Search Results: "Helene Dunbar"


BOOK REVIEW

THESE GENTLE WOUNDS by Helene Dunbar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2014

"Though competently enough written, it fails to distinguish itself. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The sole survivor of an incident in which his mother drove herself and four children into a river, high school sophomore Gordie copes with the aftereffects of trauma. Read full book review >

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WHAT REMAINS by Helene Dunbar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2015

"Misses its chance to be a satisfying, big-box-of-tissues tear-jerker. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A 16-year-old boy attempts to put his life back together after suffering a near-fatal injury in a car accident that leaves his best friend dead. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH by Helene Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Elegant and eloquent, and full of news from places about which we know too little."
A contemplative memoir of a privileged life in a poor place. Read full book review >

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DOG BLUE by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Blue looks on. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dunbar gives the tried-and-true Boy Meets Dog story an engaging twist or two. Read full book review >

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A NEW ORCHID MYTH by Helene Pilibosian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A unique collection of verse with a sci-fi twist on the American dream."
In this imagery-drenchedcollection of poetry, Pilibosian (My Literary Profile, 2010, etc.) uses verse to tell the fantastical tale of two extraterrestrials who come to Earth to start a new life together. Read full book review >

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My Literary Profile: A Memoir by Helene Pilibosian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Ambitious amalgam of ethnic and personal history."
In this debut memoir, an Armenian-American woman details her family background, health issues, and literary education and craft. Read full book review >

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THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2013

"Two lessons: Don't discount a woman just because she's made of clay, and consider your wishes carefully should you find that magic lamp."
Can't we all just get along? Perhaps yes, if we're supernatural beings from one side or another of the Jewish-Arab divide. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S DREAM BOAT by Polly Dunbar
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A real attention-getter. (Picture book. 2 & up)"
Dunbar imaginatively transforms a seaside memory of a small boy in the ocean and a boat on the distant horizon into Arthur's adventure with a dream boat. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN by Polly Dunbar
by Polly Dunbar, illustrated by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"An attractively designed, child-appealing package. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this fanciful tale, a boy unwraps a gift penguin and tries to make it talk. Read full book review >

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HELLO TILLY by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Happy Hector (ISBN: 978-0-7636-4110-8) publishes simultaneously, with the other four 'coming soon.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tilly is a little girl who lives with her five animal friends in a little yellow house, and readers meet them all, one by one, in this inaugural title of a six-book series. Read full book review >

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FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT by Helene Stapinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2001

"Equally reminiscent of Samuel Fuller's filmed melodramas, Springsteen's 'My Hometown,' and Patrick MacDonald's All Souls (1999), this is an unusual and relevant urban family history."
A humorous yet unsettling look back at a minor-league grifter family in a major-league crooked town—pre-reform Jersey City. Read full book review >