Search Results: "Manon Aidan"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2012

"Though the story is simple, even obvious, it takes flight because of the ambitious design work, the kind of thing that can only be pulled off as an app like this. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A moody, beautifully rendered dreamscape, this app about conquering a fear of the dark takes full advantage of the iPad's capabilities. Read full book review >

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THE TOLL BRIDGE by Aidan Chambers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1995

"A powerful brew, not for every taste. (Fiction. 13+)"
A British novelsomething between a love story and a philosophical meditation on adolescenceexperimental in form, with flashbacks, stream-of-consciousness, and several narratorslarge and complicated characters whose main passions are dime-store philosophizing and sex. Read full book review >

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NAKED MOMMY by Aidan Parkinson
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A strange, gawky dance between the past and the present, and between mundanity and insanity."
Two Irish brothers compete bitterly for the affections of a beautiful eco-terrorist. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Ambitious, imperfect, challenging and powerfully affecting. (Fiction. YA)"
With profound respect for readers, Chambers again stretches the YA genre to its edges and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOOTH by Avi Slodovnick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For the older, potentially pensive reader or listener. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In this strange, somber little story, readers meet Marissa, who has a toothache from eating too much candy. Read full book review >

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MAGIC LITTLE WORDS by Angèle Delaunois
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"Beautiful phrasing to be sure, but with etiquette lessons, perhaps it is better to show in action and circumstance rather than to tell. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lyrical attempt to explain the larger concepts behind 11 "magic words" of good manners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDDLE BEAR by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A neatly pitched lesson for the middle child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little bear discovers the benefits of being the middle one when his medium size works to his advantage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY BLVD. by Aidan Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A valuable study of Reed, further cementing his totemic influence as the high priest of art rock."
A biography of legendary rocker Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"More reminiscent of Wilkie Collins than Jane Austen."
Second installment of Aidan's trilogy retelling Pride and Prejudice from Darcy's point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POSTCARDS FROM NO MAN’S LAND by Aidan Chambers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"This is a wide-ranging, challenging, beautifully written novel for older teenagers and adults who love to settle into a big, rewarding story. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Jacob Todd has come from England to Amsterdam to honor his grandfather, also named Jacob Todd, a British soldier who fought and died in Holland in 1944. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KISSING GAME by Aidan Chambers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Thoughtful, challenging reading for teens on the cusp of adulthood. (Short stories. 15 & up)"
British author and Printz Award winner Chambers (Postcards from No Man's Land, 2002) returns with a provocative and varied collection of shorts for teen readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2007

"Delgado brings an intriguing perspective to a complicated situation, but these notes could use polishing."
A veteran who was honorably discharged as a conscientious objector lays out a case against the Iraq war. Read full book review >