Search Results: "Patrice Aggs"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VISITOR by Patrice Aggs
Released: March 1, 1999

"Readers may come away with the feeling that the kittens were soothed this time, but that the next time their fears will be just as out of control. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This exploration of the fear of the new and different—the strange, as in "stranger"—is so heavily tilted to the gathering worries of the young protagonists that the ultimate meeting with the object of their concern is supremely anticlimactic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNO DOS TRES by Yanitzia Canetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Thoughtfully designed, this will be welcomed by many who already speak the language, are learning or just wish to plunge right in for bilingual storytimes. ¡Que bueno!(Picture book. 2-7)"
A lovely and unencumbered picture book combines with an infectious CD to introduce Spanish through song. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPY BOOK by Judy Hindley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"Indeed, a lullaby of a book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a sweet sing-song (``When the shadows grow/ and the night creeps round/ and the lights go on/ all over town...''), a gently rhythmic description of people wending their way to bed, while things that ``love the dark'' (stars, owls) come out. Read full book review >

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A SCHOOL FOR BRIDES by Patrice Kindl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"This airy soufflé of a tale, garnished with quirky charm, is an unmitigated delight from start to finish. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Several years after the events of Keeping the Castle (2012), the Winthrop Hopkins Female Academy has opened in the rainy hamlet of Lesser Hoo. The school's mission: to ready eight young ladies, ages 12 to 19, for the marriage market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWL IN LOVE by Patrice Kindl
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The tidying up at the end is a little overneat and abbreviated; otherwise, an unusually strong and original first novel. (Fiction. 10+)"
Owl, 14, is charmingly offbeat; she hangs out at night in a tree near the home of her one love—science teacher Mr. Lindstrom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"May appeal to patient students and scholars."
Blistering examination of American nationalism's dark side. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"A colorful keepsake album about angels all around us."
An illustrated guidebook to supernatural beings in what the author calls "Hidden Realms." Read full book review >

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Released: June 14, 2012

"While the happy ending comes as no surprise, the path to it is funny as well as satisfying, with many nods to Jane Austen along the way. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A romp of a Regency romance told through the discerning voice of a witty teenage beauty whose family needs her to marry for money. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAITH AND DOUBT by Patrice Vecchione
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2007

For her intelligent anthology, Vecchione has chosen poems—the longest of them barely three pages and most only one page—that address questions of faith and its mirror shadow, doubt, in the broadest possible manner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An excellent anthology that should resonate with the teenaged reader. (Poetry. 12+)"
More than 50 poets representing world literature from the ancient Greek Sappho to the contemporary Latina poet Julia Alvarez speak about two common themes that transcend time and culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOSE CHASE by Patrice Kindl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Running the gamut from quiet chuckles to laugh-out-loud guffaws, this promises delight in great profusion to generations of readers now and to come. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Kindl, who brought readers the perfectly droll Owl in Love (1993) and the magically metaphoric Woman in the Wall (1997), this time offers a winsome and wickedly funny fairytale fractured in multiple places. Read full book review >

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LOST IN THE LABYRINTH by Patrice Kindl
FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Worth purchasing for the originality of the perspective and careful realization of the setting, it would do well paired with a new copy of Renault's The King Must Die (cited as suggested further reading). (Fiction. 12+)"
The legends of Theseus and Icarus are here braided together in a historical novel imagined from the Cretan perspective. Read full book review >