Search Results: "Harvey Adjovitz Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 29, 2012

"On the Road meets Baedeckers as a pair of expat libertines exploit the resources—and women—of post-World War II Europe."
The sons of hardscrabble Swedish immigrants join the Army to discover their own "Promised Land" across the Atlantic in Edwards' work of fiction. Read full book review >

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IN THE CITY by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Endlessly entertaining for all ages, as well as subtly educational. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Three siblings take turns describing their family's trip to the city, with 14 panoramic pictures. Read full book review >

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BIG, SCARY WOLF by Harvey Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1997

"Stevenson (Grandpa's House, 1994, etc.) uses a palette of green, purple, and blue to create a spooky atmosphere, which evaporates as soon as the wolf comes into the light, and rendering its scariness— and its preference for staying in or out—moot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
``Rose couldn't sleep. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >

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PAINTED CIRCUS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Enhanced by a surprise or two in the page corners, this offers plenty of potential for enjoyable browsing. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Illustrated in rococo, circus-poster style, the 22 acts presented in this gallery each feature a visual effect or illusion, introduced by florid commentary from mouse ringmaster P.T. Vermin. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA ON VACATION by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"This dashing adventure is a satisfying addition to this lively series. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The dauntless Alice-Miranda returns in a sequel fraught with mystery (Alice-Miranda at School, 2011). Read full book review >

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HEARTS AT STAKE by Alyxandra Harvey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"This fluffy series opener is fundamentally silly and derivative of everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight to Harry Potter, but its fast-moving plot and refusal to take itself too seriously offer partial redemption. (Paranormal romance/adventure. YA)"
Solange Drake, a dreamy potter, has more on her plate than the average almost-16-year-old: Intoxicating pheromones waft from her skin, attracting numerous unwanted suitors, and she's dreading a potentially fatal transformation from human to vampire. Read full book review >

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THE UNCERTAINTY OF EVERYDAY LIFE 1915-1945 by Harvey Green
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1992

"Very special, perhaps the most vital book in this valuable series. (Forty pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Excellent fifth volume in the Everyday Life in America series (Victorian America, by Thomas J. Schlereth, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNCLIPPED WINGS by Ramona Harvey
Released: Oct. 27, 2010

"A quiet philosophy presented in songlike, uncomplicated structures and rhetoric, with light wit and obvious morals."
Harvey's debut collection of personal, lyrical poetry explores identity construction, the vicissitudes of fortune and the significance of the seemingly insignificant. Read full book review >

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EASY MEAT by John Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Harvey's 24-karat British procedurals (Living Proof, 1995, etc.) have always led the field, but in his eighth he's surpassed himself with a likely Edgar nominee that just might win him the audience he's always deserved. (First printing of 50,000; author tour)"
It's hard to imagine a teenager who deserves to die as much as Nicky Snape. Read full book review >