Search Results: "Menna van Praag"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE AT THE END OF HOPE STREET by Menna van Praag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2013

"Beguiling and bright, van Praag's (Happier Than She's Ever Been, 2011, etc.) third novel delights with deft writing and charming characters."
Each lost woman may stay for 99 nights. That's just enough time to heal a broken heart, face a demon or redirect one's entire life. Read full book review >

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THE DRESS SHOP OF DREAMS by Menna van Praag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A few too many secrets and a murder-mystery plotline that feels like a bit of an afterthought can't mar this brightly colored fabulist confection, more sweet than filling but still sure to delight those looking for a little fairy dust in their romance."
Four couples search high and low for romance amid the magical byways of Oxford, England, in this second novel. Read full book review >

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PIECE OF MY HEART by Lynn Maddalena Menna
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"This attempt at a rags-to-riches tale of a wannabe pop superstar delivers more whining than wailing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Blessed with an impressive four-octave vocal range, 17-year-old Marisol Reyes is ready to make a name for herself in the glamorous and perilous world of the music industry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER LOON by Van Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2002

"Reid's one-man campaign to resurrect the 18th- and 19th-century novel is a campaign well worth enlisting in. Don't miss Peter Loon."
Reid departs from his popular Moosepath Chronicles (Daniel Plainway, 2000, etc.) with this first of a new series focusing on "the struggle between proprietors and settlers" in central Maine during the post-Revolutionary War years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2004

"Most readers will hope fervently that he does."
Old friends are reunited as new challenges rear their heads in this fifth installment of Maine author Reid's delightful Moosepath Chronicles (Mrs. Roberto, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUYS IN SUITS by Van Whitfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Entertainment Lite: wisecracking and contrived."
Whitfield (Something's Wrong With Your Scale!, 1999, etc.) returns to that trendy urban landscape where would-be cool black guys hang out trying to make the right moves on their women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH OCTOPUS! by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"This Dutch import's fatuous ending falls short, but the illustrations are worth the time spent appreciating them. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small yellow octopus is nonplussed to return home from his daily swim to find someone else's tale protruding from his home. Read full book review >

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HOPPER AND WILSON FETCH A STAR by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"An amusingly absurd adventure that shines starlight on empathy and friendship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hopper and Wilson, two stitched-up, stuffed toys (an elephant and a mouse), sit on their dock with their pet cactus looking at the stars and decide to bring one home for a night light. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT'S MINE by Michel Van Zeveren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A long, drawn-out setup that leads to a punch line so understated many kids won't get it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Exactly what's inside that little egg left unattended in the mighty jungle? Read full book review >

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MUNCH! by Matthew Van Fleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"While the books in this series are formulaic, fortunately it is a formula that works. (Board book. 2-5)"
As with Lick! (2013) and Sniff! (2012) before, Van Fleet presents an interactive book specifically designed with toddlers in mind. Read full book review >