Search Results: "Julianna Bright"


BOOK REVIEW

CAT DOORMAN'S LITTLE RED WAGON by Julianna  Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"Music lovers will enjoy this melodic story, which is a good thing, since they'll likely not forget the tune anytime soon. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Sing along with the classic children's tune as a giggly girl gathers provisions for a picnic with her friends. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF FENWAY PARK by Julianna Baggott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fans, especially the young residents of Red Sox Nation, will dig their cleats in for a thoroughly involving tale. (historical note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In 2004, the Red Sox finally won the World Series and broke the curse placed on them when Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees 86 years earlier. Read full book review >

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PURE by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"It's a bonus that the hero of the piece is a young girl, which ought to serve as inspiration for more than a few readers. Whether Baggott's imagined world is one that you'd want to live in is another matter entirely, of course. Damned Detonations!"
Us 99 percenters will live outside the gates come the future, and it won't be pretty—especially once the nukes start popping. Read full book review >

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LOVE MONSTER AND THE PERFECT PRESENT by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The best gifts are those that come from the heart, and this book surely comes from Bright's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to give the one you love? Read full book review >

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LOVE YOU HOO by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The loving parental sentiments ring true, and young listeners will chime in on the 'hoo' sounds throughout the story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A proud parent speaks of hopes and dreams for a young child. Read full book review >

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THE EVER BREATH by Julianna Baggott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Baggott's brisk prose propels readers through a tale that feels like a stepping-stone between Spiderwick and Harry Potter. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Fantasy aficionados will gobble up this fast-paced tale, but others may find the jam-packed plot more difficult to digest, as it plunges readers directly into the action and offers little detail to clarify characters and events. Read full book review >

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THE MISS AMERICA FAMILY by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"An accomplished and charmingly messy tale of love and redemption."
Three generations of a dysfunctional family come full circle to discover that the definition of the perfect American family allows for a lot of latitude. Read full book review >

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BURN by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's no place for a picnic, but we'll hope that Baggott moves on to making another world just as engaging as this one."
Fantasist Baggott (Fuse, 2013, etc.) wraps up her post-apocalyptic Pure Trilogy with an installment that will leave fans wanting more. Read full book review >

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HARRIET WOLF'S SEVENTH BOOK OF WONDERS by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Moments of heartbreak balance moments of hilarity in Baggott's ambitious portrait of a family created from equal parts secrecy and love."
The life of Harriet Wolf, beloved (though reclusive) author of a series of fanciful novels, is clouded in mystery, and the rumored existence of the manuscript for a final volume provides grist for the mills of academics, fans, and family members alike. Read full book review >

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BOOK UNCLE AND ME by Uma Krishnaswami
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Yasmin's campaign should help inspire young readers to believe in their own potential to make a difference and teach the valuable lesson that sometimes it takes several small actions to make big moves. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When her source of books is threatened, so is 9-year-old Yasmin's goal of reading a book a day "forever." Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN EROTICA 2005 by Susie Bright
Released: Feb. 2, 2005

"A tasteful pillow book."
Thirteenth dip by sexologist Bright (Full Exposure, 1999, etc.) into the big pool of Americans groping for skin under the surface of society and finding plenty of strong feelings and slick flesh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1994

"About Penetration,'' these stories are written—exultantly and without apology—in a spirit of exploration and frank arousal. (Author tour)"
``One of the oldest feminist challenges is to eliminate the double standard, to move from barefoot and pregnant to orgasmic and decisive.'' So writes Bright in her introduction to this wide- ranging and inclusive (gay, straight, married, adulterous, twosomes, groups) collection of women's erotica. Read full book review >