Search Results: "Annabel Lyon"


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THE SWEET GIRL by Annabel Lyon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2013

"A provocative tale that undoes any romantic delusions a reader might hold about ancient Greek society and thought."
Aristotle's daughter receives some harsh lessons in sexism and the limits of philosophy. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2010

"As authoritative and compelling as Mary Renault's renowned novels set in the ancient world. One hopes we may learn more about Lyon's immeasurably brilliant, unflappably human Aristotle."
The fourth century BCE comes eccentrically alive in this award-winning debut historical novel from a Canadian short story writer (The Best Thing for You, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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YOU CAN'T CATCH ME! by Annabel Collis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"The art is a bit busy- -the children's activity is upstaged by their own imaginary world; still, a lively and attractive debut. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A Londoner illustrates imaginative play with three- dimensional collages of corrugated board, string, and paper. Read full book review >

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IF MY DAD WERE A DOG by Annabel Tellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"But kids may love it. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Though the invisible young narrator seems to enjoy fantasizing that his father is a dog, adult readers may find the premise somewhat nightmarish. Read full book review >

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A GIRL NAMED DIGIT by Annabel Monaghan
Released: June 5, 2012

"Check your mind at the door and enjoy this novel of two young adults caught up in a world of danger, adventure and, possibly, true love. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
An engaging heroine is at the center of this slim spy thriller from debut novelist Monaghan. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Realistic, gritty and uplifting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jamie lives in a bizarre world, where a sister can die in a bombing, and the only way to bring Mum and Dad together is by auditioning for Britain's Biggest Talent Show. Read full book review >

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SILENCE IS GOLDFISH by Annabel Pitcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"An unflinchingly honest portrayal of anguish. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Unable to face a devastating secret, 15-year-old Tess tries unsuccessfully to run away to London. Read full book review >

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THIS COLD COUNTRY by Annabel Davis-Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A lovely tale, in an old-fashioned unhurried style, that succeeds in re-creating a strange, lost world."
Third-novelist Davis-Goff (The Dower House, 1998, etc.) offers a leisurely, elegiac portrait of a decaying Anglo-Irish family in County Waterford during the dark days of WWII. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE DIGIT by Annabel Monaghan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Sadly, readers won't get double the pleasure in this second installment. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Mathematics genius Digit is back, although her adventures this time aren't quite as much fun as in A Girl Named Digit (2012). Read full book review >

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WHISKEY AND CHARLIE by Annabel Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A powerful, emotionally riven tale of a brother's deep, complicated love."
An accident leaves a man comatose and near death. Will his twin have a chance to make amends? Read full book review >

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OLIVE AND SNOWFLAKE by Tammie Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A nice choice to help dogs—and children—learn how to behave. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is there obedience school for children? Read full book review >