Search Results: "Petra Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2012

"Highly recommended for anyone interested in architecture, classical history or travel photography."
Stunning panoramic views of Petra, one of the world's archaeological treasures, adorn this beautifully designed coffee table book. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WIND BLEW by Petra Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Gently shows how forest devastation (even when due to natural causes) affects many creatures large and small. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young bear cub learns what truly makes a home. Read full book review >

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BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD by Petra Brown
illustrated by Petra Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A warm introduction to an old favorite. (Board book. 1-3)"
The American classic is presented with some cuddly illustrations. Read full book review >

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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

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MARGUERITE'S FOUNTAIN by Rachel Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"A classic, traditional tale of heroine, villain, and hero—perhaps too traditional. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this British picture-book melodrama, a dancing mouse named Marguerite is bullied by the rat Randolph and eventually rescued by the shy but heroic mouse Benjamin. Read full book review >

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PETRA K. AND THE BLACKHEARTS by M. Henderson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nevertheless, a remarkable and distinctive offering for devoted fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A breathless—for the most part page-turning—adventure pits a poor, fatherless girl against all sides in a battle for a dragon's heart and a city's freedom. Read full book review >

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RAGS, HERO DOG OF WWI by Margo Theis Raven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2014

"Young readers interested in dog or wartime stories will find Rags an appealing hero. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A scrawny mutt is rescued in Paris by an American soldier during WWI, and the smart, intuitive Rags becomes a wartime hero. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S CHRISTMAS WISH by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Perhaps a little too sweet in tone for some, but most grandmas would love to read this to a grandchild. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A gray grandma bunny expresses her love for her little bunny grandbaby in this sweetly sentimental sequel to Grandma Loves You! (2013). Read full book review >

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I WILL KEEP YOU SAFE AND SOUND by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though well-intentioned and decently executed, nothing new or exciting lies within. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Spare text in rhyming couplets and a soothing refrain provide young readers with a cozy glimpse of animal babies and their parents enjoying their natural habitats. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA LOVES YOU! by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unabashedly idealized but nevertheless wholehearted hymn to grandmotherhood (Picture book. 2-4)"
The arrival of a new grandchild is joyously celebrated in this grandmotherly ode to their new life together. Read full book review >

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MOMMY LOVES YOU by Helen Foster James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2017

"In the end, this joins the crowded ranks of cute books in verse vying for new mothers' attention and doesn't really stand out. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Following titles dedicated to grandmas and grandpas, the author-illustrator duo tackles mothers. Read full book review >