Search Results: "Jackie Wullschlager"


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CHAGALL by Jackie Wullschlager
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2008

"A well-written, compassionate portrait of a paragon of human talent and ambition."
Balanced, generously illustrated biography of the revolutionary artist (1887-1985). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 12, 1996

"WullschlÑger's psychoanalytic thesis about these authors is as familiar as their stories, and her mediocre discourse adds nothing to either their lives or works. (drawings and 8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
That some of children's literature's best writers were not very happy or well adjusted is a sad irony, soured further by WullschlÑger's crudely argued, unsympathetic survey of their lives and works. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2001

"A solid and worthwhile biography. (24 b&w photos)"
A well-researched biography of the famed children's author, by Financial Times critic Wullschlager (Inventing Wonderland, 1995). Read full book review >

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EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"This leisurely, lyrical, romantic and realistic version is one to savor and to read aloud, and again, and again. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Reimagined for the 21st century, a familiar folk tale becomes a haunting love story and a reminder that first love may not last a lifetime. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF THE GOLDEN HARE by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A lovely celebration of legend and the wild. (Picture book. 5-9)"
One little boy's family holds the secret of the golden hare. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING ABOUT A BEAR by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"It is lovely to see natural history and a sense of eco-awareness combined with many children's most beloved plaything. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
With huge, richly detailed pictures (who knew watercolors could make so many different kinds of brown?) and a lucid and near-poetic text, Morris describes the lives and habitats of eight kinds of bear. Read full book review >

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ROVER by Jackie French
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Enthralling, though the title needs improving. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
When Viking raiders overrun Hekja's Danish village, her speed and courage impress Freydis, the bold daughter of Eric the Red, who takes her prisoner, along with her wolfhound Riki Snarfari (Rover), and carries them back to Greenland. Read full book review >

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HITLER’S DAUGHTER by Jackie French
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"A fresh, well-told, and sobering story that needs a wide readership. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this intriguing story of what-if by an award-winning Australian writer, friends wait for their school bus during weeks of incessant rains as they listen to Anna relate the tale of Heidi, Hitler's young daughter. Read full book review >

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Sherlock Mars by Jackie Kingon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"An undeniably fun tale with a protagonist who can apparently handle anything despite the fact that the mystery is often put on the back burner."
A bistro owner and amateur sleuth tries solving the murder of a fellow restaurateur in Kingon's (Chocolate Chocolate Moons, 2012) zany sci-fi mystery.Read full book review >

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ON THE LINE by Jackie Bardenwerper
Released: March 7, 2012

"A sweet, engaging story that neatly sidesteps YA clichés."
A charming coming-of-age tale set in the Florida Keys. Read full book review >

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IN BED WITH THE BILLIONAIRE by Jackie Ashenden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The book dances on a dark edge and frolics in naughtiness but is mostly a hot 'villains redeemed' fantasy romp."
An assassin is hired to take out a notorious crime lord, but she finds herself caught in a web of desire and uncertainty when it turns out that the infamous villain just might be a hero. Read full book review >