Search Results: "Joëlle Anthony"


BOOK REVIEW

A MONTH OF MONDAYS by Joëlle Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid story that explores themes of family, abandonment, and belonging. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Grade-seven student Suze Tamaki decides whether or not to reconnect with her 10-years-absent mother. Read full book review >

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RESTORING HARMONY by Joëlle Anthony
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Highly readable; very well done indeed. (Science fiction. YA)"
Suspense dominates this absorbing and believable near-future dystopic novel about a girl sent to rescue her grandparents from the United States ten years after "the Collapse." Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT AND THE REAL by Joëlle Anthony
Released: April 26, 2012

"A thought-provoking but flawed look into cults and homelessness. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The daughter of a well-to-do recovering alcoholic becomes homeless after her father joins a cult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN INDIAN BEACH by Joëlle Jolivet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A literal as well as figurative round that cinematically captures a sense of daily rhythms at this popular gathering place. (diagram of display options) (Novelty. 5-7)"
Observations of hustle and bustle on both sides of a beach's waterline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOWS OF GHADAMES by Joëlle Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

A Muslim child poised on the threshold of adulthood comes to understand that her world is less constrained than she supposes. Read full book review >

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THIS WEEK IN AUDIOBOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

Hope you all had a nice 4th of July!

It’s been a great week for me with audiobooks. I had the chance to listen to the upcoming Joshilyn Jackson title, The Almost Sisters (releases July 11; Kirkus gave it a star review).

I simply love Jackson, one of my favorite authors.  A beautiful, witty writer, she tells unique, lively ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO OWNED A CITY by O. T. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Whether she merits it is a matter for discussion—but though this doesn't equal Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher's Fire-us series (not to mention Lord of the Flies) for credibility, the premise is a proven one for young audiences. (Graphic science fiction. 10-13)"
Just as ideologically unsettling—and patchwork—as ever, Nelson's 1975 post-apocalyptic tale gets a noir graphic adaptation. Read full book review >

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SILLY BILLY by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"It's a sweet acknowledgement that all kids have fears that plague them, and puts a wonderfully childlike solution at their disposal. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Very few artists understand a child's anxieties as deeply—or represent them so thoroughly—as Browne. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE GAME by Anthony Browne
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

Children who respond to fine art with indifference may change their tunes in the wake of this decidedly un-boring family outing to the galleries of London's Tate Britain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY AND HUGH by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The appealing Willy the Wimp (1984) is back, still a left- out little chimp in a world of sturdy gorillas—at least until he literally runs into huge Hugh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOO by Anthony Browne
by Anthony Browne, illustrated by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A provocative look at the darker side of family dynamics. (Picture book. 4-10)"
From the author of Piggybook (1986), another powerful exploration of the family scene with a similar family of four: massive, boorish Dad, riding roughshod over everyone; quiet little Mum, a pained but helpless observer; the narrator and his younger brother, endlessly squabbling instead of looking at the caged animals they've come to see. Read full book review >