Search Results: "Jan Andrews"


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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid, decent, likable and a bit dull—rather like its subject."
The squeaky-clean story of Hollywood's ultimate nanny. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"C'est fini.' (Folktales. 9-11)"
"Il était une fois…" French Canada's version of beanstalk-climbing Jack gets a rare outing in three tales refashioned from old sources by a veteran storyteller. Read full book review >

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THE AUCTION by Jan Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"In her picture book debut, Reczuch is overgeometrical in many of her details, and her figures are almost wooden; still, the story's authentic human warmth glows from her illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From two Canadians, a bittersweet goodbye to a family farm. Read full book review >

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STORIES AT THE DOOR by Jan Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Good source notes cap a better-than-average collection. (Folktales. 10-12)"
Canadian yarnspinner Andrews offers tellable Anglicized versions of six lighthearted folktales drawn from diverse traditions. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"A contender for Least Interesting Book of the Year."
Former Golf magazine senior writer Gummer details—and details and details—architect David McLay Kidd's creation of the seventh golf course at Scotland's legendary St. Andrews. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN CADDIE IN ST. ANDREWS by Oliver Horovitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2013

"Not everyone can get to St. Andrews, but with Horovitz's memoir, they can get somewhat of an insider's view."
The experiences of an American caddie at golf's most sacred locale. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Opening oversight aside, a thoughtful and visually arresting trove of seasonal verse. (Poetry. 6 & up)"
From this well-known mother-and-daughter anthologist duo (Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, 2009, etc.) comes another rich compendium of occasional poems loosely chronicling the months and holidays. Read full book review >

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DUCK THE HALLS by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Not many felonies, clues or deductions, and rather too many pranks and Shiffley cousins who wander through the story with little motivation. There's charm enough here to get by with Meg's many fans, but newcomers will want to open other gifts in this waggish series first."
To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, Caerphilly, Va., goes to the birds. And snakes. And skunks. Read full book review >

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HOME by Julie Andrews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Bears out the suspicion that Richard Stirling's unrevealing Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography (2008) faithfully reflects its subject's personality."
Closing on the eve of her Oscar-winning film debut in Mary Poppins, Andrews's memoir focuses on a young and, in most respects, rather ordinary girl with a complicated home life and a freakishly precocious larynx. Read full book review >

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IN COLD PURSUIT by Sarah Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2007

"Andrews (Dead Dry, 2005, etc.) sets a satisfying combination of mystery, politics, science and history in a land of stark beauty and ever-present danger."
Antarctica proves the perfect location for a classic locked-room puzzle. Read full book review >