Search Results: "Anne Nesbet"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WRINKLED CROWN by Anne Nesbet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"With hints of a sequel to come, this agreeable adventure introduces an appealing, spunky heroine and sets the stage for more conflict and compromise to come. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A rebellious girl breaks a community taboo, unintentionally endangers her dearest friend, and scrambles through a series of dangerous encounters to make things right. Read full book review >

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THE CABINET OF EARTHS by Anne Nesbet
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A charmingly creepy European vacation for fans of chillers and thrillers. (Suspense. 12-15)"

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A BOX OF GARGOYLES by Anne Nesbet
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"A flavorful mille-feuille with equally tasty layers of dark magic, light comedy and salty determination. (Suspense. 12-15)"
Receiving birthday well-wishes is a delight, unless one of those greetings is on creepy green stationery that obligates you to reanimate a supposed-to-be-dead wicked relative. Read full book review >

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CLOUD AND WALLFISH by Anne Nesbet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"While not fully absorbing, Nesbet's detail-rich novel offers tenacious readers an interesting window into the fall of the Iron Curtain. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A sudden adventure to East Germany changes Noah's life forever—literally, as he assumes a new name and family history. Read full book review >

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LOULA AND THE SISTER RECIPE by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Children yearning for a reversal of authority, or at least for an adult to go along with their brand of make-believe, will nod approvingly and smile often at Loula's confounding cookery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Annoyed by her triplet brothers, Loula begs her parents for a little sister and learns that making a baby is like making a cake—you need just the right ingredients. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS MOUSE by Anne Mortimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"No new territory here, but a very cute mouse having a very merry Christmas all the same. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little mouse perched on a pecan tart and staring out at the reader forms the intriguing cover illustration for this rhyming exploration of a mouse-sized Christmas celebration. Read full book review >

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MONSTER MATH by Anne Miranda
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The story has glints of humor, and in combination with the illustrations is a grand addition to the counting shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Miranda's book counts the monsters gathering at a birthday party, while a simple rhyming text keeps the tally and surveys the action: "Seven starved monsters are licking the dishes./Eight blow out candles and make birthday wishes." Read full book review >

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DOES A MOUSE HAVE A HOUSE? by Anne Miranda
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A beautiful book, both to look at and to read aloud. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Yes, a mouse does have a house—and so do penguins and pandas and a host of other animals described by Miranda in this imaginative take on the habitat theme. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS by Anne Wilsdorf
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1993

"Wilsdorf's agile pen and watercolor illustrations are as amusing as her briskly irreverent text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
By the Swiss author of Philomene (1992), a comic version of ``The Princess and the Pea.'' The queen sends her son forth with a list of ``certified'' princesses, each guarded by a monster that he duly slays. Read full book review >

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AN ORESTEIA by Anne Carson
adapted by Anne Carson, translated by Anne Carson
Released: March 24, 2009

"It's a great narrative, whose savage grandeur holds an undiminished power to enthrall. But is Carson's unconventional conflation of its components indeed 'an Oresteia' for our time? That's another story."
The versatile poet and scholar breaks new ground by retelling an old story—the classical tragedy of the House of Atreus, as dramatized by the three greatest tragedians of Athens's Golden Age. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >