Search Results: "Amanda Petrusich"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"An engaging and deeply personal journey, for both the writer and her subjects, and an adroit disquisition on the nature of this distinctly American form of insatiable lust."
Life among the Indiana Joneses of record collectors, who will let nothing come between them and a rare Charley Patton. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"You won't find 'the next American music' here."
A solipsistic quest for authenticity, conducted with road map and library card—and without a clue. 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 >

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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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DOG DAYS by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Wonderfully sympathetic and amusing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a clever approach to the new-baby and sibling rivalry theme, Otis, the endearing canine from Dog Eared (2002), finds himself neglected, ignored, and forgotten when a new kitten joins the family and Lucy, his beloved owner, is occupied helping her little sister learn to take care of her new pet. Read full book review >

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HECTOR'S NEW SNEAKERS by Amanda Vesey
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Whether peer-driven shoe-freaks will swallow the message is a question; they're mostly older than the target audience, but it's well worth a try—and amusing to see that this problem is international. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hector is mortified: his birthday sneakers look and feel fine, but—instead of the all-important soccer insignia—this cheaper pair sports gold stars. Read full book review >

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FROSTFIRE by Amanda Hocking
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Good for fans of romance and the genre. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A Trylle Trilogy spinoff features new beautiful trolls from a different tribe—the Kanin. Read full book review >

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ANDI UNEXPECTED by Amanda Flower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A fun little detective story with some simple life lessons. (Mystery. 10-14)"
This series opener for middle-grade mystery fans introduces sixth-grade amateur detective Andi Boggs and her sidekick, next-door-neighbor Colin. Read full book review >

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DEMONOSITY by Amanda Ashby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"The message never overwhelms the fun in this frothy paranormal romp. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
With her usual wit and humor, Ashby (Fairy Bad Day, 2011) takes on the question of how to make the right decision. Read full book review >