Search Results: "Renée Fenby"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA by Ludo De Witte
Released: July 1, 2001

"Thoroughly researched, passionately written, deeply disturbing. (1 map, 2 charts, 8 pages b&w photos)"
Indefatigable Dutch sociologist De Witte (Crisis in Kongo, not reviewed) examines the murder of Congolese nationalist leader Patrice Lumumba and unearths a sordid story of corruption, violence, conspiracies, and lies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE VERY TIRED WOMBAT by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Elegant, informative, engaging. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Count from one to 10 with some unusual avian creatures (and the titular mammal). Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE OWLS by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A chipper introduction to the nocturnal animals of Australia. (Board book. 1-5)"
Page by page, small groups of nocturnal Australian animals eat and play the night away. Read full book review >

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ONCE I HEARD A LITTLE WOMBAT by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"A passable visit to the bush. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Australian Outback springs to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 12, 2015

"Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A lush, hypnotic, swoony re-imagining of the "Arabian Nights" framing story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS SIDE OF HOME by Renée Watson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Here's hoping Watson's teen debut will be followed by many more. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The summer before Maya and Nikki's senior year of high school brings new challenges as their previously all-black neighborhood becomes attractive to other ethnic groups. Read full book review >

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DOLLFACE by Renée Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Once it finds its stride, this novel achieves a breathless finish."
A flapper marries into Chicago's North Side mob shortly before that gang challenges Al Capone's South Siders for control of Chicago's rackets. Read full book review >

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THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES by Renée Pawlish
Released: Nov. 3, 2011

"A promising start to a good-humored mystery series worth following."
The promising kickoff to Pawlish's comic mystery series, starring far-from-perfect PI Reed Ferguson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 7, 2012

"With a nod to previous (French) studies by Jean Lacouture, Eric Roussel, Alain Peyrefitte, as well as the general's own extensive memoirs, this work is astute and psychologically probing."
A keen biography conveying the French general's driving sense of destiny. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2004

"A welcome study that sheds new light on recent Chinese history."
A well-done life of the legendary but now little-studied Chinese leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers may find themselves hungry when they finish. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Recognition and identification are the goals of this bilingual alphabet book that combines emotional literacy with nutrition. Read full book review >