Search Results: "Adriana Brad Schanen"


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QUINNY & HOPPER by Adriana Brad Schanen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"This endearing story about true friendship should appeal equally to boys and girls. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Two 8-year-olds with opposite temperaments and personalities make friends. Read full book review >

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PARTNERS IN SLIME by Adriana Brad Schanen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An excellent, emotionally rich choice for readers ready for a sizable chapter book. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Following their eponymous first outing (2015), Quinny and Hopper are back for a second, exploring friendship. Read full book review >

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ROCOCO by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Reams of furnishings detail and messy family histrionics."
Kitschy, quaintly amusing Italian-American saga from Trigiani (Lucia, Lucia, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW TO HANG A WITCH by Adriana Mather
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 26, 2016

"Pure contrivance—nothing more. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
When Cotton Mather's lineal descendant, several generations along, moves to modern-day Salem, Massachusetts, she triggers a curse that's been in effect since 1692. Read full book review >

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THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Fans of Trigiani's Valentine books will find plenty of fodder here."
The third in a trilogy about the life of Valentine Roncalli. Read full book review >

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VERY VALENTINE by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Things may not work out perfectly for Valentine in this first installment, but Trigiani (Home to Big Stone Gap, 2006, etc.) offers plenty of reasons to stick around for part two."
Food, shoes and romance feature prominently in this zesty novel of an Italian-American family, the first in a planned trilogy following the life of Valentine Roncalli. Read full book review >

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UNDER HER SKIN by Adriana Anders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An incredibly sexy, heartbreaking, and intense romantic debut."
In small-town Virginia, a woman trying to erase her abusive past falls for a towering, reclusive blacksmith with secrets of his own. Read full book review >

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VIOLA IN REEL LIFE by Adriana Trigiani
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Here's hoping, though, that successors in the series treat its audience with a bit more respect. (Fiction. YA)"
Popular adult author Trigiani's (Very Valentine, 2009, etc.) first young adult novel is a quick read. Read full book review >

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BIG STONE GAP by Adriana Trigiani
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2000

"The Dukes of Hazzard written as if it were a homiletic drama. (First printing of 150,000; author tour)"
An irritatingly hokey, inept attempt to invade Fannie Flagg territory. Read full book review >

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DEPUTY HARVEY AND THE ANT COW CAPER by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"There'll be no problem corralling little dogies for this caper. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Think the Old West is gone? Read full book review >

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PICTURE A LETTER by Brad Sneed
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2001

"O for original and offbeat. (Alphabet picture book. 3-7)"
An entrancingly designed alphabet book that will keep young (and old) peering at and poring over it for a long time. Read full book review >

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LUCKY RUSSELL by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"An unusual and original barnyard tour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his first solo book, the illustrator of Grandpa's Song (1991) tells a familiar story: a kitten, longing for an important job, volunteers for one farm task after another (``You're too cute,'' barks the dog. ``You gotta have a mean look and a low growl to protect the farm'') until the farmer points out what a fine playmate he makes for a little girl. Read full book review >