Search Results: "Adele Ursone"


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WHEN MY BABY DREAMS by Adele Enersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Not the first book for adults to masquerade as a children's book, but one of the more interesting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book inspired by Enersen's popular blog, which features artistic and whimsical photographs of her daughter, Mila. 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 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 >

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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 >

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WHERE I WANT TO BE by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Griffin masterfully weaves the deceased Jane's past and ghostly present into the story, as the line between imagination and reality, life and death, blurs for characters and readers alike in this powerful story. (Fiction. YA)"
Eighteen-year-old Jane Culvert is a passionate young woman with a knack for making everything seem magical. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GREEN GOOSE by Adele Sansone
Released: April 1, 1999

"Whimsical illustrations capture the gamut of emotions and the last spread could serve as an advertisement for contentment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1072-9 The Little Green Goose ($15.95, PLB $15.88; Apr.; 32 pp.; 0-7358-1071-0, PLB 0-7358-1072-9): Single fatherhood gets a boost in this identity tale of a goose who yearns for a child. Read full book review >

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DIVE by Adele Griffin
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Thoughtful readers will appreciate his insight, enjoy the ringside seat as restrained, rational Lyle meets Mallory, a flamboyant, take-charge TV personality, and come to understand both the dangers and the appeal of Dustin's choices. (Fiction. 11-13)"
PLB 0-7868-2389-5 From Griffin (The Other Shepards, 1998, etc.), a poignant, perceptive tale of a teenager on a self-destructive spiral, seen through the eyes of his younger, more grounded stepbrother. Read full book review >