Search Results: "Anne Ophelia Dowden"


BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: June 30, 1994

"Index of plants; subject index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Poisonous plants—garden, wayside, and exotic—are meticulously described and exquisitely illustrated in full color and b&w by a botanical artist. Read full book review >

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CONSIDER THE LILIES by John Paterson
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Sept. 25, 1986

"Plant lore gleaned from botanists and Biblical scholarship is presented in italics: the 'lilies of the fields' were probably anemones; and myrrh may refer either to the gum of the Commiphona or of the rock rose; etc. A visual delight which may find an audience with both Bible students and naturalists."
The history and symbolism of 39 plants of the Bible, presented with related Bible texts. Read full book review >

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OPHELIA by Dieter Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2009

"But the ending explanation—'He was just a little nervous about being in love'—is nothing if not a letdown and will likely leave readers feeling cheated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Entirely winning illustrations and a folktale-like plot are brought low by a lackluster, if unobjectionable, ending. Read full book review >

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OPHELIA by Lisa Klein
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Teen readers who love long, detailed period pieces will adore this one. (Fiction. YA)"
No doubt all readers of Hamlet really want to know more about Ophelia. Read full book review >

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MISS OPHELIA by Mary Burnett Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An attractive first novel, then, told with a smooth pro confidence, and with the style and ambiance of postWW II popular fiction. (Literary Guild alternate; author tour)"
A gently affecting tale set in the apartheid-striated Virginia of 1948, where a young girl in a rural ``colored'' community learns something about the complexities of adult love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1994

"Serious and thoughtful material presented with the fluidity of good fiction—sure to appeal to parents, teachers, and anyone interested in modern American culture."
Clinical psychologist Pipher turns her attention to female adolescence in contemporary America. Read full book review >

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THE OPHELIA CUT by John Lescroart
Released: May 7, 2013

"Lots of great scenes shoehorned into a story that seems uncertain how to mix its social commentary and courtroom drama with the regulars' continuing soap opera."
Six years after an impromptu conspiracy locked San Francisco lawyer Dismas Hardy and several of his best buds into a coverup (A Plague of Secrets, 2009), the whole shooting match is threatened when one of the conspirators, Hardy's brother-in-law, Moses McGuire, is arrested for murder. 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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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 >

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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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OPHELIA AND THE MARVELOUS BOY by Karen Foxlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A well-wrought, poignant and original reworking of Andersen's 'The Snow Queen.' (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Ophelia faces her fears to help a nameless boy imprisoned in a surreal museum by the evil Snow Queen in this contemporary fairy tale. Read full book review >