Search Results: "Amanda Lindhout"


BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Amanda Lindhout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A vivid, gut-wrenching, beautifully written, memorable book."
With the assistance of New York Times Magazine writer Corbett, Lindhout, who was held hostage in Somalia for more than a year, chronicles her harrowing ordeal and how she found the moral strength to survive. Read full book review >

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DOG EARED by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Terrific—a dazzling combination of humorous, liquid writing and old-fashioned, tinted line drawings, certain to find a home with anyone who needs a shot of confidence-building. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Otis is a dog, but that doesn't mean he's immune to an insult hurled his way by a passing bully, a spike-collared boxer with a sneer on his mug. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Good idea, nicely developed; attractive book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This British artist's first book has two distinctions: striking torn-paper collages, handsomely set on royal blue or black and bordered in harmonious geometric designs, representing ``1/one whale,'' ``2/two tigers,'' and so on; and an inspired inclusion that relates to both her theme and an important number concept usually omitted from counting books: after ``10,'' a spread reading simply ``0...but no dodos''—and no picture, either. Read full book review >

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TWO'S COMPANY by Amanda Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Light without being silly, serious yet not solemn, Benjamin's first book hits all the right notes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A whimsical but respectful look at the anxieties faced by a small child whose parent is remarrying. Read full book review >

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WALLY DOES NOT WANT A HAIRCUT by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Cute—but it doesn't stand out from the flock. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Wally's got one wild and wooly problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STOLEN SUN by Amanda  Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This, coupled with her unique perspective on a common theme, make the dramatic read-aloud an easy addition to multicultural collections. (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Weaving together important themes in Native Alaskan culture, Hall (The Hard to Swallow Tale of Jonah and the Whale, not reviewed, etc.) creates a hauntingly original story. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The author's appealing watercolors are notable for their beautiful composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Maud fixes her own breakfast and the baby wails, her parents are shown—in soft, expressive illustrations—bitterly quarreling. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN THE STORY DRAGON by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake, it's very satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A story-reading dragon—what's not to like? Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF THE BIRDS by Amanda  Hall
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Trimming Irving's elaborate language, Hall's version is still colorful and slightly exotic, and much more suited to its younger audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hall's story follows its inspiration, Washington Irving's tale of the Pilgrim of Love from his Alhambra, and uses some familiar fairytale tropes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEASE by Amanda Maciel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"An emotional, deftly paced and heartbreaking first novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An intense examination of bullying from a seldom-heard-from side: the bully's. Read full book review >

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TORN by Amanda Hocking
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"More is exactly what they will be looking for once they've turned the last page. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The second installment of the Trylle trilogy picks up right where the first (Switched, 2012) left off, with 17-year-old Wendy Everly returning home to her "host brother" after disappearing without a trace almost a month prior. Read full book review >

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FAIRY BAD DAY by Amanda Ashby
FANTASY
Released: June 9, 2011

"Give this lighthearted and lightly satirical book to younger teens and those preteens who won't be put off by the length. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
Teens with a taste for the paranormal school story and a tolerance for raucous humor will be involved with and amused by this romantic fantasy. Read full book review >