Search Results: "Sophie Bell"


BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A story that will appeal more to parents than to the target audience. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the relationship between an African-American girl and her grandfather, Fox (Tough Boris, p. 479, etc.) has written a simple tale about the life cycle. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE by Guy Burt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Slight and obliquely told, but dense with atmospherics and creeping dread."
From the British author of The Hole (2001): a first US appearance of a slim, taut, creepy psychological thriller, written when Burt was 19. Read full book review >

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Sophie by Jennie Sargam
Released: June 5, 2015

"Though overlong and occasionally repetitive, this book offers three-dimensional portraits of emotional journeys for young and old alike."
A new-adult coming-of-age story from debut author Sargam. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A treat for dog lovers."
Journalist Pearse tells the heartwarming lost-and-found tale of Sophie, an Australian blue heeler who became an unwitting castaway on St. Bees, an island off the Queensland coast. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE SOMEONE by Hayley Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A creative and memorable story about secrets, lies, and moving on. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
Sophie Nieuwenleven has lived in Belgium for most of her life; now 14, she's beginning to wonder about the odd things her parents say when they're fighting, not to mention certain hazy and mysterious childhood memories that don't add up. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"The enthusiastic narrative often jumps ahead of Bell's story and then backtracks, but there's never a dull moment in the peerless life of this trailblazing character."
From British journalist Howell, a lively biography of the daring Victorian adventurer, archaeologist and author, an early proponent of Arab self-determination. Read full book review >

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OREN BELL by Barbara Hood Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"A promising debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An offbeat story introduces Oren, 12, the only boy in an African-American family consisting of his mother, his overbearing, overachieving twin Latonya, and younger sister Brenda, who is both brilliant and mildly psychic. Read full book review >

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BELIEVING SOPHIE by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This book gets all the nuances right and serves forth a story that readers will mine for gold. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sophie's on the wrong end of a bad rap. Read full book review >

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THE ULTRA VIOLETS by Sophie Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Girls will overlook its flaws to find a superhero story written for them. (Adventure. 8-12)"
The tongue-in-cheek origin story of hypersparkly, girl-power superheroes. Read full book review >

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SAVING SOPHIE by Ronald H. Balson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Complex where it should be simple and vice versa."
A Chicago lawyer resorts to embezzlement and negotiation with terrorists after his daughter is kidnapped. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"A revelation."
This is a unique volume, an artistic autobiography of year-by-year sketchbook drawings, ranging from the scrawls of a two-year-old to a fully developed vision. Read full book review >

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BELL WEATHER by Dennis Mahoney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A pleasant, passable diversion that never quite conquers its tropes or pitfalls."
A young woman's past catches up with her in a magic, recently colonized new world in this historical fantasy from Mahoney (Fellow Mortals, 2013).Read full book review >