Search Results: "Teri Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

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VELVET UNDERCOVER by Teri Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A slow-burning tale of espionage and deceit that explores the complexities and moral uncertainties of war. (Historical fiction. 13-17) "
A British girl with a brilliant mind is recruited into a shadow organization to extract an unnamed spy—and hopefully learn about her missing father. Read full book review >

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BORN OF ILLUSION by Teri Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"With an eye-catching jacket cover, this wordy mix of magic, history and romance will appeal to fans of Libba Bray. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
Newly arrived in the exciting Jazz Age-era New York City world of mentalists, mediums and séances, can Anna Van Housen hide her gifts from her jealous mother, even as her visions become more frightening? And is she really Harry Houdini's illegitimate daughter? Read full book review >

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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

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BORN OF DECEPTION by Teri Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"A must-read for fans of historical fantasy. (Historical fantasy. 13-16)"
American Anna Van Housen, gifted teenage empath and illusionist, finds herself newly expatriated in Europe, but the dangers (and romantic tension) are just as great across the pond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"The clever and expertly written story will tickle the funny bones of the nursery-school set, although the clutter of the comic illustrations—with dialogue balloons, lines indicating movement, and frenetic action—makes this better for lap-sharing than story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A wild and silly tale is told in rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Sweet wondrous life to live' seems—well, sweet, it's also piquantly ironic in light of the struggles awaiting these promising, much-beloved children. (Poetry. 5+)"
Enchanting period photos of young African-Americans, which Myers collected from "dusty bins in antique shops, flea markets, auction houses, and museum collections." Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But with Sloat's frisky rhymed text and Westcott's sunny watercolor cartoons, it's even more clearly a breezy lesson in compassion. (Picture book. 5-7)"
It's baaaaad news for the sheep when Farmer Brown (The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown, 1995) brings out the shears. Read full book review >

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BE BROWN! by Barbara Bottner
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Still, as a first outing for a new reader, this commands attention. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bottner's simple tale concerns a young boy with a need to control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A stirring life story recounted in straightforward, serviceable prose."
Biography of the disabled Irish artist and author whose life story inspired the Oscar-winning film My Left Foot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASIC BROWN by Willie Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"The scattershot narrative, breakneck gallop through topics large and small, seductive name-dropping and, above all, Brown's impregnable self-confidence add up to what feels like a genuine encounter with an unforgettable character."
The legendary California politician and power broker struts his stuff. Read full book review >