Search Results: "Anne Sebba"


BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER TERESA by Anne Sebba
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Finally, Sebba dares to ask why Mother Teresa has been so lionized in the West, suggesting that her apotheosis has much to do with assuaging white guilt for India's grinding poverty."
This surprisingly nuanced biography of the international icon of humanitarianism neither shies away from nor revels in controversy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"A conscientious undertaking that offers plenty of food for thought."
The eventful life of Winston Churchill's mother, recounted by a writer who has penned similar tomes on Mother Teresa and Laura Ashley. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"Salacious and consuming, this well-researched biography will appeal to readers interested in British political and women's history."
An in-depth biography of the notorious Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, the American divorcée whose marriage to King Edward VIII cost him the throne. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Despite the gossipy bits, the research is impressive, and Sebba offers balance to the plethora of war histories featuring the roles of men. The book has ample material for lively discussion in women's studies classes."
An extensively researched cultural history of Paris from 1939 to 1949, covering events leading to the fall of Paris, its occupation by the Nazis, and the early postwar years. 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 >

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WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
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THE BOY WHO WOULDN'T OBEY by Anne Rockwell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 30, 2000

"This story has not appeared in picture-book form since Betty Baker's No Help at All, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (1978), and like several more recently recast Mayan myths, reveals a lighter side to a mysterious, little-known culture. (introduction, source notes) (Picture book/folktale. 79)"
In mythology, disobeying the gods is generally a Bad Idea, but in this retold Mayan tale it leads to a happy ending. 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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ANYWHERE BUT PARADISE by Anne Bustard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Despite concerns, this coming-of-age tale offers a vivid, accessible portrait of a fascinating time and place. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
As far as Peggy Sue is concerned, Hawaii is no paradise. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE, PRESUMED DEAD by Anne  Heltzel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"An edgy thriller that keeps the guesses coming until the last word. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
When Charlie inexplicably takes his family's plane out for a joy ride and leaves behind only debris, everyone presumes he is dead—except for his girlfriends (yes, both of them). Read full book review >