Search Results: "Deanna Heikkinen"


BOOK REVIEW

HERE’S TO YOU, JESÚSA! by Elena Poniatowska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Ho-hum as either fiction or history."
First English edition of a 1969 novel by the renowned Mexican author (Tinisima, 1996): a fictionalized life of a soldadera who followed the Mexican Revolution's soldiers on campaign that reads like a poorly edited oral biography. Read full book review >

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THE SKIN OF THE SKY by Elena Poniatowska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"A great concept, but it reads like Poniatowska gave up in the middle of the second draft."
A poor young man grows up to be an eminent astronomer. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE DRUM by Deanna Wundrow
Released: April 1, 1999

"Hand-painted paper collages lend dimensionality to every forest creature, plant, and tree, alternately concealing and revealing animals, and offering vibrant surprises; these jungle murals buzz with color and texture in an animated and expressive work. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All the jungle's a stage for the resounding chittering, chattering, chirping, and croaking sounds of the rainforest creatures. Read full book review >

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SILENT IN THE GRAVE by Deanna Raybourn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Smart and stylish: Bring on the sequel."
Who killed the English lord? Raybourn's debut is a lighthearted pastiche of a Victorian murder mystery. Read full book review >

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Life, Love, and Unity by Deanna Jameson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2014

"Fanciful, overreaching love story featuring a saintly hero, autism and other family issues."
Smitten at first sight, Michael pursues Ann, who has an autistic child and abusive ex-husband, in this debut romance novel. Read full book review >

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A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING by Deanna Raybourn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Although Raybourn's wit and whimsy veer dangerously close to the twee, you have to admire her self-sufficient heroine, who divides her attention so comfortably between lepidoptery and Victorian sexcapades."
An unconventional 19th-century sleuth and her equally eccentric sidekick uncover dark secrets of the upper class in this sequel to A Curious Beginning (2015). Read full book review >

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A TREACHEROUS CURSE by Deanna Raybourn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"The third adventure for the attractively eccentric duo is a clever and witty follow-up to A Perilous Undertaking (2017)."
Two Edwardian sleuths search for a missing member of a star-crossed archaeological expedition. Read full book review >

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From Pain to Parenthood by Deanna Kahler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2013

"An engaging memoir that offers gentle, caring advice about surviving grief and moving forward."
Kahler, in her debut memoir, recounts the pain of her miscarriagesand the healing process that finally led her to decide to adopt. Read full book review >

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A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS by Deanna Raybourn
Released: April 30, 2013

"An exotic journey of redemption."
Part romance, part travelogue, part murder mystery, featuring characters whose paths cross in the wilds of Africa. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHO, HAIKU by Deanna Caswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Not to be missed: gorgeous poetry, vibrant illustrations, and masterful use of the page turn. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Haiku at play in the animal world and vice versa. Read full book review >

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BOO! HAIKU by Deanna Caswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"As with the first, this just begs to be read aloud to a group of preschoolers, who won't be able to help shouting out their answers. More please. (Picture book/poetry. 3-5)"
In their second collaboration, Caswell and Shea use the same format as in their Guess Who, Haiku (2016) to ask readers to identify some common Halloween creatures. Read full book review >

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TRAIN TRIP by Deanna Caswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Little train lovers will be happy to travel along as this choo-choo rumbles along the tracks. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An exciting train trip from his suburban town to the big city for a visit with grandma proves to be enlightening for a young boy. Read full book review >