Search Results: "Anne Clinard Barnhill"


BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S DAUGHTER by Anne Clinard Barnhill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Elizabeth's court in miniature."
Queen Elizabeth I, who remained unmarried and childless, made her surrogate child's life miserable, according to Barnhill's second novel about her Boleyn ancestors. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Guaranteed to enchant, enthrall, and enmagick. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An elderly witch, a magical girl, a brave carpenter, a wise monster, a tiny dragon, paper birds, and a madwoman converge to thwart a magician who feeds on sorrow. Read full book review >

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THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"An enticing read that is certain to keep both the hero and audience guessing at every carefully plotted reveal. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A truly splendid amalgamation of mystery, magic and creeping horror will spellbind the middle-grade set. Read full book review >

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IRON HEARTED VIOLET by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Though infinitely readable from the first page onward, this is one tale that never quite finds its footing. Art not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Although she uses the standard set of ingredients (spunky princess, stable boy, two-dimensional villain, dragon, small helpful magical creatures, etc.), Barnhill's latest never quite lives up to its potential. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH'S BOY by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"The classic fantasy elements are all there, richly reimagined, with a vivid setting, a page-turning adventure of a plot, and compelling, timeless themes. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Nine enormous boulders are awakened from their long sleep by the actions of a seemingly powerless boy and the daughter of the Bandit King. 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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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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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 >

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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 >