Search Results: "Anke de Vries"


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GREY MOUSE by Anke de Vries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"An affirming read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
First published in the Netherlands, this uncomplicated tale about friendship and the journey to self-acceptance now debuts in the US. Read full book review >

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RAF by Anke de Vries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Pure delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beloved toy is lost and found again—well, not exactly, but close enough—in this charming, lighter-than-air import. Read full book review >

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MY ELEPHANT CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING by Anke de Vries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"It's hard not to hope for more from de Vries and Walraven. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What a delight—a picture-book collaboration in the best sense of the term from an author and artist from the Netherlands. Read full book review >

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BRUISES by Anke de Vries
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Although the story is grim, it exhibits occasional flashes of humor that make it bearable; readers will be glad (and relieved) that it ends on a hopeful note. (Fiction. 12+)"
A searing novel—sometimes painful to read, impossible to put down—about two troubled young people in Holland. Read full book review >

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OF CATS AND KINGS by Clare de Vries
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2002

"Irritatingly sprightly and trying way too hard to be witty, insightful, and original."
Bereft of the Burmese who accompanied her across the US in I & Claudius (1999), British freelancer de Vries travels to Myanmar in search of a replacement—and chronicles the results in this energetic but unevenly engaging memoir. Read full book review >

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SO 5 MINUTES AGO by Hilary de Vries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"Time-passing fluff of the most anemic kind."
Gossip! Scandal! Hollywood! A story about all these—yet none of them made exclamation-mark worthy. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT BAG CHRONICLES by Hilary de Vries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2005

"The Day of the Locust it ain't—but de Vries's slight confection offers great entertainment."
An all-the-angles-working film publicist seeks earthly happiness. Failing that, she throws a bunch of parties. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE FROG by Anke Dammann
by Anke Dammann, illustrated by Anke Dammann, developed by Oetinger GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2011

"This is one adventure best left hidden. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A simple, predictable story of animal friends playing hide-and-seek loses itself in the telling. Read full book review >

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RAHOOLA'S SONG by Robert Anke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A worthy-enough lesson in a passable package. An additional title at best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All that glitters can turn a raccoon's head, but how much is enough? Read full book review >

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YELLOW FEVER by Gannon Vries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2013

"A story of an unrepentant womanizer's journey, which may not be to all tastes."
Vries' debut novel depicts one man's quest for love and sex in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read full book review >

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TIM'S BIG MOVE by Anke Wagner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fresh, comforting take on a familiar theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Will new friends mean that Pico will no longer be Tim's "best cuddle buddy"? Read full book review >