Search Results: "Tanya Landman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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I AM APACHE by Tanya Landman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Constantly engrossing, this offering will engage young readers in a way no textbook can. (historical note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. YA)"
This absorbing tale of a teenage Apache girl who becomes a warrior comes to readers from a British author fascinated by the subject. Read full book review >

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MARY’S PENNY by Tanya Landman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"A sweet, artistic fable in the brains-over-brawn genre. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A grown-up girl ingeniously solves a puzzle, winning something she deserves. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, TANYA by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1992

"A lovely, warm story about dancing, learning, and respecting one's own unique identity while adapting to an activity with established rules. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The beguiling preschooler who won the right to go to dancing lessons with her big sister in Dance, Tanya (1989) discovers that the class poses an unexpected challenge: distracted by the teacher's claps and her loud counting voice, Tanya has trouble following the music. Read full book review >

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TANYA STEPS OUT by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"Tutu pinks and toe-shoe pastels are balanced with the greens and beiges of the animals, and the slightly goofy expressions on the faces of the human dancers keep the whole thing from becoming fluff. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tanya Steps Out ($13.95; Sept. 10, 1996; 10 pp.; 0-399-22936-1): French ballet terms can be daunting for children; while this book does not provide much help with pronunciations or exact translations, it compares ballet steps to animal movements. Read full book review >

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TANYA AND THE RED SHOES by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Brava, Tanya—come back again for another encore. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Talented little Tanya is growing up, and she's starring now in her sixth story from collaborators Gauch and Ichikawa (Presenting Tanya the Ugly Duckling, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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TANYA AND EMILY IN A DANCE FOR TWO by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"An unusually appealing book with an unobtrusive message: Tanya may never match Emily's achievement, but when she shows her friend the playful side of their art, both are enriched. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
The little girl first introduced in Dance, Tanya (1989) isn't the most talented member of her dance class, but she's the most exuberant; she dances always and everywhere, even in bed at night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REGRET by Janet Landman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Erudite, intense, and intellectually demanding."
A spirited if scholarly examination of the nature of regret. 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 >

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 >