Search Results: "Antonia Felix"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2001

"Nonbelievers won't budge—and intrigued readers are better off requesting a transcript of the 20/20 feature that inspired Felix to write this bland and credulous account."
A maudlin exploration of the paranormal events that surround Audrey Santo, a comatose 16-year-old from Worcester, Massachusetts, whom many consider to be a saint. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"History doesn't get easier to take than this."
Top-notch compilation celebrating 200 years of New York City news as seen in the pages of the New York Post, with half-tones and line art throughout. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"This in an interesting and readable book, but readers may have to go to other sources for safer activities, and to gain clearer distinctions between facts and folklore. (b&w photos, illustrations, maps, charts, diagrams, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In this chatty entry in the Spencer Christian's World of Wonders series, the Good Morning America personality puts together anecdotes, odd facts, brief experiments, and information on weather phenomena. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 1998

"Written with enthusiasm, the book is too slapdash to be more than superficially useful. (index, not seen, maps, diagrams, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Christian and Felix (Can It Really Rain Frogs?, 1997, etc.) take readers on a globe-spanning tour of the natural world, pointing out its wonders topically with chapters on canyons, great rivers and waterfalls, glaciers and icebergs, caves, mountains, and forests. Read full book review >

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APPLES AND ROBINS by Lucie Felix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This very simple seasonal turn invites viewers to look afresh at shapes and colors and changes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this cozy import, inventively placed cutouts on alternate pages turn geometric abstractions into apples, birds, a birdhouse, and other outdoorsy sights. Read full book review >

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THE RUMOR by Monique Felix
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Ironically enough, this particular Rumor doesn't seem likely to inspire much repetition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A group of animal friends misinterprets a small piece of information, resulting in outsized fears and creating a one-joke tale that rolls quickly along to a happy ending. Read full book review >

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"A powerful, thoughtful novel that takes a long view of the Holocaust and the generations it affected."
This novel in the form of a memoir recounts the stories of a Holocaust survivor and her daughter. Read full book review >

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CROMWELL by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"Her evocation of this period's religious and political complexity exceeds even that of some scholars: 'a majestic work.'"
The popular biographer, best known for her portraits of British royalty, turns her sympathetic eye to the Puritan rebel Oliver Cromwell, another worthy subject in the Great Lives series from Grove. Read full book review >

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RELATIVITY by Antonia Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A charming and fresh debut placing a family's secrets in the great expanse of the universe."
An Australian family struggles to mend its rifts in time and space. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"An acutely sensitive group portrait of the women who basked in the Sun King's reflected glory."
Altogether at ease with the mores of the ancien régime, Fraser (Marie Antoinette, 2001, etc.) eschews a detailed biography of Louis XIV to focus instead on the women who shaped and were shaped by France's most glorious ruler. Read full book review >

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MARIE ANTOINETTE by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"Antoinette's story isn't really a tragedy—but Fraser somehow makes it seem like one."
A biography of a queen who never said, as legend has it, "Let them eat cake." Read full book review >