Search Results: "D. Anne Love"


BOOK REVIEW

I REMEMBER THE ALAMO by D. Anne Love
Released: Dec. 15, 1999

"The pacing is fast, and the historical details captivating; some readers will ride right over the bumps. (chronology) (Fiction. 8-12)"
This novel from Love (Three Against the Tide, 1998, etc.) wonderfully enlivens Texas history but falls prey to a few flat characterizations and obvious plot manipulations. Read full book review >

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THREE AGAINST THE TIDE by D. Anne Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Love establishes a strong sense of era with perceptive comments from slaves and slaveowners alike, keeps the plot speeding along, and in Susanna concocts a winning mix of intelligence, strong will, and naãvetÇ. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In an absorbing historical novel from Love (My Lone Star Summer, 1996, etc.), three children flee their South Carolina Sea Island plantation, hoping to find their father, who is off spying for General Lee. Read full book review >

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SEMIPRECIOUS by D. Anne Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Tugging at the heart with painful truths and a girl who finds both sorrow and wonderment in them, this is Love's best yet. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-14)"
When her birthday present is a vacuum cleaner rather than a guitar, Garnet Hubbard's mother loses control. Read full book review >

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THE PUPPETEER’S APPRENTICE by D. Anne Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A must-read in the grand storytelling tradition of Lloyd Alexander and Karen Cushman. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Love (A Year Without Rain, 2000, etc.), as love often does, offers magic, high spirits, and adventure. Read full book review >

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A YEAR WITHOUT RAIN by D. Anne Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2000

"An absorbing period piece addressing a universal theme with which contemporary readers can readily identify and which is spared mediocrity by Love's eloquent prose. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Twelve-year-old Rachel, devastated to learn of her father's impending nuptials to the local school teacher, devises a cunning plan to drive her away. Read full book review >

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PICTURE PERFECT by D. Anne Love
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 27, 2007

"How Phoebe and her not-so-perfect family survive and emerge stronger makes this a rewarding read, despite a vaguely soap-ish plot. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A contemporary teen watches her "picture perfect" family nearly disintegrate when her mother unexpectedly leaves. Read full book review >

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DEFYING THE DIVA by D. Anne Love
FICTION
Released: March 25, 2008

"Concluding with a serious author's note on harassment, which includes information on getting help, this text skillfully captures the painful reality of teen bullying while also telling Haley's humorous and sincere story of growing up. (Fiction. YA)"
When 14-year-old freshman journalist Haley Patterson reported on Camilla Quinn's unsupervised bash in her school paper's supposedly anonymous gossip column, she thought the freedom of press would protect her. Read full book review >

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MY LONE STAR SUMMER by D. Anne Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Love's story is otherwise authentic, lively, and often very funny. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Jill, 12, spends the summer on her grandmother's Texas ranch, back in the town where she grew up, she finds her best friend, B.J., looking like a movie star in hot pink shorts. B.J. is all wrapped up in a boy, and isn't interested in riding bikes or climbing trees anymore. Read full book review >

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OF NUMBERS AND STARS by D. Anne Love
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"Unfortunately, the author has felt it necessary to add dialogue and emotions she cannot possibly know, but the core biography is a worthy contribution to women's history. (author's note, more about math, resources) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
An attractive and engaging biographical sketch of a significant woman about whom tantalizingly little can be known. Read full book review >

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BESS'S LOG CABIN QUILT by D. Anne Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"With quaint b&w illustrations. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Tough times on the frontier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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LOVE by Frédéric Brrémaud
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 12, 2016

"Astonishingly beautiful but narratively obscure. (Graphic adventure. 10 & up)"
The companion to Love: The Fox and Love: The Tiger (both 2015) takes its setting on the African savanna, where a male lion travels on the fringes of a pride. Read full book review >