Search Results: "Margriet Ruurs"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"One of the more unusual books about libraries, this may also get kids thinking about children in other countries in a way that the series books never do. (world map) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
In the U.S., we have bookmobiles and we've heard about horses used in hilly terrain, but in Thailand, elephants carry books and special metal slates so that children in rural villages can lean to read and write. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An excellent choice for the classroom and a strong introduction to such topics as global diversity and the importance of education. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Beginning with a quote from the UN's "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" that states that everyone has the right to an education, this selection describes an assortment of schools of various types and shapes in different locations across the globe. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL DAYS AROUND THE WORLD by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"The picture-book equivalent of 'It's a Small World.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
Third in a series of informational picture books for preschoolers and early-elementary readers about children around the world (Families Around the World, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ALPHABED by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This tortuous bedtime search for a missing animal is one to miss. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As a young child is tucked under her animal quilt, she realizes that one of the animals is missing. Read full book review >

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IN MY BACKYARD by Margriet Ruurs
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"A necessary library purchase, this is also sure to find a home on budding artists' and young naturalists' bookshelves. (Picture book. 3-10)"
At night, during the day and throughout all the seasons, a backyard is a wonderful place for spotting wildlife. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAYS AROUND THE WORLD by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An easy, enjoyable way to start thinking about similarities and differences around the world. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Many American children know about piñatas at birthday celebrations, and almost all of them know about blowing out candles, but do they know that dumping flour on the birthday child is a tradition in Jamaica? Read full book review >

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FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Limiting African representation to one rural group (the Maasai) is an unfortunate misstep, but this quick global trip can serve as a first look at the larger world. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
This simple but inclusive informational picture book surveys many types of families. Read full book review >

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STEPPING STONES by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An astonishing book that allows the humanity of refugees to speak louder than politics and introduces readers to one of Syria's incredible artists. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rama wakes with the call of her family's rooster, laughing, playing, and spending her days surrounded by the love of her family. Read full book review >

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A BRUSH FULL OF COLOUR by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A child-friendly introduction to an iconic, wonderfully accessible and quintessentially Canadian artist. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
"Painting is the last great freedom. You can paint what you like." Read full book review >

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THE KREUTZER SONATA by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"De Moor is rapidly becoming one of the world's finest novelists."
A troubled union of two artistic temperaments feels "the powerful effects of music on our emotions," in an elegant short novel from the internationally acclaimed Dutch author (Duke of Egypt, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIRST GRAY, THEN WHITE, THEN BLUE by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2001

"A brilliant debut."
This taut first novel (originally published in 1990) by the Dutch author of The Virtuoso is a "Laura"-like mystery about the buried past of Magda Rezkova, a troubled Czech woman presumably murdered by her husband Robert Noort, an industrial executive and frustrated artist. Read full book review >

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DUKE OF EGYPT by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Once again, de Moor offers an enchantingly original novel. She's getting better with every book."
From the internationally acclaimed Dutch author (First Gray, Then White, Then Blue, p. 979, etc.), a richly imagined, subtly constructed exploration of an unusual fictional subject: Europe's gypsy populations and their adversarial relationships with settled societies. Read full book review >