Search Results: "Juli Kangas"


BOOK REVIEW

A CHILD’S BOOK OF PRAYERS by Juli Kangas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A fine choice for a baby gift or as a child's first book of prayers for a home library. (Nonfiction. 2-5)"
This sweet and traditional collection includes 25 children's prayers and poems with a Christian theme. Read full book review >

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THE SURPRISE VISITOR by Juli Kangas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Then it conveniently hatches; Mrs. Fleedle has no doubts about the insides of the strange exterior, a lesson not lost on the parents of many teenagers, but one that will also make harmonious sounds with much younger souls, if in their case as much about security as identity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An atavistic charm hovers around Kangas's authorial debut, with its genial story of good-neighborliness and its fully fleshed, closely observed art full of soft woodland colors. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, BADDIES by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Great for sharing with parents' own baddies and fairy-tale lovers alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fairy tales and fractured fairy tales always focus on the good guys (or reform the bad guys). Finally, here's a sweet bedtime story featuring the baddies. Read full book review >

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PHOTOGRAPHER MOLE by Dennis Haseley
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"The notion of balancing a successful career with family and home may be lost on youngsters; however this historical vignette is quite pleasing and intriguing all the same. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mole's fine portraits and photographs of family gatherings and special events hang in every home and office in his quaint, 19th-century, English-looking country town. Read full book review >

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MAGGI AND MILO MAKE NEW FRIENDS by Juli Brenning
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Perhaps next time Maggi and Milo will learn about the golden rule. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In their second outing, Maggi and her huge dog, Milo, visit a park where they make three new friends. Read full book review >

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IN FREE FALL by Juli Zeh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 2010

"Though genre purists will find Zeh's (Eagles and Angels, 2003) bold use of coincidence nothing short of monstrous, readers who can surrender to her radical rewriting of the rules of detective fiction and the physical universe will find it revelatory."
A scholarly dispute over the nature of the universe erupts in kidnapping and murder in this gripping, high-toned philosophical thriller. Read full book review >

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EAGLES AND ANGELS by Juli Zeh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"In forgoing the conventional pleasures of rationality and romance, Zeh's bleak debut only greases the skids of its hero's memorable descent into hell."
A Leipzig barrister recalls his painful relationship with a girlfriend who led him to drug-smuggling, international terrorism, and a fevered inability to live in the world she left behind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Slim, quiet family history: no more, no less."
An unembellished, straightforward and modest genealogy-based on oral interviews, diaries and family artifacts-of a mixed-ethnicity family in rural Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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DECOMPRESSION by Juli Zeh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"The gathering suspense is complemented by nuanced characterization in a pleasingly unpredictable work."
Erotic intrigue, deep-sea diving and clients from hell make for a lively mix in this German author's fourth novel (In Free Fall, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAGGI AND MILO by Juli Brenning
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"Move over Ladybug Girl (2008), there's a new spunky gal-and-canine twosome in town. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What do you need for a frog hunt? Big polka-dot boots, a book about frogs and one giant border collie best friend. Read full book review >

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TERRI AT THE MARKET by Ancsa Hohol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2013

"All soups considered, Terri's veggie adventure is decent fare for patient picky eaters. (Requires iOS 6.1 & up.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two trips to the farmers market upend a picky eater's veggie perspective. Read full book review >