Search Results: "Andrea Bouvier"


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Tall Trees by Andrea Bouvier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"An engaging, inspiring rise above a traumatic childhood, but it's dampened by a narrative that's more sketch than story."
In Bouvier and Clements' debut novel, Thomas Paul Stanton's upbringing is a Dickensian nightmare. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE WORLD by Nicolas Bouvier
Released: April 10, 1993

"Travel writing to be cherished and reread."
Lyrical reminiscences of a footloose journey from Yugoslavia to India, undertaken 40 years ago by the then-25-year-old author of the enchanting The Japanese Chronicles (1992) and an equally young companion. Read full book review >

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THE JAPANESE CHRONICLES by Nicolas Bouvier
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 1992

"A superb guide, smoothly translated from the French, to the Japanese landscape and mind, and a delight for lovers of travel and fine writing. (Twelve photographs—most seen.)"
The ``best travel books,'' Bouvier believes, ``...are often written by people involved in commerce....Merchants' strict observations avoid the silly infatuations that will quickly take over the literature once poets start to travel.'' Happily, in this sensitive, acutely observed record of his stays in Japan, the author, a journalist who lives in Switzerland, disproves that statement with some of the most resonant and perceptive travel writing in recent years. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Andrea Wisnewski
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Overall, however, an elegant addition to the cache of existing editions. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-7)"
This favorite fairytale has enticed many an illustrator. Read full book review >

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PUGDOG by Andrea U’Ren
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2001

"Good dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gender stereotyping gets a good thumping in this first book from U'Ren. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >

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MARY SMITH by Andrea U’Ren
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 13, 2003

"This seamless blend of fact and fiction joins the likes of Sarah Wilson's Three in a Balloon (1990) in lighting up a morsel of strange-but-true history. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
U'Ren unearths a fascinating tidbit from the past. Read full book review >

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LITTLE OLD FARM FOLK by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"An idyllic and idealized portrait of rural America, preserved in ink and paint rather than amber. (Board book. 1-3)"
A cozy board book is as traditional as "traditional" can be. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

Though dry, a cogent and insistent brief for restricting immigration, from an environmental perspective. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO BECAME BUFFALO BILL by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A well-researched, engagingly written, though incomplete portrait of a fascinating, complex figure. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Warren explores how the man who became the most famous entertainer of his time and a legend of the "Wild West" grew up amid a violent regional conflict that would soon tear apart the nation. Read full book review >

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OF SCARS AND STARDUST by Andrea Hannah
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"An intriguing puzzle of a book. (Paranormal/psychological suspense. 14-18)"
This crime thriller will have readers guessing whether it's paranormal or psychological. Read full book review >

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BLOODROSE by Andrea Cremer
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Fans will eat it up. (Paranormal adventure/romance. 14 & up)"
Fast paced and full of action, the Nightshade trilogy comes to a howling conclusion. Read full book review >