Search Results: "Adele Dueck"


BOOK REVIEW

RACING HOME by Adele Dueck
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"This tale draws its grace from the fine, detailed portrait of immigrants making their way in a new world. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A deliberate look at Norwegian immigrants on the Canadian prairie recalls Sarah, Plain and Tall for a slightly older audience. Read full book review >

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VINCENT AND THE NIGHT by Adele Enersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Offbeat enough to add to an already-groaning collection of bedtime books. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Photogenic Vincent is a baby who isn't ready for bedtime, so he uses the pen-and-ink blackness of nighttime to create a fantasy world for himself and readers. Read full book review >

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THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An interesting but ultimately unsatisfying experiment in form. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Why did an 18-year-old artist fall from an overpass in New York City in the middle of the night? Read full book review >

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WHEN MY BABY DREAMS OF FAIRY TALES by Adele Enersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A lovely traipse into the woods. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The likes of the Grimms and Andersen meet Anne Geddes in this inventive, whimsical paean to fairy tales and babyhood. Read full book review >

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THE JULIAN GAME by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Griffin portrays Raye's soul-searching convincingly; readers will identify with her acute consciousness of her outsider status, which makes her inner struggle both compelling and sympathetic. (Fiction. YA)"
Out of boredom, Raye and her best friend Natalya create a phony Facebook profile for a college freshman named Elizabeth Lavenzck. Read full book review >

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BE TRUE TO ME by Adele Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A reminder, if one is still needed, that it doesn't pay to be the interloper in a community of rich, upper-crust-society snobs. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
In 1976, handsome and charming Gil's arrival in an exclusive, white, summer-island community inflames two girls' rivalry with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A moving volume suffused with pain, hope and bravery."
A bittersweet chronicle about caretaking for the nonlethal casualties of war. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"There are some real laughs here, and the complete lack of redeeming value is refreshing. But the entirety is another demonstration that less is more. Take in small doses."
A first novel from Britisher Lang (How to Spot a Bastard by His Star Sign, 2002) offers up some sharp and funny moments, but with bad behavior its only joke, it quickly becomes exceedingly thin stuff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"An alternative, humanistic view of ancient Europe that's worthy of readers' consideration.
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In her debut anthropological treatise, Änggård describes a more peaceful, egalitarian past for Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETH'S STORY, 1914 by Adele Whitby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Entertaining mystery lite set in a Downton Abbey world. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
When her 16-year-old lady's maid is unjustly accused of stealing a piece of jewelry, a highborn English girl defies the strict hierarchical rules of her household by investigating both above- and below-stairs to find the true culprit. Read full book review >