Search Results: "Lenore Blegvad"


BOOK REVIEW

A SOUND OF LEAVES by Lenore Blegvad
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"The understated message, however, that prejudice is seldom solely the province of the hateful, is well worth the effort. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-11)"
A moody, bittersweet novella about the difficulties of Sylvie's family in their first outing away from the city, to a cousin's vacant house at the beach. Read full book review >

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KITTY AND MR. KIPLING by Lenore Blegvad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Though weighed down by an excess of historical detail (not to mention a substantial afterword and bibliography), the tale does bring this great writer closer to his modern audience of Best Beloveds, without idealizing either the man or his now-offensive politics. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Writer Rudyard Kipling's ill-fated attempt to settle down in his American wife's small Vermont town gets a worshipful once-over through the eyes of (fictional) young Mary Sadie—dubbed "Kitty" by her father after the cat killed by curiosity. Read full book review >

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LENORE FINDS A FRIEND by Jon Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Bedlam Farm seems an idyllic spot with a natural appeal to children, who are likely to ask for more about Lenore. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lenore the black Lab befriends a cranky ram named Brutus in another entry in the popular streak of recent stories focusing on unlikely animal pals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING BEFORE by Lenore Appelhans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Fans will not lose interest. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This second book in the Memory Chronicles series continues the story of a girl in the afterlife trying to fight evil angels as she desperately seeks her own stolen memories. Read full book review >

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MEMORY OF AFTER by Lenore Appelhans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An absorbing, sensitive read. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
This imaginative debut brings conflict to the afterlife, focusing on a war between humans and angels. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE OF SAVAGE ISLAND by Lenore Hart
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Too earnest, but absorbing nonetheless. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Hart gives 18th-century life on a sparsely settled Virginia island a decidedly unappealing cast in this melodramatic historical yarn. Read full book review >

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HURRY, HURRY, MARY DEAR by N.M. Bodecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Blegvad's detailed watercolor drawings of Mary's hard work and her increasingly frazzled appearance in the face of her husband's idleness will delight children, whose sense of poetic justice will be grandly satisfied on the final page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pity poor Mary, whose frenzied efforts to prepare for the onslaught of winter leave her red-faced and exhausted! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNG HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Karen Hesse
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A perfect gem. (afterword, bibliography, illustrator's note) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
"The Ugly Duckling" was the story of Andersen's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 1994

"First-rate medical detection that lights up a corner of the human mind."
Artfully told stories of the often-astonishing discovery of memories of traumatic childhood events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWELVE TALES by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"They were written to haunt us and undoubtedly, one way or another, they always will. (Folklore. 8-12)"
This collection is intelligently translated by a Dane whose grandfather once saw Andersen in the street. Read full book review >