Search Results: "Anne C. Voorhoeve"


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MY FAMILY FOR THE WAR by Anne C. Voorhoeve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Though occasionally convoluted, it is ultimately a poignant, thoughtful work. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
When her father is arrested on November 9, 1938 (Kristallnacht), and sent to a concentration camp, 10-year-old Franziska Mangold, raised Protestant though of Jewish ancestry, gets a coveted spot on the Kindertransport, which carries her from Berlin to London, where she is taken in by a kind-hearted Orthodox Jewish family. Read full book review >

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HANNAH ARENDT by Anne C. Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An evenhanded, sympathetic biography of a defiant thinker."
A perceptive life of the controversial political philosopher. Read full book review >

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AYN RAND AND THE WORLD SHE MADE by Anne C. Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A treatment sometimes vitiated by the author's affection for her subject, but the most thorough we're likely to see until Rand's papers become more accessible."
The long career and cluttered personal life of the writer who said she owed no philosophical debts to anyone but Aristotle. Read full book review >

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ALL THE ANSWERS by Anne C. LeMieux

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Bailey is not a graceful prose stylist—she raises syntactical and stylistic barriers for readers—but her research is important, her questions provocative, and her arguments sensible."
An ambitious attempt to determine from oral histories the effects of the slave trade on West Africa and its people, especially those in coastal Ghana. Read full book review >

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THE LUNCH THIEF by Anne C. Bromley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Well-meaning but not particularly engaging, this slight story may be most useful in classrooms where tolerance and social-justice issues are being explicitly taught. (Picture book. 8-12)"
When a new classmate steals his lunch, Rafael first hesitates to say anything for fear of a fight, but later, when he sees that the boy is living in a motel, he realizes that Kevin may be stealing because he's hungry. Read full book review >

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MOON’S CLOUD BLANKET by Rose Anne  St. Romain
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"An optional purchase for most libraries. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Scott paints a true picture of the ups and downs of classroom life; her plot is slight and the outcome no surprise, but readers will be drawn to the jacket painting and the relaxed narrative style, peppered with humorous journal entries written from the two girls' perspectives. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This slice-of-life story concerns a timid girl who becomes friends with an outgoing classmate, a misunderstanding between them, and the lesson that "real friends find ways to make up." 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 >