Search Results: "Jessie Burton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSE by Jessie Burton
Released: July 26, 2016

"Tidily if dully concluded, this second novel fails to hit the same sweet, wholly integrated spot as its predecessor, but Burton fans will be happy to reunite with her committed storytelling."
A thrilling painting with a mysterious provenance connects two bold young women, one in Civil War Spain, the other in mid-1960s England. Read full book review >

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THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"With its oblique storytelling, crescendo of female empowerment and wrenching ending, this novel establishes Burton as a fresh and impressive voice; book groups in particular will relish it."
A talented new writer of historical fiction evokes 17th-century Amsterdam, the opulent but dangerous Dutch capital, where an innocent young wife must navigate the intrigues of her new household. Read full book review >

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MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SHIFT by Jessie Hartland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The admixture of less familiar occupations sets this cheery nocturnal excursion apart from others of the ilk, such as Monica Wellington's Night City (1998) and Patricia Grossman's Night Ones (1991). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Hartland offers an eye-opener for young urbanites who think that the world goes to sleep when they do. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE IN THE CITY by Jessie Hartland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The story ends with Clementine's first assignment for a new travel magazine (amusingly named Go Dog Go), and the clever canine is ready to jet off to Tokyo to explore the delights of another big city. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this witty look at life in the big city, a black standard poodle named Clementine leaves her small town behind in search of a more glamorous life in New York. Read full book review >

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NOT QUITE NARWHAL by Jessie Sima
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A slim, feel-good story, as light and airy as the rainbows that grace its pages. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Being true to yourself means embracing differences and striding (or paddling) fearlessly into the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"While these stories may be familiar to adult readers, they are here perfectly pitched to introduce the determined woman who became synonymous with French cooking in America. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A homey biography introduces children to Julia Child. Read full book review >

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HOW THE DINOSAUR GOT TO THE MUSEUM by Jessie Hartland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An excellent complement to any dinosaur-book collection, this enriches and extends that interest. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
This cumulative narrative follows the journey of a set of dinosaur bones belonging to a Diplodocus longus that lived 145 million years ago to its present home in the display halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPER by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"She draws a convincing portrait of Chad, a nice kid whose adolescent self-absorption, compounded by his personal loss, temporarily makes him intolerable. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Chad Holloway's beloved dog, Shep, was shot and killed by Chad's grandfather. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SNAKE MURDER by Jessie Chandler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2012

"Fans of Chandler (Bingo Barge Murder, 2011) will appreciate the character development and sense of humor, though newbies may wonder why anyone would help hapless Baz."
A misfit crew band together in an antic misadventure. Read full book review >

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HOOFPRINTS by Jessie Haas
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Ambitious, accomplished, adventuresome. (Poetry. 10+)"
Haas takes the idea that poetry can tell stories a step further than usual here: into history, more specifically, the history of the horse. Read full book review >

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UNBROKEN by Jessie Haas
Released: March 1, 1999

"Readers will be comforted by the cozy denouement, and by Haas's evocative descriptions of Vermont in the early years of this century. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A heartfelt but awkwardly paced novel of an orphan finding her way in 1910 Vermont. Read full book review >