Search Results: "Adrienne Arieff"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"A personal, optimistic take on a controversial subject."
A debut memoir recounting how a San Francisco-based couple became parents with the help of a surrogate mother in India. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELEPHANT'S WALK by Adrienne Kennaway
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Classified as fiction, but less a story than an excellent introduction to African wildlife. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The 1988 Greenaway winner (Crafty Chameleon), who is noted for striking watercolors illustrating animal fables, surveys African animals as seen by Little Elephant while he roams the plains and forests with his mother. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T WEAR GLASSES by Adrienne Geoghegan
ANIMALS
Released: April 16, 1996

"For preschoolers, satisfying silliness. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Nanny Needles, readers discover in the pictures, needs glasses, but she places the blame for all the accidents around the house on her poor dog: When she dumps the trash on the floor, Seymour is reprimanded for his clumsiness; when she washes his blanket and bones instead of the laundry, she decides that Seymour needs a haircut to improve his eyesight. Read full book review >

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BUSHBABY by Adrienne Kennaway
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A talented illustrator sets forth on her first solo effort, an engaging pourquoi tale: Yearning for the best figs, little Bushbaby takes a low-tide path to a tree guarded by a sleeping- -but fierce—monitor lizard. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON’S GATE by Adrienne Kress
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Though at least as wordy as its predecessor, the tale's snarky dialogue, sudden twists, authorial asides and daffy characters will keep readers turning the pages. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The eponymous young heroine of Alex and The Ironic Gentleman (2007) sails in about halfway through to play a supporting role in this equally tongue-in-cheek sequel. Read full book review >

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IN THE QUIET by Adrienne Ross
Released: March 1, 2000

"This tender and touching story of love, loss, and rediscovery is strongly plotted and poetically told, but the characters make it count; every one of them is someone readers will want to meet again. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Things lost, things found, and their seekers are at the center of this novel about a girl's prolonged mourning for her mother. Read full book review >

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NO ONE CAN KNOW by Adrienne LaCava
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A riveting historical novel, featuring brisk plotting and engaging characters."
LaCava's well-researched, character-driven debut thriller tells a tale of CIA involvement in President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A surprising account of material overlooked or misunderstood by both historians of science and interpreters of Greek myth. (83 b&w illustrations)"
Scientific paleontology began in the 19th century, but the ever-curious Greeks were well aware of fossils. Here's a clear account of what they knew about them—and what they made of the strange bones they found. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Flush with telling details and backed by meticulous research, a piece of near-forgotten Chinese-American history is retold."
The story of a family of Chinese immigrants who influenced desegregation in the South. Read full book review >

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WHITE SWAN, BLACK SWAN by Adrienne Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2001

"A well-accomplished if downbeat debut."
Luminous debut collection by a former dancer with the Harkness Ballet in New York: a somber tour of the "kingdom of the dance" where bodies, loves, and lives are sacrificed to an art that often seems more punishment than reward. Read full book review >