Search Results: "Anna Raff"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNA by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1991

"To Be Continued'' quality, making for less than truly satisfying fiction."
In a first US publication, veteran British writer Harrod- Eagles (20 previous novels) brings her not-inconsiderable skills to a grand-scale, if curiously lackluster, romance set against the complex political backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Michael Derechin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A compassionate portrait of a doctor's quest to make a difference."
In this novel set in 1973, a cancer doctor, who's struggling with feelings of futility, reluctantly agrees to treat an 11-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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ANNA by William Loizeaux
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"On behalf of his daughter, Loizeaux shares his sorrow with heartbreaking honesty."
An eloquent, extraordinarily painful memoir of a father's loss of his baby daughter. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Meghan Riley
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The protagonist mooning over boys sometimes overwhelms the engaging, unique sci-fi elements."
A teenage girl emerges from wallflower status only to be plagued by unexplained phenomena in this young-adult romance novel. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA'S SPINACH by Katherine Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Very young gardeners will need more information, but for certain picky eaters, the suggested strategy just might work. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young spinach hater becomes a spinach lover after she has to grow her own in a class garden. Read full book review >

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ZORA'S ZUCCHINI by Katherine Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"A sturdy effort from a small press focused on food literacy. (ideas for dealing with extra garden produce) (Picture book. 4-8)"
After planting a dozen free zucchini plants, Zora finds ways to share and trade her bumper crop with others in her community. Read full book review >

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IF I WERE A KANGAROO by Mylisa Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A warm, comforting tale with interesting facts appended. (Picture book. 2-5)"
How do baby animals sleep? Read full book review >

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MAGNETS PUSH, MAGNETS PULL by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"Not much here to attract interest—particularly as clearer, more carefully written primers on the topic abound. (index, glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A first introduction to magnets of both the simple and "on and off" sorts, with basic demonstrations of what they can do. Read full book review >

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THINGS THAT FLOAT AND THINGS THAT DON'T by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This appealing introduction can serve as a springboard for further investigations. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A boy, a girl and a dog demonstrate that things float in water when they are less dense than the water around them. Read full book review >

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DROWNING ANNA by Sue Mayfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Justice for Hayley is less important than Melanie's and Frances's realizations of their own failures to nurture Anna; in the end, the story represents a bleakly compelling cautionary tale for teens and their adults. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The slow but near-total destruction of a bright and talented teenage girl is clinically anatomized in this British import. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE NOT A CAT! by Sharon G. Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Silly arguments abound in life, but readers who may be wishing for a duo to replace a certain dialogue-happy elephant and pig will not find it here. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A duck likes to pretend to be other animals, much to the consternation of a very pragmatic cat. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED by Lisa M. Bakos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"While this certainly does not compare to Alexander's epically bad day, Lucy's may make some readers smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A menagerie of mayhem-causing animals causes Lucy to have a very bad day. Read full book review >