Search Results: "Andrea Warren"


BOOK REVIEW

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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PIONEER GIRL by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"They just did what had to be done.' (index, not seen, b&w photos, further reading) (Biography. 8-12)"
Warren, basing her work on the memoir of Grace McCance Snyder about her pioneer childhood in Nebraska, also tells the riveting story of life on the prairie and the determination of the families who settled there. Read full book review >

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WE RODE THE ORPHAN TRAINS by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"As fascinating as the original and a worthy sequel. (index, sources) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
From 1854 to 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned boys and girls were cleaned up, dressed in new clothes, and turned over to the custody of the agents of the Children's Aid Society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A lively biography and an interesting lens through which to see a venerated author. (source notes, bibliography, author's note, index) (Nonfiction 10-14)"
A well-researched biography explores how Charles Dickens used his stories to effect social change for London's most destitute children. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"Appendices include multimedia resources for further research and a bibliographic essay on sources. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The final frantic days of the Vietnam War are recalled through the experiences of one Amerasian orphan. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2009

"A unique perspective on a pivotal Civil War campaign. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This engrossing account of the 1863 siege of Vicksburg chronicles the event through the experiences of three young people from December 1862 through the aftermath of the surrender on July 4, 1863. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT’S MEOW by Warren Kimble
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Beautiful paintings and handsome design create an exquisite cattery battery that's pure delight, and the cover is guaranteed to make people reach for it. (Picture book. All ages)"
These 12 fine felines are truly the "Cat's Meow." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEAD TRIP by Jeff Warren
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"A sprawling and occasionally goofy examination of a shockingly little understood aspect of our lives."
A Canadian journalist goes deep into history and his own psyche to explore all the possible permutations of sleep. 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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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 >