Search Results: "Anne Berry"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG BERRY by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"This playful little tale and its companions are spoiled by the imposition of moral lessons. (Board book. 1-3)"
The lesson of this and every other story in the Happyland board-book series is proclaimed right on the cover. Read full book review >

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BERRY MAGIC by Teri Sloat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Despite obtrusively inserted pronunciations for Yu'pik words in the text, young readers will be captivated by the action, and by Anana's infectious delight. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Sloat collaborates with Huffman, a Yu'pik storyteller, to infuse a traditional "origins" tale with the joy of creating. Read full book review >

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JUNIPER BERRY by M.P.  Kozlowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Best left for only the most voracious chiller fans. (Horror. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Juniper Berry appears to have the perfect life. Read full book review >

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RED BERRY WOOL by Robyn Eversole
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Funny, touching, and evocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple, sweet story about care, friendship, and literal-mindedness. Read full book review >

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THE BERRY-PICKING MAN by Jane Buchanan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2003

"Rich and true. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Old Sam, the berry-picking man, smells bad, has terrible manners, and talks to himself all the time. Read full book review >

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THE WATER CHILDREN by Anne Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"Berry's writing is so gorgeous—sometimes lush, but just as often painfully precise while capturing in stark detail the emotions within a moment—that it is easy to forgive the hokier elements of the plot."
In this contemporary take on Charles Kingsley's Victorian Christian classic The Water-Babies, British novelist Berry (The Hungry Ghosts, 2009) echoes the original's fairytale lyricism while emphasizing psychology over morality as it follows four emotionally damaged British children whose lives intersect as adults. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A graceful tribute and a touching act of gratitude."
An articulate statement of the enduring power of Anne Frank's original work joined with a brief biography, an analysis of the 1955 play and 1959 film based on the diary, some attacks on Holocaust deniers and a few thoughts on approaches to teaching the work. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Josephine Poole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"But her story was just beginning.' (chronology, author's note, Web site) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Poole introduces Anne Frank, one of the most recognizable figures of Holocaust history, to younger audiences in this picture-book biography written in succinct and candid language. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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THE BLACKER THE BERRY by Joyce Carol Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"What shade is human?" Read full book review >