Search Results: "Annette Langen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGRY LITTLE KNIGHT by Annette Langen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Evaporates nearly as completely as the smoke from a dragon's breath. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An insubstantial offering about a young knight who finds real adventure better than make-believe. Read full book review >

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OUR VERY OWN CHRISTMAS by Annette Langen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With elements of magical realism, this story offers a creative, challenging exploration of a Christmas journey. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An adventurous little girl and her younger brother act out the Nativity story with friendly animals in a snow-covered, mysterious land in this intriguing story originally published in Switzerland. Read full book review >

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I WON'T COMB MY HAIR! by Annette Langen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The lenticular optical-illusion cover is a bonus treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Craziness ensues when a girl lets her locks grow wild. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

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BLACK PLUS by Annette Tamarkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Paper at play, designed to appeal as much to touch as to the eye. Both toddlers and budding paper artists may be drawn in. (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
Lifting a flap brings bright color and visual surprises to plain silhouettes in this wordless outing from a Belgian paper artist. Read full book review >

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EMERGENCY RESCUE by Annette Rusling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Nonfiction for wee ones that is equal parts entertaining and educational. (Board book. 2-5)"
This large, chunky nonfiction offering presents basic information about rescue vehicles accompanied by realistic images and a siren sound. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE OF CRANES by Annette LeBox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"The magical element doesn't add much to this story of a low-key labor heroine, but it may draw in fantasy readers. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The horror of sweatshop life is alleviated by a magical heritage. Read full book review >

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JOE’S WAR by Annette Kobak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2004

"What could have been a first-rate shorter work is instead a second-rate longer one. (20 b&w photos; 2 maps, not seen)"
A daughter explores her Czechoslovakian father's traumatic experiences before, during, and after WWII—and along the way retells much of the 20th-century history of Poland. Read full book review >

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MURDER by Annette Meyers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Better-than-usual for the series."
Former Broadway dancer Leslie Wetzon, now a Wall Street executive headhunter, accompanies her best friend Carlos, a campy, gay choreographer, to a rehearsal of his new show—and discovers the dead body of Dilla, the much-disliked production assistant, draped over the balcony. Read full book review >

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"Still, a trenchant account of one woman's spiritual reckoning with her brother's killer."
A Christian self-help guide to forgiveness. Read full book review >

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SLAY BELLS by Annette Mahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"Mahon (Bright Hopes, 2014, etc.) provides a trickier ending for the ladies of St. Rose but is still interminably slow in getting to it."
Murder may mar a merry Christmas. Read full book review >

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MURDER ME NOW by Annette Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2001

"For the rest, Olivia is adorable, the '20s do roar with authenticity, and the plot bumbles in and out of potholes with Meyers's usual disregard for subtlety."
Madcap Greenwich Village poet Olivia Brown (Free Love, 1999), omnipresent cigarette in one hand and bottle of bootleg gin in the other, joins Vanity Fair editor Edmund (Bunny) Wilson and his date Daisy, aspiring novelist Dave Wolfe, gorgeous Paulo Ewing, and her tenant, superbrain private detective Harry Melville, for a house party at the Croton digs of Fordy and Kate Vaude, only to have their fun disrupted when the Vaude nanny, Adelle, is found hanging from a tree branch. Read full book review >