Search Results: "Anne Applebaum"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1994

"The decor may be Soviet drab and mildew, but the book is intelligent, evocative, filled with vivid characterization and an understanding of the history of the area."
A journey through middle Europe, from the Baltic to the Black Sea, of which George Orwell would have been proud, if he had extended his own travels from the Road to Wigan Pier to Minsk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A dark but hopeful chronicle that shows how even humanity's worst can fracture and fall."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author returns with the story of those dark decades in Eastern Europe when the Soviet Union slammed the prison doors on people, cultures and countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GULAG by Anne Applebaum
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"Extraordinary in its range and lucidity: a most welcome companion to Bernard-Henri Levi's Barbarism With a Human Face, Robert Conquest's The Great Terror, and, of course, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago."
A searing, engrossing history of the most extensive, longest-lived experiment in "rationalized evil" the world has ever known. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED FAMINE by Anne Applebaum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An authoritative history of national strife from a highly knowledgeable guide."
A new history of Stalin's oppressive regime, which led to the death by starvation of nearly 4 million Ukrainians between 1931 and 1934. 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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BOOK REVIEW

POSSUM AND THE PEEPER by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Alternating between close-ups and sun-filled landscapes, the scenes capture the essence of spring and complement the well-paced, gently humorous text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum (Possum's Harvest Moon, 1996), curled in his warm winter nest, reluctantly opens one small eye to the "Peep! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR EARTH by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The stylized drawings make geography accessible and relevant; pair this book with more straightforward treatments to avoid confusion, and expect plenty of discussion. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Rockwell (One Bean, p. 501, etc.) joins simple lines of text and soft-colored, rudimentary drawings to convey some of the important concepts in geography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO WOULDN'T OBEY by Anne Rockwell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 30, 2000

"This story has not appeared in picture-book form since Betty Baker's No Help at All, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (1978), and like several more recently recast Mayan myths, reveals a lighter side to a mysterious, little-known culture. (introduction, source notes) (Picture book/folktale. 79)"
In mythology, disobeying the gods is generally a Bad Idea, but in this retold Mayan tale it leads to a happy ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOULA IS LEAVING FOR AFRICA by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A paean to imagination and an artful acknowledgment of children's needs and frustrations, leavened with poignancy and humor. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Loula seethes. Sick of three ugly brothers and ignored by dotty parents, she sets out for Africa, making it only as far as the tree in the front yard until Gilbert (the family chauffeur) arrives to assist her on an imaginative safari. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEASONS by Anne Crausaz
by Anne Crausaz, illustrated by Anne Crausaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A sort of visual haiku. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This French import features a black-haired girl who experiences a simple, sensory progress through the seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Anne Davis
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Definitely predictable but potentially entertaining, as well as useful to parents looking for yet another paean to the merits of learning to share. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proof, once again, that archetypal enemies can become friends. Read full book review >