Search Results: "David Colmer"


BOOK REVIEW

A POND FULL OF INK by Annie M.G. Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2014

"Heartwarming creative genius abounds here, offering visual and aural pleasures aplenty: not to be missed. (Picture book/poetry. 6-14)"
A dozen poems from the inimitable Dutch writer magnificently translated and illustrated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN SISTERS by Elle Eggels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"Sensual talespinning: often evocative and involving, if a bit precious."
Seven sisters run a bakery after their mother's death and father's disappearance—in a Dutch family saga that edges toward magical realism. Read full book review >

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DIRECTOR’S CUT by Arthur Japin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2010

"Heartfelt, but murky and unpersuasive."
Japin (In Lucia's Eyes, 2005, etc.) follows up two excellent novels rooted in historical fact with a disappointing effort based on his personal history. Read full book review >

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IN LUCIA’S EYES by Arthur Japin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2005

"An entertainment that's also an enlightenment."
An incident only fleetingly described in Giacomo Casanova's voluminous Memoirs is deftly expanded in this intriguing second novel from the Dutch former actor and author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MISFORTUNATES by Dimitri Verhulst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A poetic, no-holds-barred slice of the European lowlife, with lots of drinking."
A family of deeply entrenched alcoholics stumbles its way toward grace in this 2007 novel of misadventure from award-winning Belgian writer Verhulst (Goddamn Days on a Goddamn Globe, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOW-TRUCK PLUCK by Annie M.G. Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Young fans of Pippi Longstocking will admire this budding eco-warrior, both for his independence and his determination to help others in need. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a set of popular tales from a Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning author, a young lad arrives in town with nothing but a tow truck and finds a home as well as friends both human and animal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT WHO CAME IN OFF THE ROOF by Annie M.G. Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A charming, refreshing, and funny treat. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A shy newspaper reporter gets a helping paw from local felines through a mysterious and "cattish" young lady. Read full book review >

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A DOG LIKE SAM by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2016

"A moving and memorable tale of love, forgiveness, and compassion among beings both human and canine. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Canadian family's emotional life is enriched by the affections of a shaggy white dog. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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