Search Results: "Anna Vojtech"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE FRIENDLY BEASTS by Anna Vojtech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"As the only large-format edition of this carol currently in print, it will be a useful purchase for use with children at Christmas sing-alongs or church programs as well as at home. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
The familiar, old English carol using the voices of the animals approaching the Nativity scene serves as the text in this attractively illustrated, large-format version. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MARUSHKA AND THE MONTH BROTHERS by Anna Vojtech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1996

"So are Vojtech's illustrations, shot through with folkloric touches and redolent of the seasons. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
This Slavic folktale features Marushka, a Cinderella-like figure whose smile is said to bring a thaw in January. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE CAMELS by Elizabeth Coatsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A lovely and original holiday entry. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The point of view of Coatsworth's 1935 poem—narrated by the wise men's camels—is still a fresh one. Read full book review >

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LOOK WHAT I CAN DO! by Nancy Viau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"This title was clearly produced with the best of intentions, but regrettably, it does not quite coalesce into a successful reading experience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Baby animals strive to "stand up strong," leap high and "spin a trap." But learning is full of challenges, distractions and fun. In this message-driven tale, children see how various creatures struggle to develop and gain confidence. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST STRAWBERRIES by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Complete harmony of text and pictures: altogether lovely. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
A gentle story of the Sun's healing of marital discord by a gift of ripe strawberries that magically grow at the feet of an angry woman as she flees her husband's harsh words, thus halting her departure long enough for him to catch up and make amends. Read full book review >

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TOUGH BEGINNINGS by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"The picture-book format, handsome paintings, and fascinating choice of facts presented make this an engaging and useful science nature title for younger children. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
All sorts of baby animals have tough beginnings, whether they are tiny sea turtles scrambling to reach the ocean before they are eaten, cicadas emerging from a 17-year sleep, or penguin chicks surviving in the minus-70-degree temperatures of Antarctica. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTER PLAY by Nancy Luenn
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"A playful, inventive way of connecting young viewers to the natural world. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a brief text, Luenn (Mother Earth, 1992, etc.) explores the parallels between a family of humans and a family of otters a few yards away who mimic each other through a peaceful day on the river, fishing, enjoying a meal, swimming, horsing around, settling down for the night. Read full book review >