Search Results: "Joanna Kavenna"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2006

"A lambent chronicle of wandering north and encountering an old idea brought forcibly into a new age."
"What had happened . . . to the idea of remoteness, the sense of magisterial nature embodied in the word ‘Thule'?" asks British journalist Kavenna, who went to find out. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTH OF LOVE by Joanna Kavenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"Surprisingly affecting."
Procreation in three disparate centuries and societies is the primal subject of a prize-winning British writer's original second novel. Read full book review >

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INGLORIOUS by Joanna Kavenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A horribly funny, surprisingly jaunty visit to the edge of the abyss."
Depressed Rosa, homeless, jobless and at the mercy of her friends, muses on the meaning of life in a darkly comic fiction debut. Read full book review >

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DEAR BEAR by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"Katie might just as well have had this correspondence with her parrot. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Katie and the bear who lives under the stairs at her house start a correspondence. Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >

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AMOS JELLYBEAN GETS IT RIGHT by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Amos Jellybean knows he's bright (his mum says so), but he still always seems to scramble the many instructions he's given: "So I . . . take my bed downstairs, put it on the table, sit down on my breakfast and eat my clothes." Read full book review >

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MAKE-BELIEVE TALES by Joanna Troughton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An entertaining story that effectively represents the wisdom of the culture from which it comes. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
A frequent contributor to the useful ``Folk Tales of the World'' series retells a ``Law Tale'' concerning four animals who bet a rich traveler that they can tell a story the traveler won't believe, thereby providing a frame for a series of amusing tall tales. Read full book review >

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SINCE LAST SUMMER by Joanna Philbin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Wealth, as seen from someone who's been there, plus romance that rings true equals nicely entertaining chick lit. (Chick lit. 15-18)"
Middle-class Rory and her rich friend Isabel return to continue their romantic adventures in East Hampton. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THE QUEEN by Joanna Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Based on actual events and richly immersive in the feel of the period, this effort rises above sometimes-awkward exposition to create a well-rounded, satisfying historical tale. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Everyone in New France, a village in Pennsylvania, awaits Queen Marie Antoinette's arrival—as soon as she escapes the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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WONDERLAND by Joanna Nadin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A promising U.S. debut for teens—here's hoping for more from this British writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Stella first appeared shortly after Jude's mother died. Read full book review >