Search Results: "Jessica Verdi"


BOOK REVIEW

VERDI by Janell Cannon
by Janell Cannon, illustrated by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"An afterword provides sufficient information on snakes to appease those in search of deeper knowledge. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Cannon (Trupp, 1995, etc.) strikes a fragile balance between fact and fiction in her presentation of Verdi, a very small, bright yellow python who does not want to grow up into the adult snakes he knows: green, boring, and rude. Read full book review >

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VERDI by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1993

"To a shelf of CDs and Julian Budden's magisterial three-volume musico-dramatic analysis of the operas, the complete Verdian now must add this book. (Illustrations)"
This monument of research—a lifetime's labor of love—now becomes the standard scholarly biography of Giuseppe Verdi in English. Read full book review >

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JESSICA by Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph.D.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2006

"A nice piece of work, as therapy and as narrative."
A powerful case study on the effects of early emotional trauma, recall and gradual recovery, from psychotherapist Von Glahn. Read full book review >

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JESSICA by Kevin Henkes
Released: March 20, 1989

Ruthie has an imaginary friend who reflects Ruthie's feelings and takes the blame for whatever mischief is going on—in spite of Ruthie's parents' occasional exasperation: "There is no Jessica." Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND by Jessica Verdi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Verdi balances her plot elements deftly in a read that could have gone terribly wrong in less sure hands. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teenage father struggles to cope with grief, guilt, and his daughter. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AFTER NOW by Jessica Verdi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Nevertheless, given the strength of Lucy's development and the paucity of novels currently written about suburban teens with HIV, the flaws can be overlooked by readers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A now-rarely-discussed topic—a teenager with HIV—receives sensitive but flawed treatment in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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FINDING JESSICA by Parker Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A not-so-mysterious murder mystery, but its enigmatic protagonist effortlessly carries the story."
In Riggs' debut thriller, a New England-based private eye finds herself embroiled in a murder case when someone shoots her friend and employee. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"An absorbing story about adoption and much more."
A touching joint memoir by a birth mother and her adopted daughter about their lives apart and the close bond they shared until Crumpacker's recent death. Read full book review >

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THE VERDI-BOITO CORRESPONDENCE by Marcello Conati
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A must-have for every music lover's shelf."
Twenty years (1880-1900) of indispensable letters between Italy's greatest opera composer and his last, most accomplished librettist. Read full book review >

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LOSING JESSICA by Robby DeBoer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1994

"A sometimes absorbing, often superficial memoir that is far less meaty than the New Yorker's treatment of a year ago. (Two eight-page inserts of b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; first serial to Redbook; author tour)"
A sincere but tedious rehashing of the ``Baby Jessica'' saga by former adoptive mother DeBoer. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2014

"McCafferty knows her way around this age group; her depictions are pitch-perfect and will loudly resonate with girls facing their own friends and foes. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Jessica Darling is back for a second funny and fluffy try at navigating the perils of seventh grade (Jessica Darling's It List 1, 2013).Read full book review >

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JESSICA HAGGERTHWAITE: WITCH DISPATCHER by Emma Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"The squiggly and whimsical line drawings are just the ticket for reflecting the unserious tone. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A lightweight first-chapter book with a British flavor. Read full book review >