Search Results: "Anna Fienberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NUMBER 8 by Anna Fienberg
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The suspense builds toward a gripping climax, followed by a gratifying rock-and-roll wrap-up. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Excellent characterization and a touching friendship mark this appealing Australian thriller. Read full book review >

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HORRENDO’S CURSE by Anna Fienberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"The occasional illustrations are oddly dim, but provide appropriate caricatures. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this agenda-heavy but comic tale, a lad brings peace between a pirate crew and the town it terrorizes by combining culinary wizardry and an inability to say anything that's not nice. Read full book review >

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BORROWED LIGHT by Anna Fienberg
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Slow-moving but eventually powerful, this is a meditation for more intellectually inclined young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
In lyrical prose Fienberg documents the inner contemplations of a shy Australian girl, Callisto, during her turbulent 16th year. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH IN THE LAKE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fienberg's Borrowed Light (2000). (Fiction. 11-13)"
A gripping climax takes far too long to arrive in this glacial tale of young love and wizardry in 16th-century Italy. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT NOSE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The greatest treasures may be the observations of the adults who, either oblivious or enamored of their children's skills, buoy the tales with almost every comment. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Small, peculiar children with enormous gifts parade through this storybook of almost self-contained chapters, set down amidst alternating pages of whimsical full-color and b&w illustrations. Read full book review >

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MINTON GOES! by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Jolly good fun. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
A chapter book series in the fine tradition of Frog and Toad. Read full book review >

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THERE ONCE WAS A BOY CALLED TASHI by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"There's a whole series, though, so more is sure to come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
First published in Australia, this import introduces Tashi and his family, who live in a vaguely Asian landscape, with elements of Near Eastern and Western naming and imagery. Read full book review >

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TASHI AND THE PHOENIX by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Look no further for a different type of first chapter book. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Tashi is the star of a long-running series from Australia (Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Cover Story: Play Set
BFF Charm: Third Wheel
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Otherworldly
Trigger Warning: Abuse
Bonus Factors: LGTBQ Characters, Multicultural Magic
Anti-Bonus Factor: Abuse
Relationship Status: Happily Ever After

Cover Story: Play Set

This cover is cute, and features important elements of the story, but it ...


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LOVE BLOOMS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Cover Story: How Does Your Garden Grow

BFF Charm: Sixth Wheel

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Magical

Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Latinx Culture

Relationship Status: Forever and Ever

Cover Story: How Does Your Garden Grow

 

This is a book about girls and flowers. This cover is wholly appropriate.

But I do ...


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FANDOM AND FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I don’t know if this has ever happened before: One week after listing all of the new releases I’m looking forward to reading this month, I’m ready to report back on the two that were at the top of my list! And I’ve got good—nay, GREAT—news!

Lily Anderson’s Not Now, Not Ever and Anna Priemaza’s Kat and Meg Conquer the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FIVE STORIES by Anna Alter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Here's hoping that in the next Sprout Street tales there are fewer words and more action, which will help young readers connect with these characters. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Five neighbors learn to live together in their apartment building despite their differences. Read full book review >