Search Results: "Friederike Rave"


BOOK REVIEW

OUTFOXING THE FOX by Friederike Rave
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The author keeps everything lighthearted, and her boldly outlined illustrations work on readers like a charm, from their sophisticated colors to their strong narrative flow to the strange hen that busily whitewashes part of each page to show off the text against a bright backdrop. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There is a snug irresistibility to Rave's book, a modesty and economy that give it an immediately comforting, small-town feeling. Read full book review >

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ANNA’S WISH by Bruno Hächler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Rave's illustrations in this wee Swiss fable evoke Erik Blegvad's in precision, palette and understated whimsy—they, like Hächler's text and Anna's wish, have just the right magic touch. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anna has never seen the snow; her mother hasn't seen it since she was Anna's age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2006

"A wise and witty display of one relationship's hits and misses."
A mother and son recount the latter's coming out with humor and aplomb. Read full book review >

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LOLA CARLYLE'S 12-STEP ROMANCE by Danielle Younge-Ullman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"A marginal beach read only for die-hard chick-lit fans who can overlook its multiple stumbles. (Chick-lit. 13-16)"
A spoiled celebu-spawn fakes addiction to worm her way into rehab and follow her crush, but she finds that it isn't as she expected (gasp!). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1998

"Although neither Reynolds nor anyone else can predict post-rave's future, his hardcore history of its first decade is a heady remix of the soundscape's greatest hits."
Rock journalist Reynolds (The Sex Revolts) chronicles how MDMA (a psychedelic amphetamine, aka "ecstasy") and MIDI (computer sound technology) together spawned the unique dance culture of the "chemical generation." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

No Toys for Girls and Boys by Rose Thomason
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A good selection for homes in need of a little more giving spirit at Christmastime."
An elf learns the joy of giving in this sweet—but not saccharine—Christmas story by debut author Thomason. Read full book review >