Search Results: "Silke Voigt"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOW RABBIT by Silke  Voigt
by Silke Voigt, illustrated by Silke Voigt, developed by Emagicbook
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Still, this watercolor wonderland of a story is a lovely holiday confection. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A wintry tale about friendship and the snowball effect of wishes come true. Read full book review >

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THE WINGS OF A FALCON by Cynthia Voigt
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Grand, thought-provoking entertainment. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the mythical land of Jackaroo (1985), another long tale crowded with action and driven by its themes, with well- individualized characters carefully devised to enact them. Read full book review >

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BAD GIRLS by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Unrepentant to the end, this pair of unlikable but admirably capable mavericks outmatch even Barbara Robinson's Herdman family for sheer sand. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A distinguished writer is at the top of her form in a sharp and sassy tale of two fifth-grade troublemakers. Read full book review >

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DAVID AND JONATHAN by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and challenging. (Fiction. YA)"
A compelling triangle: Hank, 16, child of an upper-crust Bostonian and a penniless composer; his best friend Jonathan, whose mother, a Holocaust survivor, runs a restaurant with her husband; Jonathan's cousin David, 21, who leaves a psychiatric hospital to live with Jonathan's family in a last hope of alleviating his depression. Read full book review >

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THE VANDEMARK MUMMY by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Lightweight (as intended), compared to most of Voigt's books, but neatly plotted and thoroughly satisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In her first mystery since The Callender Papers (1983), a Newbery winner spins an entertaining tale concerning the abduction of a mummy that is part of a controversial bequest to "Vandemark College" in Maine. Read full book review >

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IZZY, WILLY-NILLY by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1986

"Izzy is a winner."
Izzy, a nice 15-year-old in the best sense of that overused word, restructures her life after losing a leg in an automobile accident. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF KINGS by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not a stand-alone book, this conclusion will appeal to those who enjoy a challenging read and who have followed Max's previous adventures. (Adventure. 10-14)"
In the final act of the Mister Max trilogy, the 12-year-old solutioneer is confronted with his biggest problem yet: masterminding the rescue of his parents, held captives as king and queen of a small South American country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: July 1, 2006

"Subplots pad the whole, but do not advance plot or character development—a shame in an otherwise wickedly delicious offering. (Fiction. 12+)"
Mikey and Margalo, the redoubtable Bad Girls, are back for ninth grade and a new set of conflicts with both peers and authority figures. Read full book review >

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BAD, BADDER, BADDEST by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A rich, entertaining episode featuring a pair of Voigt's most memorable characters since the Tillermans. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Fresh from their debut (Bad Girls, 1996), sixth-graders Mikey and Margalo cement their gloriously improbable friendship in a painful—sometimes side-splitting—effort to save Mikey's parents' marriage. Read full book review >

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ORFE by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A powerful novel—brief and deceptively easy to read—that's fashioned with imagination and skill. (Fiction. 14+)"
Enny and Orph are friends in grade school; bright and idiosyncratic, both are outcasts, but Orph helps Enny learn to face down the bullies who torment her with stories full of hate and pain. Read full book review >

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A SOLITARY BLUE by Cynthia Voigt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 9, 1983

"However, Jeff's own feelings at every stage are compellingly real and affecting; the growing closeness between him and his father is moving and subtly developed; and his own emotional development and growing character (that old-fashioned term is the only word for it) brings out Voigt at her best, as well."
This is the story of Jeff Greene, the guitar-playing high school boy Dicey Tillerman meets in Dicey's Song (1982)—but the connection isn't made until near the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LIFE by Karel Schoeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"For all that Schoeman's novel summons up grand themes, its handling of them is subtle and sometimes mysterious, arriving at its most powerful moments unpredictably and honestly."
In this decades-spanning novel, an Afrikaner woman looks back at her life and the slow evolution of her family. Read full book review >