoodle words make this take-off a hand-clapping, foot-stomping romp. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though as big and baaaaaad as ever—"I'm a classic fairy-tale villain," he proudly proclaims—the wolf has no better luck chowing down on jazz-combo piggies Satch, Mo and Ella than he did with their uncles in that other tale. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Anyone interested in exploring the compelling case of Hurricane Carter would be well-advised to start elsewhere."
A labored retelling of the controversial murder prosecution of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. 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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Keys to the Coven by Vicky Loebel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"The entertaining start of an epic supernatural series."
A witty urban-fantasy debut. 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 >

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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 >

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CLEOPATRA'S MOON by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Readers will enjoy what is still a romantic and exciting story, but with the tease of such rich material they'll miss the meatiness of such storytellers as Katherine Sturtevant, Megan Whalen Turner or Robin McKinley. (character list, author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Following in a parent's footsteps is never easy…especially when your parents are Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Read full book review >