Search Results: "Audrey Couloumbis"


BOOK REVIEW

NOT EXACTLY A LOVE STORY by Audrey Couloumbis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Not exactly a perfect story. But it comes pretty close. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A late-night phone call turned bad…turns good. Read full book review >

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LEXIE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"This tender, realistic tale might go a long way toward soothing the doubts of many children who are dealing with similarly trying situations. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Quietly and ever so gently, Couloumbis explores the topics of divorce and remarriage and how they affect the children involved. Read full book review >

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JAKE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Pleasant and satisfying. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Jake's holiday season gets off to an inauspicious start when his widowed mom slips on the ice in a mall parking lot before Christmas and has to be hospitalized. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Sallie's fresh and feisty voice, girls dressed as boys, an outlaw with a heart of gold, adventure and humor add up to great family entertainment. (Fiction. 9+)"
"Some days it isn't even a good idea to get out of bed," muttered Aunt Ruthie as she stepped out of the mercantile. Read full book review >

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SAY YES by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"The author tellingly communicates Casey's growing fear and Paulie's underlying fragility and leaves thoughtful readers plenty to chew over with this convincing portrait of young people learning how to make choices. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A New York City preteen's world turns suddenly scary when her stepmother goes missing. Read full book review >

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GETTING NEAR TO BABY by Audrey Couloumbis
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Lightening the tone by poking gentle fun at Patty and some of her small-town neighbors, the author creates a cast founded on likable, real-seeming people who grow and change in response to tragedy. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Couloumbis's debut carries a family through early stages of grief with grace, sensitivity, and a healthy dose of laughter. Read full book review >

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SUMMER’S END by Audrey Couloumbis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2005

"A strong Vietnam War-era and coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 11+)"
In the summer of 1965, Grace's brother Collin is growing his hair long, reading Johnny Got His Gun and becoming involved in anti-war protests. Read full book review >

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MAUDE MARCH ON THE RUN! by Audrey Couloumbis
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"A natural for reading aloud. (maps) (Fiction. 8-12)"
After their adventures in The Misadventures of Maude March (2005), 12-year-old Sallie and her older sister Maude try to settle down into quiet, ordinary lives, hoping not to be discovered as outlaws. Read full book review >

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LOVE ME TENDER by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2008

"As sweetly sappy and touching as the song it's named for. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Matriarchal relationships form the focus of this predictable but big-hearted story by the author of the Newbery Honor award-winning Getting Near to Baby (1999). Read full book review >

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WAR GAMES by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A fine introduction to an important aspect of World War II and to the spirit of resistance the times required. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
When the Nazis take over their small town in 1941 Greece, 12-year-old Petros and his family must keep a dangerous secret: The children, born in America, would be targeted by the Germans, though it is never made clear exactly why. Read full book review >

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RUDE GIANTS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Logic is obviously not the intent here; kids may pick up a few pointers on manners, but mostly it's just for fun—and fun it surely is, especially with Wood's outlandishly caricatured giants and prim, righteous little maid to expand the exaggerated humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
For Beatrix the butter maid and her best friend Gerda (a cow), life is idyllic—until the two are kidnapped by a pair of hulking giants who declare their intention of eating them. Read full book review >

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HIGH-RISE STORIES by Audrey Petty
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A hard look at the consequences of poverty and flawed concepts of public housing and urban renewal."
An oral history of life in the public housing projects of Chicago, where thousands of low-income black families lived from the 1950s until their demolition, which began in 2003 under an optimistically titled "Plan for Transformation." Read full book review >