Search Results: "Abigail Samoun"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW PENGUIN SAYS PLEASE! by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Good manners travel well in this board book for preschool linguists. (Board book. 2-4)"
A brief, age-appropriate introduction to eight common world languages for toddler travelers. Read full book review >

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HOW HIPPO SAYS HELLO! by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Simple text and charming illustrations make this an appealing introduction to some of the world's many languages and cultures. (Board book. 2-5)"
Intrepid Hippo travels the world, making new friends everywhere he lands. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE? by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"The purse-as-book gimmick has been done several times before, but this iteration of the novelty is more chic than tacky. (Novelty book. 4-6)"
Peek inside five different purses, each one owned by a different member of the same family. Read full book review >

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HOW MONKEY SAYS "MY NAME IS"! by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A delightful read for little tots who are ready to expand their horizons. (Board book. 2-4)"
Monkey travels the world and learns to speak in different languages. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2004

"Such colorful syntax! Such talmudic reasoning! Such a pleasure, with even a glossary for the gentiles."
A dozen short reprints that cover the Jewish experience from the Afikomen (the Passover matzoh) to Zionism. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLMAKER'S DAUGHTERS by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"337, etc.), which ratchets Padgett's imaginative grasp of evil, and the unrelenting tension it spawns, to dizzy new heights. (Author tour)"
A troubled 15-year-old tricked out in gothic finery, complete with a porcelain doll named Kimmy chained to her wrist, collapses in a club called The Goblin Market at the same moment that the comatose twin sister whose memory she's long repressed except for her name—Kimmy—finally slips over the edge to death on the other side of town. Read full book review >

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HERB'S PAJAMAS by Abigail Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"Herb's Pajamas is a disappointing whole that comes to much less than the sum of its parts."
A curiously uneven gathering of four very loosely linked stories. Read full book review >

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IF I FIX YOU by Abigail Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A nuanced take on learning to fix yourself rather than fixing others. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles to regain her footing after walking in on her mother and the boy she's loved since childhood. Read full book review >

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CHILD OF SILENCE by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Given the manic- depressive bent of detectives ever since Sherlock Holmes, why hasn't anybody thought of all this before?"
Barbara Joan Bradley, San Diego child-abuse investigator, is promised that her newest case—Weppo, a young boy abandoned on a Paiute Indian reservation—will be routine. Read full book review >

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HOT LITTLE HANDS by Abigail Ulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Nine short stories, all wry, authentic, and moving."
A vivid collection of short stories about young girls and women on the cusp of major life changes. Read full book review >

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BLUE by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1998

"But burning ears shouldn't keep readers of either gender from enjoying this suspenseful, boldly plotted tribute to the power of sisterhood."
The gifted author of five Bo Bradley mysteries (The Dollmaker's Daughters, 1997, etc.) kicks off her equally impressive new series with three bangs. Read full book review >

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MOONBIRD BOY by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 1996

"No wonder Bo's so paranoid."
Sent reeling into a deep depression by the death of her beloved dog Mildred, San Diego Child Protective investigator Bo Bradley's not ready for any untoward excitement in her life. Read full book review >