Search Results: "Burny Bos"


BOOK REVIEW

OLLIE THE ELEPHANT by Burny Bos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Of course Ollie wants a brother…for a little familial warmth and dependability. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ollie, pining for a baby brother, goes on a walkabout to find one or become someone else's. Read full book review >

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MAURICE THE HIPPO by Maarten Bos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The story may not exhibit much follow-through, but the large simple figures situated on vivid backgrounds and the poking about of the hippo all the way to his birthday party will have preschoolers eager for each turn of the page. (Board book. 2-5)"
This brightly hued board book follows the meanderings of a merry hippo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 2, 2012

"A mesmerizing character study of a complicated man, a convincing portrait of an arranged marriage and a seamlessly authentic glimpse into the hard life of the coast's pioneer ranchers."
In the first novel of Ross' trilogy, a 19th-century pioneer couple struggles to carve out a life on the remote central California coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 2, 2012

"An engaging coming-of-age tale of a girl discovering herself, love and her own worth."
In the second volume of Ross' trio of pioneer romances, a headstrong girl in 1891 Big Sur country carves out her own destiny against the edicts of her strict father and the censure of her small, rigid community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 2, 2012

"Not the best installment of the impressive trilogy, but an intriguing conclusion nonetheless."
The hardscrabble Allan family has faced nearly every threat their rough, self-sufficient pioneer life in Big Sur country has to offer, but it's mankind that finally presents a challenge the family may not be able to overcome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FRIEND FOR BO by Elisabeth Zuniga
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Charming and sweet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely little rabbit desperately chooses a very unusual friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Because the names, titles and governmental forms will be unfamiliar to most Western readers, the narrative can feel like tough going at times, but the authors weave a fascinating, dark narrative web."
A true-crime murder mystery from 2011 set in a remote Chinese city, with an outsized impact on governance of the vast nation. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLMAKER'S DAUGHTERS by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"337, etc.), which ratchets Padgett's imaginative grasp of evil, and the unrelenting tension it spawns, to dizzy new heights. (Author tour)"
A troubled 15-year-old tricked out in gothic finery, complete with a porcelain doll named Kimmy chained to her wrist, collapses in a club called The Goblin Market at the same moment that the comatose twin sister whose memory she's long repressed except for her name—Kimmy—finally slips over the edge to death on the other side of town. Read full book review >