Search Results: "brownie & pearl"


BOOK REVIEW

BROWNIE & PEARL STEP OUT by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Readers of all sorts will look forward to the next time Pearl and Brownie step out together. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
The first in a planned eight-book series, Rylant and Biggs's collaboration heralds a feline-human connection worthy of comparison to Mr. Putter and Tabby. Read full book review >

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BROWNIE & PEARL GRAB A BITE by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A satisfying addition to a consistently strong series. Bon appetit. (Picture book/early reader 3-6)"
In this latest installment of Rylant and Biggs' picture-book series, Brownie and Pearl do lunch and invite readers to join in the fun. Read full book review >

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BROWNIE & PEARL GET DOLLED UP by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: May 4, 2010

"Biggs's digitally produced art matches the sweet sense of fun captured by Rylant's text, together creating a lovely, girly bedtime story. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
The second Brownie and Pearl outing (Brownie & Pearl Step Out, 2010) solidifies Brownie as a true girly-girl when she squeezes in a bit of dress-up fun before bedtime. Read full book review >

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PEARL by Deirdre Riordan Hall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A character-driven book for readers who like their fare on the intense side. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-18)"
The daughter of a drug-addicted rock star tries to change her life when her uncle sends her to an exclusive prep school. Read full book review >

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PEARL by Jo Knowles
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 19, 2011

"Knowles' fine ear for dialogue and her sensitive, nuanced portrayal of ordinary people's mishandling of complex situations allow her to play with soap-opera conventions without being crushed under their clichéd weight. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A touching family melodrama about the corrosive nature of secrets and the cleansing power of honesty. Read full book review >

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PEARL by Mary Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Elegant prose, thought-provoking plot, mammoth themes—and sometimes slow-going."
An overly intense, multilayered tale about three characters facing a life-and-death situation, a state of affairs brought into being by religion, class, social consciousness, and political activism. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A MAD BROWNIE by Bruce Coville
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"A knee-slapper in this or any edition. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A dedicated slob and a neatnik brownie, both with fierce tempers, face off in this much-expanded version of Coville's short story "Clean as a Whistle," published in Oddly Enough (1994).Read full book review >

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DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Hannah's love life has gotten so complicated that the mystery seems a mere afterthought. Twenty-eight recipes provide further competition."
A trip to Las Vegas brings an unexpected twist to Hannah Swensen's love life. Read full book review >

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Pearl Harbor by Kevin O'Connell
NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2015

"A convincing analysis of Japan's role in World War II and a reasonable argument for a logic process that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor."
A re-evaluation of the attack on Pearl Harbor in the context of Japanese regional and domestic politics. Read full book review >

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THE PEARL by Nan Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"This historical mesh of 'Cinderella' and My Fair Lady is a rich nugget of history for sophisticated readers and as beautiful as a Fabergé egg. (brief author's note) (Picture book. 7-9)"
This unusual presentation of a tale of class-crossed lovers recounts a true 18th-century Russian romance. Read full book review >

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PEARL MOON by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"The bang of romantic cymbals never drowns out the steady hum of predictable clichÇs. (First printing of 100,000)"
Over-the-top romance, with every page worthy of a Roy Lichtenstein illustration. Read full book review >