Search Results: "Rebecca Barnhouse"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF THE MAIDSERVANT by Rebecca Barnhouse
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"But the heart of the story is the pilgrimage, a dangerous journey filled with privation and hardship, one that opens Johanna's eyes to a wider world and challenges her to grow in competence and stature. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
In the author's note that follows Barnhouse's absorbing novel, readers learn that it was based on the first autobiography ever written in English, a woman's account of a pilgrimage from England to Rome in the 15th century. Read full book review >

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PEACEWEAVER by Rebecca Barnhouse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2012

"Although it depends not a whit on the previous book, it may well drive new readers to it, so they can spend more time in this fascinating, distant place. (Historical fantasy. 12-16)"
The author of the Beowulf-inspired The Coming of the Dragon (2010) returns to sixth-century Scandinavia to tell the story of one of its minor characters. Read full book review >

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THE COMING OF THE DRAGON by Rebecca Barnhouse
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

Shaping her novel around the last part of Beowulf, Barnhouse ponders the question of good leadership in a violent age. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES: REBECCA PODOS, AUTHOR OF LIKE WATER
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Rebecca Podos’ second YA book, Like Water, stars Vanni Espinoza, a New Mexican high schooler who waits tables at her parents’ restaurant and falls for Leigh, a genderqueer mischief-maker. As they try to figure out their futures, their relationship will have to move beyond breaking and entering and smoking weed if it’s going to last. Our reviewer called Like Water ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE WOODS by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Awe-inspiring, exquisitely rendered, indeed 'unforgettable.' (author's note) (Picture book. 4-9)"
In 1914, a 4-year-old boy living in Gowganda, Ontario, witnesses a forest fire that forces people and animals into a nearby lake to survive. Read full book review >

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EERIE DEARIES by Rebecca Chaperon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2014

"Of doubtful utility as an idea book for young slackers but sure to draw a few chuckles from the teen leather-and-lip-ring set—and grown-ups who often find themselves writing or receiving parental notes to the teacher. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
An alphabet of excuses, from "A is for ASTRAL PROJECTION" to "Z is for ZOMBIE APOCALPYSE," channels the gothic spirit of Edward Gorey. Read full book review >

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MISSING MOMMY by Rebecca Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Accessible and tender, this story gives young children a voice and shows how to hold the memory of a loved one close. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told from a young child's point of view, Cobb's moving story respectfully explores the complex emotions a little one may experience while grieving the loss of a parent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT DOUGHNUT PARADE by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"Billy set sail and happily dreamed.' (He eats the doughnut, too!) (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Great Parade begins accidentally with a doughnut tied onto Billy's belt with a string, presumably to free his hands to carry his big birthday box on a cross-town journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK by Rebecca Elgar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Fun until the flaps wear off, which they may from the repeated work-outs this book is certain to enjoy. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's Jack the pup's birthday, and like any inquisitive youngster, he's trying to guess his presents' contents by their shapes. Read full book review >

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MY MOTHER'S SECRET LIFE by Rebecca Emberley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"Emberley arrays the fantasy realm with bright feathers, glitter, beads, tinsel, and neon-colored mesh netting; children won't miss the details of a mother's sparkling nail polish, a broken string of pearls, or the sequined tip of a clown's shoe. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mother's exasperated shout of "This place looks like a three-ring circus!" borders on the literal in this ambiguous concoction in which a young girl's daytime nap leads to dreams of the circus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANTS by Rebecca Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Little animal lovers will enjoy gazing at the photographs while learning a little bit about these creatures' real lives and behaviors. (Board book. 2-3)"
This brief photographic nonfiction offering introduces little ones to the many uses of an elephant's trunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH A GHOST by Rebecca Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A solid guidebook to shelve with similar tomes on caring for monsters, trolls, fairies, dragons, and the like. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Green's picture-book debut is a guidebook that will be useful for anyone lucky enough to meet a ghost. Read full book review >