Search Results: "Monika Schröder"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG IN THE WOOD by Monika Schröder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Based on the author's grandfather's experiences, this poignant look at the effects of war and propaganda, especially on children, resonates with candor and eloquence. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
While a wealth of children's books set during World War II focus on the Holocaust, Schröder brings some of Germany's other young victims to light in her exceptional debut novel. Read full book review >

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SARASWATI'S WAY by Monika Schröder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"This rare combination of math and culture is a boon for discussions and makes this stand out. (author's note, glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Akash, in his seventh and last year of education in India, has a gift for math, finding patterns in numbers by using Vedic math, an ancient system of Indian mathematics. Read full book review >

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BE LIGHT LIKE A BIRD by Monika Schröder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Skillful characterization carries this quiet novel along. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young girl's first-person narrative of her journey through grief to acceptance. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER'S SHADOW by Monika Schröder
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"For other men, the experience of war extinguishes all meaning in life,' says a man who becomes Moritz's mentor; Schröder makes this sad and ever-timely lesson all too clear. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Set in Berlin as World War I is nearing the ultimate, shameful defeat of Germany, the story 16-year-old Moritz narrates reveals the causes of the next great war. Read full book review >

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WONDERFUL WOMEN BY THE SEA by Monika Fagerholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Set in the 1960s and dominated by its protagonists' fascination with American political and social upheavals, this debut offers a bleak and funny view of the pains of growing up and the difficulties of adapting to rapidly changing times and ideals."
Wonderful Women By The Sea ($23.00; Apr. 1997; 336 pp.; 1-56584-338-X): This entertaining first novel, which earned its Flemish author ``two major Scandinavian literary prizes,'' describes several summer vacations enjoyed by a pair of women friends and their gradually intermingling and interdependent families. Read full book review >

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KILL THE SILENCE by Monika Kørra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An intimate and honest memoir of survival after trauma."
A former Southern Methodist University track star's account of how she survived a brutal rape that changed her life. Read full book review >

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TASTES LIKE MUSIC by Maria Birmingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"An entertaining presentation of a fascinating topic that's more substantive and challenging than it looks. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
What if you couldn't remember a face—even your own? Imagine not being able to forget anything from your past. What if you had Barbie-doll hair, so stiff you couldn't possibly comb it?Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOOK OF WORDS AND PICTURES by Monika Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"There are not enough words available to save this jampacked selection from bursting-at-the-seams busyness. (Board book. 2-4)"
A picture dictionary without much rhyme or reason. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN GIRL by Monika Fagerholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"A genuinely gripping, if demanding novel, the first of an announced two-volume work. Many readers will eagerly await this richly imagined story's continuation."
The death by drowning of the eponymous female during a visit to Finland in 1969 stirs up waves that flow through several lives for years thereafter, in this third novel from the popular European author. Read full book review >