Search Results: "Bridget Zinn"


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POISON by Bridget Zinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Still, this is good silly fun—a refreshing antidote to a genre overflowing with grit and gloom. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Don't let the title or cover fool you! No grimdark teen fantasy or angst-y heroines here; just a frothy confection of a fairy tale featuring poisoners, princesses, perfumers and pigs, none of whom are exactly what they appear (except maybe the pigs). Read full book review >

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Bridget by Bernadette Crepeau
Released: April 23, 2016

"Readers will be charmed by both the characters and scenery in this moral, upbeat YA fantasy.
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Crepeau (Turn Back Time, 2014, etc.) offers a YA fantasy in which a teenage orphan inherits property in Ireland and stumbles into a war that threatens the fae kingdom.Read full book review >

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THE ZINN READER by Howard Zinn
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"A worthy gathering for Zinn fans and fledgling historians alike."
A welcome collection of essays and occasional pieces by the dean of radical American historians. Read full book review >

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HOWARD ZINN by Martin Duberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Recommended for readers already smitten with Zinn."
A star-struck biography of the prominent historian and activist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"'We need to expand the prevailing definition of patriotism beyond that narrow nationalism that has caused so much death and suffering,' writes Zinn. For sympathetic readers, this makes an ideal primer for that cause."
Well-chosen anthology of the radical historian's prodigious output. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY by Helen Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Fielding's diarist raises prickly insecurities to an art form, turns bad men into good anecdotes, and shows that it is possible to have both a keen eye for irony and a generous heart. (Film rights to Working Title; author tour)"
Newspaper columnist Fielding's first effort, a bestseller in Britain, lives up to the hype: This year in the life of a single woman is closely observed and laugh-out-loud funny. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET JONES'S BABY by Helen Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"One hopes the Dalai Lama gets his hands on this book as soon as possible. If he can't clear up the morality questions, he'll at least get a good laugh."
One thing's for sure: one of these two ex-boyfriends is the father of Bridget Jones' baby. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET AND THE MOOSE BROTHERS by Pija Lindenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2004

"Fans of her previous encounters with sheep and wolves will be pleased to see her deal with this uproarious new challenge. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A trio of rowdy moose gives an only child a taste of what living with sibs might be like in this droll import. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET FIDGET AND THE MOST PERFECT PET!  by Joe Berger
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Familiar waters, sure, but it's the rare child who doesn't dream of having his or her very own Thunderhooves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bridget Fidget desperately wants a pet unicorn to name Thunderhooves, so when a giant box arrives downstairs marked "Fragile" (or, as she imagines, "Here's your new pet!") she dives right in, spreading Styrofoam pellets ("snow") all over the house. Read full book review >

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BRIDGET AND THE GRAY WOLVES by Pija Lindenbaum
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"Yea, Bridget. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Boodil, My Dog (1992) offers another of her offbeat stories. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING OF BRIDGET CLEARY by Angela Bourke
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2000

"Impressive scholarship applied to a fascinating episode."
A riveting account of a horrific murder in 19th-century Ireland that is also a scholarly analysis of culture, politics, religion, and mythology. Read full book review >

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THE SAGA OF BRIDGET AND AMANDA by Carole Love Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"A gripping tale of loss and hope that will particularly appeal to champions of women's rights."
Young women in the 17th century struggle to rise above religious oppression, gender inequality and personal misfortune in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >