Search Results: "Sophie Ratcliffe"


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 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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

P.G. WODEHOUSE by P.G. Wodehouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"Editor Ratcliffe's (On Sympathy, 2009) generous annotations and judicious edits give scope to a rich, brilliant, happy, oblivious life."
The life and times of the creator of Bertie and Jeeves, as told to friends and family. 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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR SOPHIE by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2017

"Warmth and quiet humor capture the realities of a new baby in the house. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Waiting for a little sister to be born and then waiting for her to grow up can be trying, but it eventually has its rewards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPRING FOR SOPHIE by Yael Werber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Rural and suburban readers in northern climes will find much to recognize. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl uses all her senses to detect the signs of spring. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE HARTLEY, ON STRIKE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2006

"Funny family hijinks explode into pure hilarity with lively dialogue and a simple plot that reveal the children's growing maturity levels orchestrated by busy, loving parents who are willing to sacrifice a clean house for children with strong character. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Household pandemonium erupts when Sophie Hartley's Mom decides her uncooperative children need a major dose of chores, including a complex rotating job chart. Read full book review >