Search Results: "Yvonne Buchanan"


BOOK REVIEW

FLY, BESSIE, FLY by Lynn Joseph
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Joseph allows inspiration to form from a quiet presentation of facts; adding to the aura of possibility and grace under fire are Buchanan's sure, atmospheric ink-and-watercolor illustrations. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Joseph (Jump Up Time, p. 1119, etc.) uses a strong, steady present-tense narration to tell the story of Bessie Coleman, African-American, Texan, and world's first black woman aviator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA by W. Nikola-Lisa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"About the Art'' page includes photos of and quotations by the artists and information on their techniques and published works. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Seriously flawed as a concept book, this picture book offers rewards for readers interested in its specific merits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK’S RABBIT by Yvonne Jagtenberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"While certainly not a crowd-pleaser, the tale is appealingly atmospheric, and the idea that relationships need not be based on coercion is a worthy one to introduce. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The timorous lad introduced in Jack the Wolf (not reviewed) gets a speaking part in his second appearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VINYL PRINCESS by Yvonne Prinz
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A modestly successful debut for indie music retailer Prinz. (Fiction. YA)"
Allie is devoted to musicians in every genre, as long as their tunes were pressed onto vinyl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES by Yvonne Ventresca
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The stereotypical depiction of sociopathy, that hoary trope, leaves a bad taste. (further reading) (Thriller. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Ariella Benton, nicknamed Ella, finds herself in Hoboken, New Jersey, at the mercy of her own ideas regarding her long-dead father, her mom's new husband, her love for cats, a new love interest, a belief in the supernatural, and the stigma of mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLY BURNING by Yvonne Vera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Evocative but drenched in often overwrought imagery ('sees the sky peel off the earth that is the distance between the land and the sky'; 'her body a flame searching: nothing can sanction courage but desire') that makes for a diffuse fable more than a particularized novel."
A poignant tale of love and ambition overwhelmed by self-consciously poetic prose: in a first US appearance for Zimbabwean author Vera. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE ETERNAL by Yvonne Woon
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Renée's story is romantic, suspenseful and far from over. A solid read, this one will leave readers wanting more. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Renée Winters knows about the Undead: Her soul mate, Dante, has been Undead for years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU'RE LUCKY by Yvonne Prinz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Prinz produces a solid page-turner. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A deeply intuitive teen struggles to discover the truth behind her brother's death. Read full book review >