Search Results: "Anne Shelby"


BOOK REVIEW

SHELBY by Pete McCormack
Released: June 1, 1994

"McCormack's philosophical stance is refreshing; one hopes he will continue honing his craft."
A genuine, sometimes harrowing coming-of-age saga by a young Canadian writer. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES by Elizabeth Eulberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A smart, fresh take on an old favorite makes for a terrific series kickoff. (Mystery. 9-11)"
A modern Sherlock Holmes retelling brings an 11-year-old black John Watson into the sphere of know-it-all 9-year-old white detective Shelby Holmes. 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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THE MAN WHO LIVED IN A HOLLOW TREE by Anne Shelby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Nicely done. (author's, illustrator's notes, key to quilt squares) (Picture book. 4-7)"
This rich tale, based on an Appalachian legend, tells the story of the improvised life of Harlan Burch, a philosophical carpenter who builds everything from cradles to coffins and plants two trees for every one he cuts down. Read full book review >

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POTLUCK by Anne Shelby
by Anne Shelby, illustrated by Irene Trivas
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1991

"Delicious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Setting their table for 31, Alpha and Betty call their friends in for an alphabetical feast: ``Ben brought bagels...Don did dumplings,'' and so on, with some nifty longer improvisations: ``Norman knew that oodles of noodles would be needed.'' The extra five? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2007

"Includes a note on the origins of the tales. (Folktales. 8-12)"
Brave and brainy, trusty and true, Molly Whuppie is not about to let anyone stop her—not even a giant who is ready for a meal. Read full book review >

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THE SOMEDAY HOUSE by Anne Shelby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Pair this with Eve Bunting's Fly Away Home (1991) or Elizabeth Hathorn's Way Home (1994) to set younger readers thinking. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This flight of imagination by Shelby (Homeplace, 1995, etc.) has a poignant cast. ``Someday,'' promises the narrator, ``we'll live in a house on a mountain. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A necessary purchase. (glossary, maps) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Her diary, a Broadway play, a movie and countless books about Anne have brought her to life for every generation after World War II. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Melissa Müller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An invaluable complement to an immortal testimony."
Anne Frank, before and after the diary, with many new details and a fresh, welcome perspective. Read full book review >