Search Results: "Tanya Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

TILLIE PIERCE by Tanya Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Tillie's words bring the sights, sounds and smells of a civilian and teenager experiencing war straight to today's readers in a way a retrospective account cannot. (source notes, suggestions for further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An insightful perspective on one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War seen through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This grim, enlightening tale is most likely to appeal to those who seek out disaster stories or have an interest in American history. (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
During the Civil War, with many men serving in both armies, young women, and even girls, joined the work force, finding employment in armories. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE KITTENS by Tanya Linch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Linch (My Duck, 2000, etc.) gives this oddly-written, deceptively simple folk ditty a playful tone with illustrations featuring a trio of chunky, earth-colored felines sporting comically ingenuous expressions and brightly colored, striped or polka-dotted, paw gear. Read full book review >

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MY DUCK by Tanya Linch
by Tanya Linch, illustrated by Tanya Linch
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A humorous and inspiring exploration of the art of writing that encourages readers to give their imaginations free reign. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl's struggle with the creative process is the focus of this zany tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A contemplative, profoundly moving meditation on life, love and death."
In her debut, Los Angeles Review poetry and translations editor Chernov probes her grief over losing a much-loved father and the inability of contemporary society to accept profound emotion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An eye-opening account of a military in transition."
Biank (Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives, 2006) analyzes the increasingly important role played by women in the military. Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON CUPBOARD by Tanya Byron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A lucid and compassionate memoir."
A British mental health practitioner and media personality's absorbing account of the years she spent as a clinical psychologist-in-training. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDSMITH’S DAUGHTER by Tanya Landman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"However, the plot hardly compels, and there is nothing evocative of reality, making this a failure of fiction as well as of history. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Readers meander through Itacate's childhood in Tenochtitlán observing omens that foretell the arrival of the Spaniards. Read full book review >

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HELL AND HIGH WATER by Tanya Landman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"So riveting that the pages seem to turn of their own accord. (Fiction. 13-adult)"
Murder and mystery abound in this engrossing and atmospheric tale set in 18th-century England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, Melich's history is thorough and her rage well substantiated at every turn."
A lucid and passionate insider's indictment of the Republican party's misogynist political strategies and, even more valuable, an explanation of how they evolved. Read full book review >

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WHO LIVES HERE? by Tanya Roitman
ANIMALS
Released: May 18, 2007

"There's not much 'here' here, but recent board-book graduates should be pleased, briefly. (Picture book. 2-3)"
Printed on six house-shaped, nested sheets of card stock that successively increase in size, this extremely simple tale likely has more to offer toddlers who mainly groove on turning pages than those who want a fully realized story. Read full book review >