Search Results: "Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETI’S SCHOOL by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Together, the talented team offers up another winning peek at a life that's different but the same. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the beginning there was Elizabeti's Doll (1998), then, Mama Elizabeti (2000). Read full book review >

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MAMA ELIZABETI by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"After supper, as Mama cradles Flora, Elizabeti rocks Obedi to sleep in her arms—a peaceful end to a trying, important day in her life. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lightning doesn't strike twice, but this sweet sequel to the wonderful, award-winning Elizabeti's Doll (1998) will hit a chord in any child who has had to care for a younger sibling. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETI'S DOLL by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stuve-Bodeen's debut is quirky but believable, lightly dusted with cultural detail, and features universal emotions in an unusual setting. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Charmed by her new baby brother, Elizabeti decides that she wants a baby of her own; she picks up a smooth rock, names it Eva and washes, feeds, and changes her, and carries her about in her cloth kanga. Read full book review >

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A SMALL BROWN DOG WITH A WET PINK NOSE by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"This outing should please young readers, especially those for whom a dog is a most important desire—and children rule. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Of late in picture books it seems that the classic order of children and parents has reversed: Children are the wise ones who fool and rule their elders. Read full book review >

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BABU’S SONG by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A tad idealistic, but warmly told. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this realistic tale of a young boy in Tanzania, Stuve-Bodeen, a former Peace Corps volunteer, explores the relationship between Bernardi, who wants nothing more than to attend school and get a real soccer ball, and his grandfather, a wonderfully creative toymaker who has lost the ability to speak. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Not much real mystery or detection here, but plenty of surprises from old pro Graham (Ross Poldark, etc., etc.)."
Vacationing in India with her married lover Errol Colton, Stephanie Locke accidentally discovers his connection with the drug trade and returns home uncertain about what to do—and, on the evidence, still undecided at the time of her death of a barbiturate overdose shortly thereafter. Read full book review >

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Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Effective drama about the tenacity of family love."
A debut novella about a grandmother's hope to be reunited with her granddaughter, who was given up for adoption. Read full book review >

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STABBING STEPHANIE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Perhaps the most egregious yet of the recent spate of alleged mysteries that bury detection in a morass of domestic detail."
Literary agent Jane Stuart (Hanging Hannah, 2000, etc.) has just been getting her life back together after the traffic-accident death of her husband Kenneth. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE THE FROG by Anna  Cywinska
illustrated by Anna Cywinska, developed by Krecha Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2012

"Short, sweet and shallow. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This glorified game of paper dolls offers a basic lesson about what to wear in winter, summer, spring and fall. Read full book review >

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SHIPWRECK ISLAND by S.A. Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"More tantalizing appetizer than full entrée, this book will leave readers hungry for a second helping. (Adventure. 10-13)"
The first in a series, a contemporary castaway tale featuring a blended family. Read full book review >

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THE GARDENER by S.A. Bodeen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 25, 2010

"Nevertheless, it's enjoyable, escapist fare that many readers will enjoy. (Science fiction. YA)"
Inspired imagination overcomes uninspired writing to keep this futuristic story trotting along. Read full book review >