Search Results: "Anna Maxted"


BOOK REVIEW

RICH AGAIN by Anna Maxted
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Plot-packed silliness filled with laughable baddies whose deaths are only slightly mourned by the reader. No wonder Maxted published this nonsense under a pseudonym in Britain."
Maxted abandons her usually thoughtful version of chick lit (A Tale of Two Sisters, 2006, etc.) for a train-wreck of a soap opera. Read full book review >

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A TALE OF TWO SISTERS by Anna Maxted
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2006

"Maxted amiably delivers what's expected."
Two London sisters hash out their troubles in this fourth novel from Maxted (Behaving Like Adults, 2003, etc.), champion of issue-orientated chick-lit. Read full book review >

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RUNNING IN HEELS by Anna Maxted
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Maxted's people are endearing, and she has a flair for comic turns of phrase, but a meandering story dampens the fun."
Despite a wonderfully cheeky first-person narration, this second novel from British author Maxted (Getting Over It, 2000) occasionally gets lost in its own plot. Read full book review >

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GETTING OVER IT by Anna Maxted
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A friendly summer read that manages to rise above the lighter-than-air comic fluff that terminally inflates many another Bridget Jones wannabe—by now a genre all its own."
Yet another London career girl looks for fulfillment, though newcomer Maxted's narrator has enough endearing charm to make her stand out from the rest of the Bridget Jones clones. Read full book review >

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BEHAVING LIKE ADULTS by Anna Maxted
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2003

"The heavy subject aside: a funny, breezy read."
Setting: London. Character: hip young woman. Conflict: boyfriend trouble. Sound familiar? Still, this latest Brit-chick-lit saga gets a serious spin from the popular Maxted. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY MOM by Anna Walker
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 2010

"A companion, I Love My Dad (ISBN: 978-1-4169-8319-4; April 2010), treats Ollie's relationship with his dad with a similarly light touch. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ollie B., a gray-and-white striped creature with long ears and floppy legs, tells readers just how he and his mom spend time together. Read full book review >

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PEGGY by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Here's hoping that Peggy has many more big adventures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A charmer of a chicken has a big adventure in this import from Australia. Read full book review >

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NELLY GNU AND DADDY TOO by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Here's hoping there will be more adventures with Nelly and her family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fans of the Llama Llama series can rejoice—best-selling author Dewdney is back with another one, this time featuring Nelly Gnu and her ever helpful daddy. Read full book review >

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LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"While children should not expect a Bully Goat to change his ways so quickly, this does provide them with some tools against bullying. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Llama Llama loves the fun things he gets to do at school, but will a Bully Goat ruin his day? Read full book review >

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SURPRISE IN THE MEADOW by Anna Vojtech
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Sweet but also nourishing. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
A chipmunk watches a sunflower grow, from seed to seed dispersal. Read full book review >

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A NEW ARRIVAL by Anna Alter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Good friends and familiar situations will make readers feel at home in this second volume of the series. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The Sprout Street neighborhood is shaken up by the arrival of a new resident. Read full book review >

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FUNNY FACE by Anna Walker
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The delicacy of the bright gouache paintings skews this title to older toddlers, as babies are unlikely to note such details as the thieving dog, but for the right age child, it hits the spot. (Ages 18 mos.-3)"
Beginning with the entirely accurate premise that "[e]veryone can make a face," Walker then rings the changes on the different sorts of faces one might make. Read full book review >