Search Results: "Elizabeth Kiem"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDER, SEEKER, SECRET KEEPER by Elizabeth Kiem
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Russian secrets, treachery and strong family ties pulsate and captivate in this complex tale. (cast of characters and historical figures) (Thriller. 13-18)"
A tangled web of intrigue ensnares three generations of Bolshoi ballerinas. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN, AGENT, PRIMA, PAWN  by Elizabeth Kiem
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A richly imagined novel that offers a unique perspective on the Soviet Union, this is most likely to find a place among ardent ballet and history buffs. (Thriller. 14-adult)"
A teenager's dreams of dancing with the Bolshoi Ballet become inextricably entwined with the needs of the KGB. Read full book review >

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DANCER, DAUGHTER, TRAITOR, SPY by Elizabeth Kiem
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A compelling portrait of a young woman on the verge of adulthood, caught up in the domestic secrets of her parents and the enmity of two countries. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
The disappearance of a star ballerina in Soviet Russia shatters the life of her daughter. Read full book review >

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UP WHERE THE AIR IS CLEAR
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: High in the Sky

BFF Charm: Yay x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: The Adventures of Black Dove and White Raven

Bonus Factors: Ethiopian History, Pilots

Relationship Status: Love You Like a Brother

 

Cover Story: High in the Sky

The cover is perfect for this book ...


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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HONEY SANDWICH by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Though this collection clearly crosses over the boundaries of appropriateness and good taste in several instances, there are those children who will enjoy the humor, both sweet and tart. (Poetry. 7-10)"
This illustrated collection of 54 poems, about half of them rhyming, was originally published a decade ago in Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Holistic Therapies for Adults with Neck Pain by Elizabeth Meuser
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"A useful guide for open-minded readers looking for new ways to treat pain."
An overview of alternative and complementary treatments for neck pain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUARE CAT by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"An easygoing entrée to learning about diverse viewpoints and experiences among peers. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Eula is a square cat that wants to be round. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"An endearing adaptation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dahlie (Henrietta, 1999) updates the classic Aesop fable with understated humor and delicately detailed watercolors. Read full book review >