Search Results: "Andrea Helman"


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HIDE AND SEEK by Andrea Helman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Careless species identification and editing, and the lack of table of contents or index make this no more than an intriguing collection of pictures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Photographs of living creatures in their natural environment illustrate this introduction to animal camouflage around the world. Read full book review >

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NORTHWEST ANIMAL BABIES by Andrea Helman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 1998

Fuzzy raccoons peek, feathery burrowing owls yawn, a bison calf peers, all in this photographic take on the animal young of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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WILD COLORS by Andrea Helman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Simple enough to entertain, yet providing enough of a stretch to educate, this is one for the bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Stunning photography is the highlight of this lavish exploration of color in nature. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1992

"With its sweep, perception, originality, and felicitous use of language—an artistic and intellectual achievement."
Helman—professor of medicine (University College, London), family physician, and cultural historian—draws on his wide-ranging interests to offer a vivid, personable, and insightful exploration of physiology and fiction—of the interaction of the objective functioning of the human body and the subjective experience of it, as well as of the political analogues and social metaphors it inspires in both historic and contemporary terms. Read full book review >

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ELLIOT’S NOISY NIGHT by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"MPQUOTEPAGECOUNT 802) or the shelf full of other takes on the theme. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The plush moose gets past another common domestic challenge in this seventh outing in the industry known as Elliot (Elliot Gets Stuck, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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ELLIOT’S BATH by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Fans of the books will not be disappointed, but there's not much else to recommend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Several stuffed animals run into a problem when Socks the monkey inadvertently spills paint on herself and on Elliot the plush moose. Read full book review >

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THE REAL ROMNEY by Michael Kranish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A good-faith effort to profile a notoriously hard-to-define candidate."
Boston Globe scribes Kranish (Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War, 2010, etc.) and Helman attempt to animate the famously wooden presidential candidate. Read full book review >

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THE CONJURER'S RIDDLE by Andrea Cremer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A suitably swashbuckling sequel. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
The sequel to The Inventor's Secret (2014) finds plucky Resistance warrior Charlotte leading her small but trusty band of youthful rebels through the thickets and swamps of the New York Wildlands in a desperate bid to reach French-held rebel territory near a fictional New Orleans. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF A MISFIT by Andrea Portes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A compelling debut for teens from adult novelist Portes (Hick, 2007, etc.). (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Anika Dragomir, the third most popular girl at her high school in 1980s Nebraska, is pursued by two different boys, both off-limits to her, in a romance filled with seriously funny dark humor and tragedy. Read full book review >

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DORKO THE MAGNIFICENT by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Beaty slips in some important stuff here, but the supporting characters steal the show. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A young would-be magician gets lessons in both stagecraft and life from a crusty elder. Read full book review >

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ANYA'S WAR by Andrea Alban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A delightfully textured—but confusingly rushed—glimpse at a little-remembered period of Jewish history. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
It's 1937, and Anya is becoming accustomed to Shanghai. Read full book review >

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WOLFSBANE by Andrea Cremer
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Creative and absorbing fantasy. (Paranormal adventure. 14 & up)"
This second installment in the well-received Nightshade series puts 17-year-old alpha girl-wolf Calla into an alignment with her erstwhile mortal enemies, the Seekers, in an effort to save her pack and eventually the world. Read full book review >