Search Results: "Anne Broyles"


BOOK REVIEW

PRISCILLA AND THE HOLLYHOCKS by Anne Broyles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Historical note and instructions to make a hollyhock doll are appended. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"When I was young and still wore slavery's yoke, I was saved by hollyhocks, and a white man's kindness." Read full book review >

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ARTURO AND THE NAVIDAD BIRDS by Anne Broyles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"An understated but solid story portraying strong family ties between grandmother and grandson. (Picture book. 4-8) "
A boy named Arturo decorates the Christmas tree with his grandmother, Abue Rosa, in this bilingual English/Spanish story. Read full book review >

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ARTURO AND THE BIENVENIDO FEAST by Anne Broyles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2017

"Fans of uncomplicated, familycentric stories won't be disappointed. (Bilingual picture book. 4-7)"
The adventures of Arturo continue (Arturo and the Navidad Birds, 2013) as he and his grandmother prepare a Salvadoran-style welcome-to-the-family dinner for Tía Inés' fiance, Michael. Read full book review >

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STRINDBERG'S STAR by Rachel Willson-Broyles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2012

"Any one of the plot strains in this ambitious debut might have made for a satisfying novel, but woven together, they create more confusion than excitement."
Evil Nazi schemes, Norse mythology, Pompeian legend and a balloon expedition to the North Pole are narrative bedfellows in this sprawling, fanciful tale driven by the desperate pursuit of a metal ankh, or amulet, discovered on a corpse in an abandoned copper mine. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I DON'T REMEMBER by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2016

"Initially confusing but ultimately moving and grimly funny."
In Stockholm, a young man's death forces his friends to consider their culpability. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO SAVED THE KING OF SWEDEN by Jonas Jonasson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Definitely not a book for sourpusses. The rest of the world will chuckle all the way through it."
A funny and completely implausible farce about a woman, a bomb and a man's frustrated ambition to overthrow the king of Sweden. Read full book review >

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THE DYING GAME by Asa Avdic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Avdic's debut, while painting an unsettling portrait of our possible future, lacks a compelling main character, and for all the book's calculated plotting, it doesn't add up to a satisfying read."
In the not-too-distant future, a group of carefully chosen people spends 48 hours on a remote Swedish island engaged in what at first seems like an exercise but turns into a high-stakes test of survival and betrayal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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DEATH OF THE DEMON by Anne Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Not the finest hour for Hanne (Blind Goddess, 2012, etc.) and her detective team, who are equally upstaged by the unforgettable 12-year-old at the heart of the matter."
The murder of an Oslo foster home director points, inexplicably and disturbingly, to her latest charge. Read full book review >