Search Results: "Sabine Wilharm"


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THE STORY OF THE LITTLE PIGGY WHO COULDN'T SAY NO by Sabine Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Saying 'no' to this piggy should be easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With everyone making demands, what's a little piggy to do? Read full book review >

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HAVING IT & EATING IT by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2002

"Giving a sly nod to genre conventions, Durrant ends with a marriage proposal, but this is no fairy tale, and Maggie's response, along with all that's come before, puts this one head and shoulders above most of the 'chick-lit' that will flank it on the shelves."
British journalist Durrant's first novel follows a familiar trajectory for high-end romantic fiction, yet it's a standout for its rich detail and deceptively weightless prose. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER ME THIS WAY by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Despite the book's shortcomings, the author redeems herself in the end, displaying undeniable growth and sharpened literary skills since her first novel."
Durrant's sophomore effort (Under Your Skin, 2014) tackles the complicated, dark, and disturbing mind of a manipulative and often abusive man who may—or may not—be dead.Read full book review >

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CROSS YOUR HEART, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though at times a bit too familiar, Durrant manages to tell a fun and engaging story. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In her journal, Connie Pickles chronicles seven weeks in her life, during which she sets her mother up with three different men, gets a job, quits a job, marches against the war, gets kissed, almost loses a friend and falls in love. Read full book review >

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BON VOYAGE, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"Funny and heartwarming. (Fiction. 12+)"
Determined to reconnect with her estranged grandparents and forget about ex-crush William (Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles, 2007), 15-year-old Connie embarks on an exchange program to France. Read full book review >

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SHARING DARWIN by Sabine Wichert
Released: Sept. 27, 2000

"One word says it best: ephemeral."
Wichert, a transplanted German Pole, now lives and teaches in Belfast, an equally divided and embattled site of identity. Read full book review >

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UNDER YOUR SKIN by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A decent story and probably Durrant's best to date, but her decision not to explain the plethora of British references could prove a distraction to American readers."
Durrant, whose work includes novels aimed at both children and adults, returns with a dark psychological thriller that's very different from her forays into chick lit. Read full book review >

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MOM, THERE'S A BEAR AT THE DOOR by Sabine Lipan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Verbal and visual humor abound. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bear, a mother, and her child have lively two-way conversations. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE OH SO HORRIBLY HANDSOME! by Eva Dax
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Delightful if a tad one-dimensional. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Read full book review >

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OF COURSE THEY DO! by Marie-Sabine Roger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Since the book was originally published in French, one might excuse the text as 'lost in translation,' but that cannot exonerate the photographs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sturdy paper, large, spare text, and bold colors imply the youngest audience, but both words and pictures are bound to mislead in this poorly composed gender-role primer. Read full book review >

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MINA AND THE BEAR by Sabine Jörg
Released: April 1, 1999

"Mysterious, but lovely. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-7358-1037-0 A book-within-a-book device marks Jîrg's import from Switzerland, which sends readers into a strange, enchanted fantasy world where a grown bear marries a young woman. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2007

"Exotic, but not engaging."
A lackluster account of an unusual childhood. Read full book review >