Search Results: "Debby Dahl Edwardson"


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MY NAME IS NOT EASY by Debby Dahl Edwardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Painful, inspiring and affectionate. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The story of three Iñupiaq children (then known as Eskimos) living above the Arctic Circle who are sent to a Catholic boarding school with other children, white and Indian. Read full book review >

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BLESSING'S BEAD by Debby Dahl Edwardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"It's a perspective that allows any reader in, and they'll learn much about the power of stories and names and how to use them both. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In 1917, two Iñupiaq sisters are separated when one marries a Siberian and crosses the Soviet "Ice Curtain." Read full book review >

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THE THANKSGIVING DOOR by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"A somewhat different dish for the Thanksgiving table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this sweet but slight story that conveys the true meaning of Thanksgiving, Atwell brings together two disparate families—pilgrims in their own way—for a celebratory feast. Read full book review >

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RIVER by Debby Atwell
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"They wanted to share'), the message comes through clearly in the striking riverine scenes, as bright skies and blue waters change to lowering clouds and gray dinginess, then back to idealized views of grassy approaches and families at play. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a series of folk-art paintings, Atwell (Barn, 1996) charts an American river's decline from unspoiled to trash-strewn, then its recovery due to the efforts of concerned people. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2006

"An exceptionally thorough and thoughtful account of a spectacular career that helped shape and reflect national preoccupations before, during and after the Civil War."
Beautifully written biography of America's one best-known preacher, who ingeniously transformed the harsh Calvinism of his famous father into a nurturing, middlebrow faith attractive and accessible to a country prepared to abandon Puritan orthodoxy. Read full book review >

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BAD BLOOD by Arne Dahl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Though Dahl's writing has lost some of the melancholy beauty of Misterioso (2011), the eerie premise and cogent reasoning will still satisfy."
A U.S. serial killer goes transcontinental. Read full book review >

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THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE by Roald Dahl
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 20, 1979

"In all, a basic, teeth-baring rendition of the old yum-yum-squish-crunch number."
I'm going to fill my hungry empty tummy/ With something yummy yummy yummy yummy!, So boasts the Enormous Crocodile, setting out in search of juicy little children to eat. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH THE GROWN-UPS by Sophie Dahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Cloying and weightless."
A slightly autobiographical first novel from Dahl, granddaughter of Roald, and a one-time fashion model and current contributing editor at Men's Vogue. Read full book review >

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THE WARTHOG’S TAIL by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Fails to be either a Halloween tale or a moral lesson, and the final trick is hardly worth it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mother teaches her daughter a lesson in persuasion in this Halloween take on "The Old Woman and Her Pig." Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW WOMAN by Åke Edwardson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An expert melding of sociological observation and psychological acuity. The criminals, introduced late in the story, are especially gripping."
Inspector Erik Winter (Death Angels, 2009. etc.) tackles the murder of a woman who was scarcely more substantial in life than death. Read full book review >