Search Results: "Bethanne Andersen"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"While it is too dense for younger children, middle-graders will no doubt be fascinated. (author note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
One of nine sisters and one brother born to a Quaker family, Patience grew up in New Jersey and discovered her talent for sculpting figures early on. Read full book review >

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A PACKET OF SEEDS by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Lovely. (author's note) (Fiction. 5-12)"
Hopkinson and Andersen team up again in this understated, quiet story of pioneers, the prairie, and the healing power of gardening. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA’S BONES by Jen Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Not a good introduction or homage to O'Keeffe. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This uninspired biography of Georgia O'Keeffe traces the evolution of part of her oeuvre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN BRAVE WOMEN by Betsy Hearne
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

In eight two-page chapters, Hearne (Eliza's Dog, 1996, etc.) draws upon stories from her family to transcribe a history of feminine accomplishment. Read full book review >

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BLUEBIRD SUMMER by Deborah Hopkinson
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2001

"An author's note on bluebirds and their habitats concludes the book. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Ecology, change, love, and loss are all part of this affecting picture book by the author of Maria's Comet (1999). Read full book review >

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LOUISA by Yona Zeldis McDonough
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"While too dense for the littlest of women (and men), middle-graders will be charmed by this first look at one of America's most beloved authors. (additional facts, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
This picture-book look at Louisa May Alcott gently traces her life from a happy, humble childhood to nursing soldiers in the Civil War to her later writing successes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Color washes, scratchboard techniques, and diagonal designs capture the motion of trees in the wind, and the whirling of the waters of the flood. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this original story, based on ``ancient texts,'' the day before the flood finds Noah gathering two of each animal, while God has exhorted Noah's wife, Naamah, to gather seeds from every flower and tree: ``Work quickly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Andersen's painted portrait figures are done in warm tones against mixed color blue and purple backgrounds enclosed, along with several text pages, in wide, pale frames. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Sasso (God's Paintbrush, 1992, etc.) gives women more presence in the Old Testament by fleshing out fragmentary references to Lilith, Serach, Meroe (later known as Bityah), and the five daughters of Zelophehad. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE by Bethanne Patrick
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 5, 2016

"An inspiring collection that will make a perfect gift for an aspiring writer or devoted reader."
A book about books and why people read them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN QUEENS by Milton Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Already a great read, this is destined to be a favorite resource. (Biography. 10-14)"
Meltzer (Weapons and Warfare, 1996, etc.) pulls together what is known and what might be inferred about ten women who held power and used it. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SON by Christopher Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An intimate and compelling look at 'the most brilliant star in the Kennedy firmament.'"
Best-selling biographer Andersen (These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie, 2013, etc.) chronicles John F. Kennedy Jr.'s too-brief life and the complex relationship he shared with his beautiful, enigmatic mother, Jacqueline.Read full book review >

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THE BOLEYN DECEIT by Laura Andersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Although the romance rings hollow, this is an intriguing re-imagining of Tudor England and the treacheries of court life."
What might have happened if Anne Boleyn had indeed borne a son to King Henry VIII? Read full book review >