Search Results: "Brunonia Barry"


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THE FIFTH PETAL by Brunonia Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A flawed but entertaining occult murder mystery."
In Barry's third Salem novel, the unsolved murders of three young women continue to roil "Witch City." Read full book review >

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THE MAP OF TRUE PLACES by Brunonia Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A highly readable sophomore effort."
A novice psychotherapist finds unsettling parallels between a patient's suicide and her mother's history, in Barry's second (The Lace Reader, 2008). Read full book review >

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THE LACE READER by Brunonia Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Tense, enchanting and beautiful."
A great-aunt's disappearance forces a troubled woman to confront her painful past. Read full book review >

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THE LACE READER by Brunonia Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 2008

"A survivor's tale of redemption, reached via a long and winding road."
In an ambitious debut, a wounded heroine returns home to confront ghosts and hallucinations, bereavements and beatings, a hellfire preacher with a witch-hunting flock and a murky family history with many missing pieces. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Barry  Moser
adapted by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Never has that big bad wolf been better served. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The chubby piglets are very small, the wolf big, bony, and very bad, in this sly retelling of the familiar tale. Read full book review >

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LET'S LOOK AT DINOSAURS by Frances Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Dinosaurs, pop-ups and flaps to lift—what could be better? (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's latest interactive text appeals to the youngest of dinosaur aficionados, presenting them with some very basic facts about how dinosaurs lived. Read full book review >

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THE RACE OF THE CENTURY by Barry Downard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Margery Cuyler's Road Signs: A Harey Race With A Tortoise, illustrated by Steven Haskamp (2000), or Downard's own version of the 'Little Red Hen' (2004), this iteration will appeal most to readers already familiar with the basic story. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Once again, "slow and steady" leads to a "Bad Hare Day." Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED HEN by Barry Downard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Only half-baked. (Picture book/folktale. 3-6)"
Computerized photomontages render the traditional text of this favorite classic in an offbeat, anthropomorphized scat style. Read full book review >

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GUMBRELLA by Barry  Root
by Barry Root, illustrated by Barry Root
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Deadpan expressions and low-key reactions enhance the ambiguity of this veteran illustrator's faintly offbeat solo debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The tone is light, the pictures are bright—but there's a hint of Stephen King in this tale of a big sister who loves playing doctor to small injured creatures so much that she won't let them go when they're healed. Read full book review >

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DUCKIE’S RAINBOW by Frances Barry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A bright and appealing debut for the diaper set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duckie hurries across paper collage scenes on double-paged spreads of supersaturated color, each one smaller than the last. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >