Search Results: "Amelie Welden"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"An inspiring, empowering compendium. (bibliography, websites, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
Like its companion volume, Boys Who Rocked the World, this collective biography offers engaging profiles of women who achieved great success at a young age. Read full book review >

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AN ORDER OF AMELIE, HOLD THE FRIES by Nina Schindler
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Readers know too little about her to either guess or care. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A shallow tale of erstwhile lovers told in letters, notes, e-mail, text messages, and illustration. Read full book review >

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IS GRANDPA WEARING A SUIT? by Amelie Fried
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"With closure provided by the arrival of a newly born cousin, this treats Bruno's feelings with respect while sensitively offering some direction for children in similar circumstances. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Along with tracking a small child's responses to his beloved grandfather's death, this import offers grown-ups some insight into what does, and does not, make sense about such losses to younger family members. Read full book review >

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THE VAMPIRE IN LOVE by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"The series (My Friend, the Vampire, 1984, etc.) may be contrived and formulaic, but this features some undeniably funny scenes and a shrewd, plucky main character. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Once again, young Tony has to hop to stay in the good graces of his vampire friends while keeping his parents blissfully ignorant of their true nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRUSH by Cecile de la Baume
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Shallow, ill done, absurd."
Like the worst—most?—of its kind, Baume's ``novel'' is psychologically little more than a very thin string whose purpose is to allow knots—scenes, that is, of real dirty sex—to be tied at intervals on its length. Read full book review >