Search Results: "Jennifer McVeigh"


BOOK REVIEW

LEOPARD AT THE DOOR by Jennifer McVeigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Readers who want a story that keeps them on edge will enjoy this historical novel rich with emotional and sociopolitical drama."
During the waning years of the British Empire, a young woman returns to her father's Kenyan farm after boarding school in England only to find home is no longer the safe, happy place she recalls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FEVER TREE by Jennifer McVeigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2013

"Readers might argue that the ending's a bit weak when compared to the boldness of the rest of the story, but that's a minor issue. Overall, this story's a gem."
South Africa's corrupt and disease-riddled diamond industry in the 1880s serves as a gritty setting for newcomer McVeigh's historical novel about a young English woman's journey toward self-enlightenment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDEMPTION by Barbara McVeigh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2016

"The author's sailing expeditions may be of more interest to readers than the wandering voyage of self-discovery."
An environmentalist filmmaker recalls her long journey toward fulfilling her dream. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE THE BLANKIE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Why couldn't Doris have just kept Frankie as her beloved blankie? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris the gorilla tries to make others respect her attachment to her blankie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH, DODO! by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A charming, cozy read-aloud with lots of visual interest. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clueless little dodo stumbles into several adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FUNNY LITTLE BIRD by Jennifer Yerkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"This highly original and thought-provoking picture book will appeal to the peek-a-boo sensibilities of the youngest readers and also have aesthetic appeal for parents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The funny little white bird is almost invisible against his white background, unnoticed and, consequently, sad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICK 'N' PUG MEET THE DUDE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Skip this one in favor of Sattler's Uh-Oh, Dodo! (2013) and Pig Kahuna (2011). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Odd-couple friends Chick and Pug return in a nonsensical tale so slender that it barely registers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEE YOU LATER, MOM! by Jennifer Northway
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"This straightforward tale of a boy's adjustment to preschool is not a new story, but the presence of children of various races adds a realistic touch, and it will provide warmth and reassurance to children who may be nervous about starting school. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Many children are anxious about starting school, and William is no exception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEED BUNNY by Jennifer  Selby
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"An ebullient take on an important rite of passage. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Selby (Beach Bunny, 1996) offers another affectionate and accurate portrayal of the bond between parents and preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG KAHUNA PIRATES! by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Here's hoping that this welcome return presages plenty of additional adventures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of porcine siblings Fergus and Dink's first outing will be thrilled to welcome them back to the beach, while pirate-loving listeners (familiar or not) will be particularly pleased. Read full book review >