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 >

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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 >

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THE LAST MRS. PARRISH by Liv Constantine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A Gone Girl-esque confection with villainy and melodrama galore."
A wealthy woman with a handsome husband is preyed on by a ruthless con artist. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Enough material for a solid magazine piece, stretched out to fill a book. Skip to the last chapter."
Advice for parents on how to deal with the intrusion of digital media into family life. Read full book review >

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GLOBAL MUCKRAKING by Anya Schiffrin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The incredible amount of work that Schiffrin put into the selection of the articles and those who explain them makes this a top-notch anthology of significant journalism."
This is no mere collection of exposés. It is a global look at the 20th-century writers who have dared to uncover stories of injustice and abuse. Read full book review >

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PETROPOLIS by Anya Ulinich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2007

"Admirably ambitious, if clunky, coming-of-age fare."
Comic portrait of modern American life from an outsider's perspective—but first, 80-odd pages about life in Siberia. Read full book review >