Search Results: "Joni Anttila"


BOOK REVIEW

SPOILED PINK by Laura Sidsworth
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"An often fun, if simplistic, princess story."
Sidsworth offers a debut picture book about a pink princess who learns a lesson about not always getting what she wants. Read full book review >

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THE TIMEKEEPER’S MOON by Joni Sensel
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"The story comes to a satisfying ending that leaves the possibility for another episode with the spunky Ariel. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Sensel continues the adventures of Ariel Farwalker, who, in The Farwalker's Quest (2009), uncovered a vault containing knowledge of advanced technologies on a post-apocalyptic, neo-primitive Earth. Read full book review >

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OF MERLOT AND MURDER by Joni Folger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"A light, pleasant case of murder with a little romance, a bit of wine lore and a mystery that won't tax either your brain or your blood pressure."
A family of Texas vintners has murder on their minds. Read full book review >

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GRAPES OF DEATH by Joni Folger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"Folger's debut provides more romance than mystery but introduces enough suspects to keep like-minded readers off-guard."
The financial woes of a Texas vintner soon pale in comparison to murder. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMING OF NUMBERS by Joni Sensel
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"Teen love in Dark Ages Ireland. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In 10th-century Ireland, a young novice with an unusual talent finds his cloistered world turned upside-down when he and a bewitching girl encounter Viking raiders. Read full book review >

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THE FARWALKER’S QUEST by Joni Sensel
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An epilogue tells readers that Ariel accepts the surname of Farwalker and continues to spread long-forgotten knowledge from village to village in this hopeful contribution to post-apocalyptic literature. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
As this absorbing fantasy adventure opens, several generations have passed since a disaster struck earth and changed life forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY FOR TRYING by Joni Rodgers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"But these occasional bursts of fresh air aren't enough to energize this tired tale of a doting woman standing by her tough-to-tame man."
Rodgers debuts with a good-woman-heals-damaged-man fable, gussied up with pretty Montana scenery and late-night-radio atmospherics. Read full book review >

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ZIGGY'S BIG IDEA by Ilana Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The story's dialogue-driven, child-oriented approach makes a nifty starting point for this 'origin tale' of a much-loved breakfast food. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young boy contributes to shtetl life by thinking up new ways to do ordinary things and, in the process, helps a baker perfect his "top secret boiled buns." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOTH SIDES NOW by Joni Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

A favorite popular song (``I've looked at clouds...From up and down, and still somehow... Read full book review >