Search Results: "Tanya Landman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"Though replete with engaging vignettes, Erzen's work is too narrowly focused and unrevealing."
Erzen (Religion and Gender Studies/Univ. of Puget Sound; Fanpire: The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love It, 2012, etc.) examines the rise of ministries in some of America's largest prison systems, critiquing their motives and effectiveness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Despite its excess of minutiae, Biank has created a vivid picture of life today as a military spouse that may give any prospective bride second thoughts."
A close look at the lives of four Army wives at Fort Bragg that depicts the challenges and stresses of being married to the military. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"An exceptionally well-researched, lovingly crafted and important tribute to unsung American heroes. (photographs, chronology, sources note, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
The fascinating untold story of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, America's first black paratroopers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCUS PARADE by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Lois Ehlert's Circus and Dr. Seuss's To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street are better bets. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Clowns, bears, monkeys, majorettes, acrobats, bands and strong men are among the many who march when the circus parade comes through town. Read full book review >