Search Results: "Andrea Pitzer"


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THE SECRET HISTORY OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV by Andrea Pitzer
Released: March 13, 2013

"Though no substitute for Brian Boyd's definitive two-volume biography, this is a brilliant examination that adds to the understanding of an inspiring and enigmatic life."
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) always claimed that art and politics don't mix, but this new biography suggests his own art tells a different story. Read full book review >

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ONE LONG NIGHT by Andrea Pitzer
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A potent, powerful history of cruelty and dehumanization."
Dispelling the assumption that concentration camps began and ended in Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

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NOT AFRAID OF DOGS by Susanna Pitzer
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Day's illustrations in pen and ink with watercolor wash convey Daniel's feelings and create a winning personality for the little dog, appropriately named Bandit. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This exploration of a child's fear of dogs focuses on the main character, Daniel, a boy of four or five whose whistle-in-the-dark mantra is, "I'm the bravest boy of all." 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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ELLIOT'S EMERGENCY by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The coaching Elliot gets on learning to sew hints at self- sufficiency, without becoming didactic. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If a torn seam for a stuffed toy is like a skinned knee for a child, it's no wonder that Elliot the moose turns to his other toy friends for help in keeping his stuffing from falling out. Read full book review >

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WOLF CAMP by Andrea Zuill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This debut picture book will delight more than dog lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Homer, a goggle-eyed, middle-size houndish-looking canine, yearns to go to Wolf Camp, a place "Where every dog can live as a wolf—for an entire week!" Read full book review >

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MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK by Andrea Pyros
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Slightly bland, though valuable for its portrayal of a young person living with serious food allergies. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The start of seventh grade is supposed to be filled with excitement for Nina and her best friend, Brianna, but Nina suddenly finds herself adrift when Brianna ditches her for a new, more sophisticated and ultracool best friend. Read full book review >

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RISE by Andrea Cremer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Still exciting. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This second prequel to the popular Nightshade werewolf series keeps the action moving. Read full book review >