Search Results: "Whitney Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

AN UNDONE FAIRY TALE by Ian Lendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Tremendously clever and hysterically funny. (Picture book. 4-10)"
An ordinary fairy tale (pie-baking princess locked in tall tower, knights must perform feats to win her hand from fat stepfather king) is made extraordinary as Ned, the illustrator, and an unnamed narrator attempt to get readers to slow down so they can finish the pictures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUMPKIN HILL by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Only for libraries in need of more holiday titles. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just in time for Halloween comes this pourquoi tale of a pumpkin left to its own devices on a hill, until it multiplies over time to the point of producing a golden avalanche. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET GEORGE DO IT! by George Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"An above-average celebrity effort, with some product placement in the pictures, but less than you might expect. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Inspired by the lead author's real family, five brothers, teenaged to toddler and all named George, scramble about a house (decorated with portraits of historical Georges from Carver to Patton) preparing a birthday party for their same-named paterfamilias. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRE ARTIST by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A lightweight entry in a microtrend that has stronger entries. (Paranormal romance. 13-16)"
In a (slightly alternate) world where elemental powers are a ticket to fame and fortune, Aria's scarred hands and powerful fire control set her apart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A poignant coming-of-age story intertwining loss and hope against a background of Japanese culture. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
As Danny Kellerman prepares for his high school graduation, the absence of his loved ones pitches him into a dangerous tailspin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIVALS by Daisy  Whitney
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Slick, but, like a student on Anderin, less impressive when the effect wears off. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Now president of the Mockingbirds, Themis Academy's underground justice society, Alex Patrick investigates a student prescription-drug ring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan by Whitney Dineen
Released: May 12, 2015

"A romantic comedy with a lively, funny cast, including a lovable main character."
In Dineen's (She Sins at Midnight, 2014, etc.) latest novel, a 30-something public relations professional finds that getting a guy can be complicated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PASSION DREAM BOOK by Whitney Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1997

"Better as a grand tour than as a celebration of art and love. ($75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Otto (Now You See Her, 1994, etc.) follows a pair of lovers as they migrate through several of the 20th-century's most exotic artistic movements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRY NIGHTS by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An oh-so-slight flight of fancy. (author's note) (Fantasy/romance. 12 & up)"
Famous paintings, fantasy and wish-fulfillment romance blend in contemporary Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEFINITIONS OF INDEFINABLE THINGS by Whitney Taylor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A compelling exploration of mental illness. (Fiction. 12-16) "
Two depressed teens navigate their disorders and their love life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL DEATH by Polly Whitney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 1994

"Martin's stalwart, Michael Bowen."
Minutes before the scheduled 6:00 a.m. broadcast of Morning Watch, anchor Concepci¢n Candela, is found dead on the set—and whodunit is the least of the mysteries for Morning Watch director Abby Abagnarro and his ex-wife Mary (``Ike'') Read full book review >