Search Results: "Anne Ursu"


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BREADCRUMBS by Anne Ursu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"More than just a good story, this will appeal to lovers of Cornelia Funke as well as Andersen. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this contemporary version of The Snow Queen, fifth-grader Hazel embarks on a memorable journey into the Minnesota woods to find her best friend Jack, who vanishes after a shard of glass pierces his eye. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"Not deep, but witty, well-paced and fun. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
It doesn't seem fair that the reward for saving the world is getting grounded for life, but that's just what's happened to 13-year-old Charlotte. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTAL FIRE by Anne Ursu
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"It's hard to argue with a story that intersperses Homeric epithets with the tale of a semi-divine Canadian named 'Steve.' (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Still battered from her previous encounter with Philonecron and Poseidon (The Siren Song, 2007), Charlotte isn't ready for another tangle with the Greek pantheon. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW THIEVES by Anne Ursu
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A fun and funny tale of youthful heroism. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Comic horror provides adventure and a chance to save the world to 13-year-olds Charlotte and Zee. Read full book review >

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SPILLING CLARENCE by Anne Ursu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"A credible first attempt. If Ursu's narrative device is poorly chosen, she nevertheless executes the project with facility and glimpses of real feeling for her characters in their struggles with avalanches of recollection."
A semi-successful debut tells the odd tale of a town afflicted—after an accident at the local chemical factory—with the burden of complete memory: it will disable its residents for days. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPARATION OF JAMES by Anne Ursu
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A mess, with a circular plot and overripe style ('How do you contain so much prose and still exist?'): the sort of story that shouldn't have been let out of the workshop."
A florid and in the end pointless account of a boy's disappearance, written by Ursu (Spilling Clarence, 2002) in a tone of the utmost gravitas.Read full book review >

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THE REAL BOY by Anne Ursu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A good pick for fairy-tale fans, especially those battling their own fears. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
An isolated, insecure orphan living in magical Aletheia becomes a "real boy" when his ordered world crumbles and he must rely on himself. 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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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 >