Search Results: "Anne Edelstein"


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LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS by Anne  Edelstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A poignantly candid memoir about navigating the often rocky shores of family."
A former editor and literary agent tells the story of how her mother's unexpected death forced her to come to terms with a tragic family past. Read full book review >

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KIPLING’S CHOICE by Geert Spillebeen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 30, 2005

"This powerful anti-war novel, made even more powerful by its roots in a famous author's real life and his evolution from war zealot to embittered, broken father, deserves a place beside All Quiet on the Western Front. (epilogue, bibliography) (Fiction. 12+)"
"John Kipling was just one small officer in the Great War," the war to end all wars. Read full book review >

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THE KEY IS LOST by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"This is a compelling tale, interestingly told, and will be a useful addition to the growing body of children's literature about the Holocaust. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Although this new Holocaust survivor novel tells much the same story as some of the other books about a family's trials during WWII, the style is slightly different. Read full book review >

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AGE 14 by Geert Spillebeen
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Translated from Dutch, this riveting Belgian novel—based on a true story—reminds readers of the world's many child soldiers as it sledgehammers the notion of glorifying war. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Patrick Condon longs to be a soldier. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANNA IS STILL HERE by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, a compelling book, even stronger than its fine predecessor. (Fiction. 8-14)"
The author of the autobiographical novel Hide and Seek (1991), based on her own WW II experiences, again uses linked vignettes to evoke the painful difficulties, after the war, of resuming a normal life. Read full book review >

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DANCING ON THE BRIDGE OF AVIGNON by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As the senseless restrictions continue to rain down on the family, some sort of terrible duet emerges, of the small insults of childhood against the enormous backdrop of war. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rosa, who is Jewish, and her family live in Holland during the Nazi occupation, trying to carry on as normally as possible while friends disappear and evermore restrictions are imposed on them. Read full book review >

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LOULA AND MISTER THE MONSTER by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Like a stinky dog-lick on the nose, this simply silly picture book will bring smiles to little faces. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Loula fears Mama might have had it with their family's drooling, wagging, lunging, gargantuan Great Dane, Mister. Read full book review >

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BUD AND GABBY by Anne Davis
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Children who have cats will recognize their pets, and children who have sick siblings or who are afraid of visiting the doctor themselves might have some of their fears allayed after listening to this friendly story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bud is a huge orange cat; Gabby is a small black-and-white one. Read full book review >

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THREE CATS by Anne Brouillard
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1992

"Worth a try where budgets permit. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wordless book about three alert black and white cats, first seen perched on a branch eying three goldfish in the waves below. Read full book review >

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CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >