Search Results: "Evie Manieri"


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FORTUNE'S BLIGHT by Evie Manieri
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Fans of the first volume should find it absorbing and rewarding enough.
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Second in the Shattered Kingdoms series, following Blood's Pride (2013).
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BLOOD'S PRIDE by Evie Manieri
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Flawed and overinvolved, but highly imaginative; an encouraging foundation on which to build future efforts."
Fantasy debut from New Yorker Manieri, previously published in the U.K. Read full book review >

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EGGS OVER EVIE by Alison Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Sweet and savory. (bibliography of kitchen wisdom) (Fiction. 8-12)"
After her father moves to a condo and marries a younger woman, 13-year-old Evie fills the void by cooking. Read full book review >

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EVIE AND MARGIE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"Fans of Lyle might wonder why with tears as the motif, Waber didn't go for the innuendo and make the characters crocodiles? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evie and Margie are best friends; they do everything together, even dreaming of becoming actors. Read full book review >

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EVIE TO THE RESCUE! by Hermann Moers
by Hermann Moers, illustrated by Gusti, translated by Marianne Martens
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Gusti makes wonderful use of light and shadow—especially effective touches are Evie's yellow slicker reflected in a puddle, and the long shadow preceding the lion cub into Evie's room. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Moers (Hugo's Baby Brother, 1992, etc.) comes up with an adventure that seems perfectly in line with what children dream up themselves. Read full book review >

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DELIVER US FROM EVIE by M.E. Kerr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Sensitive, compelling. (Fiction. 12+)"
Kerr (Linger, 1993, etc.), who also writes as Mary James (see Frankenlouse, above) tells the story of a 15- year-old Missouri farm boy and his lesbian older sister. Read full book review >

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EVIE BROOKS IS MAROONED IN MANHATTAN by Sheila Agnew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A predictable plot and poor character development squash this outing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A summer in Manhattan unites an orphaned girl with an uncle she barely knows. Read full book review >

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ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING by Evie Wyld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Wyld has ordained a permanently dark life for her protagonist, a stubborn fate that offsets the surprises and the reader's enjoyment."
The second novel from award-winning Australian author Wyld (After the Fire, A Still Small Voice, 2009) explores the checkered past of a self-reliant young woman, a sheep farmer. Read full book review >

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A DOG LIKE THAT! by Janene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Simple and emphatic—both visually and linguistically—this story of a child's unconditional love for a dog is a nice twist on the more conventional dog's-unconditional-love-for its-owner storyline. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this picture book, an unruly dog enjoys total love even though he doesn't behave the way others think a dog should. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING IS TEETH by Evie Wyld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A rite-of-passage memoir that has powerful poetry in its ellipses."
A graphic memoir that proceeds like a young girl's powerfully disturbing dream, which continues to resonate through her waking hours. Read full book review >

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CHINYE by Obi Onyefulu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"The tale gets richer treatment in San Souci's Talking Eggs (1989). (Folklore/Picture book. 6-8)"
A thin version of a relatively familiar tale. Read full book review >

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Everyday Mercies by Evie Yoder Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A flawed but heartfelt novel of family love and resilience."
In Miller's (Eyes at the Window, 2003) second novel, the tumultuous inner lives of the members of the Lehman family unfold during a memorable Thanksgiving weekend. Read full book review >