Search Results: "Phoebe Kitanidis"


BOOK REVIEW

GLIMMER by Phoebe Kitanidis
Released: April 17, 2012

"Touches on it all—sex, ghosts, magic and dystopia—but masters none of it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Two teens from opposite ends of the high-school caste system investigate their own identities and learn a hellishly perfect town's provenance. Read full book review >

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WHISPER by Phoebe Kitanidis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"Although the too-tidy ending feels rushed and the story is not as solid as Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy, fans of the genre will likely enjoy it. (Paranormal. YA)"
Just like her older sister, Jessica, her mother and every female ancestor before her, 15-year-old Joy Stefani can "Hear" people's innermost desires, which her family calls "Whispers." Read full book review >

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SONYA'S CHICKENS by Phoebe Wahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A reassuring story about death in the natural world, thoughtfully designed and illustrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A father's thoughtful explanation provides a helpful perspective for a child's loss. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by Phoebe Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Nice. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-11)"
When Joseph is born, his grandfather fashions a beautiful blue blanket embroidered with stars. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WIND BEARS GO DANCING by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Stone's woolly cloud creatures will bring comfort to little ones distressed by thunder claps; a striking nighttime palette of purple, deep blue, and orange perfectly counters any sentimentalism in the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rhyme to soften the roar of thunderclouds and the flash of lightning by transforming them. Read full book review >

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STARBREAK by Phoebe North
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"While the refugee issues are deep and Terra's solutions, inventive and wise, this is really for fans of destiny romance. (Science fiction/romance. 12-16)"
A teen's predestined true love is an alien plant-boy, and her refugee spaceship needs to land on his hostile planet. Read full book review >

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Released: March 11, 1999

"Asian women who want to understand themselves in relation to language, history, and the rest of humanity would do better to reread The Woman Warrior. (Author tour)"
In this hybrid of inspirational creed, personal memoir, anecdotal reportage, and political pamphlet, Eng exhorts Asian-American women to face their issues—and conquer them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Well-written and fascinating, though its appeal may be limited to the terminally food-obsessed."
An insider's look at the first two years of Per Se, Thomas Keller's New York complement to his legendary Napa Valley restaurant, French Laundry. Read full book review >

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ROMEO BLUE by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Patient readers will nevertheless enjoy this combination spy novel/coming-of-age story. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
In the sequel to The Romeo and Juliet Code (2011), 12-year-old Flissy's World War II adventures continue. Read full book review >

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STARGLASS by Phoebe North
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 23, 2013

"For nail-biting suspense aboard a generation ship, see Beth Revis' Across the Universe (2011); but for Jewishness and gay characters in space, a poignantly lovely frame story about leaving Earth and a lonely kid seeking something to invest in, this is it. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
On a generation ship that left Earth 500 years ago, a teenager grapples with disillusionment and emotional isolation as her society nears the planet it intends to land on. Read full book review >

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THE ROMEO AND JULIET CODE by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The pacing is deliberately slow, yet Felicity's growing awareness of how she can help heal the troubled adults makes this an eminently satisfying read. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Eleven-year-old Londoner Felicity has been left by her parents, Danny and Winnie, for the duration of World War II at the mansion her grandmother, uncle and aunt share on a Maine bluff overlooking the sea. Read full book review >