Search Results: "Anya Parrish"


BOOK REVIEW

DAMAGE by Anya Parrish
FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Imaginative suspense makes this one stand out. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Inventive science fiction doubles as paranormal romance in this thrilling suspense tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Once a household name and worth knowing at least for that, Parrish deserves more than this cursory onceover. (Biography. 7-10)"
The generous (if selective and unfocused) array of pictures don't quite compensate for a vague, sketchy accompanying narrative in this biography, the first about the influential painter aimed at young people. Read full book review >

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ANNIE...ANYA by Irene  Trivas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Trivas's pen-and-watercolor art nicely captures the city's ambiance and the children's lively activity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Annie is five when her doctor parents take her to Moscow, where they are to work for a month. Read full book review >

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MAXFIELD PARRISH by Alma Gilbert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The author includes a brief biographical introduction and a personal memoir about the birth and growth of her fascination with Parrish; it's the only part of this with any value, and that minor. (Anthology. 10-15)"
A slim collection, subtitled ``A Treasury of Art and Children's Literature,'' of some of Parrish's full-color art, matched to abbreviated retellings of the tales for which they were created. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE OF ANYA by Margaret Peterson Haddix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"An afterword furnishes additional information, plus addresses and Web sites. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A mousy fourth grader demonstrates both courage and compassion in this undisguised consciousness-raiser. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR ANYA by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"While harrowing journeys like these have become familiar, this particular story achieves special resonance in its depiction of the innocent and guilty living side by side, settling into uneasy alliances and learning the lessons of war that leave none untouched. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lescun, France, during WWII is the setting for this latest work by the author of Mr. Nobody's Eyes (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An informative and enlightening appraisal of the regimented tests that American schoolchildren of all ages are subjected to taking on a regular basis."
New debates about the worthiness of standardized testing in schools. Read full book review >

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THE DIVIDING LINE by Richard Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1993

"Not that Tony Hillerman has any cause for alarm."
Parrish shelves the moral ambiguities of Our Choice of Gods (1989) for strenuously unsophisticated melodrama—in a fashionably multicultural mystery introducing Joshua Rabb (a transplanted Brighton Beach lawyer who lost his wife to a car crash and his left arm to WW II) of the Tucson Bureau of Indian Affairs. Read full book review >

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RED STICK MEN by Tim Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Parrish covers a lot of ground—the '60s, '70s, '80s; the wars in Vietnam, Panama, and the Persian Gulf; bigotry, violence, and the forces of nature—but at the heart of every story is the very familiar human need for love, respect, and understanding. Fine work."
A refreshing—at times inspirational—debut collection about hard-working people trying to do the right thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Year I Lived in my Car by Anya Peters
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"A homeless blogger's moving search for salvation."
Collected blog entries from Peters (Abandoned, 2009), who, in 2005, became homeless. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A sort of All the President's Men for our time, and just the thing to lure bright young people into economics graduate programs and journalism school—if only there were jobs waiting on the other end."
The story of the century—the 21st, that is—is the ongoing financial crisis that has threatened to bring the developed world to its knees. Why business writers didn't see it coming is the big question this collection of essays seeks to answer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"A decent guide to the coming financial reckoning."
Apparently taking out all those school loans and paying for everything with credit cards hasn't been a recipe for generational economic health. Read full book review >