Search Results: "Ann Dixon"


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BLUEBERRY SHOE by Ann Dixon
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A tasty offering, laced with nice surprises. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An elegant picture book that manages to combine a good story, some natural history, and unusual illustrations. Read full book review >

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HOW RAVEN BROUGHT LIGHT TO PEOPLE by Ann Dixon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The chief accepts his loss so benignly that readers may wonder why Raven didn't just ask, instead of going to all that trouble. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-9)"
Hearing that a great chief holds the sun, moon, and stars captive, Raven determines to release them. Read full book review >

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WHEN POSEY PEEKED AT CHRISTMAS by Ann Dixon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Kennedy's adorable mouse characters complement Dixon's gracefully written story, which subtly makes the point that peeking at presents doesn't pay off. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a mouse family gathers to decorate their Christmas tree, the grandmother tells them a story about her favorite Christmas ornament. Read full book review >

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PREHISTORIC WORLD by Dougal Dixon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"More useful in homes than libraries. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This first of six paperbacks about the prehistoric world describes 12 creatures of the Triassic period, from Paradoxides, a trilobite, to the herbivorous reptile, Estemmenosuchus. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GIRL'S LITTLE BOOK OF ART by Kathryn Dixon
Released: May 19, 2014

"An engaging, interactive guide to museum-quality visual art."
An irresistible introduction to the world of fine art for kids 5 and up. Read full book review >

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GHOSTFIRES by Keith Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Strong stuff if your taste in family values runs to permafrost."
The death of their wife and mother leaves a father and son locked in motionless combat: a grim debut from New York Times editor Dixon. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SOMEDAY by Dianne Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Slightly flawed, but an OK way to spend a rainy afternoon."
Screenwriter Dixon's (The Language of Secrets, 2010) second novel centers on the convergence of the lives of three women who have a mysterious connection. Read full book review >

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ENTWINED by Heather Dixon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"This charming, romantic story, told with a light touch, will appeal to older preteens on up. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This retelling of "The 12 Dancing Princesses" includes all the familiar elements of the Grimms' fairy tale while adding detail and exciting events—with consummate panache. Read full book review >

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A VERY RICH MAN by Dixon Long
Released: May 29, 2009

"An absorbing saga of ties that bind."
A brother and sister delve into their dying father's past in this moving family drama. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF THE LACUNA CABAL by Sean Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Full of sound and fury, yet inconsequential."
A heavily embroidered coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Cheeky and informative, but may leave readers wondering whether this writer will ever know what he wants to be when he grows up."
A former odd-jobber and Martha Stewart Living staff writer records the highs and lows of studying at the Culinary Institute of America. Read full book review >