Search Results: "Véronique Van den Abeele"


BOOK REVIEW

STILL MY GRANDMA by Véronique Van den Abeele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Although Camille's process of accepting Grandma's new circumstances is unexplained, this is a gentle, effective, albeit slightly simplified tale of this increasingly common disease. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Camille and her grandma clearly share a very special relationship. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S DEN by Susan Beth Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Despite that, Joey's acceptance of the facts of his life is believable and often touching. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Pfeffer (Justice for Emily, 1997, etc.) takes a stab at the perennial theme of a child's search for an idealized parent. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 4, 2012

"A hopeful, helpful primer from a teacher with hands-on success in dealing with dyslexia."
Debut author van den Honert shares her experiences using neurological research to teach dyslexic junior high school students how to read. Read full book review >

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DUKE'S DEN by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sweet and lively. (Fiction. 8-11)"
An 11-year-old girl does her best to protect her mom's new tenants as they run an animal-rescue center out of the basement. Read full book review >

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FIND ME by Laura van den Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A sad story about a sad girl slouching toward the end of the world."
In the last days of modern civilization, a young orphan from Boston makes her way across the dangerous wastelands of America. Read full book review >

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THE ISLE OF YOUTH by Laura van den Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A mesmerizing collection of stories about the secrets that keep us."
A gifted American fiction writer tackles little slivers of crime from the points of view of young women on the verge of self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEVIL'S DEN by Timothy Ashby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2011

"Real people, real events and the still-charged reverberations of the Civil War provide a provocative framework for a 1920s-era mystery neatly told with meticulous historical detail and enjoyable twists."
In a mystery by former U.S. Department of Commerce official Ashby, the 1923 murder of a Civil War veteran leaves a trail of conspiracy, cover-up and corruption stretching from the Battle of Gettysburg to the halls of the Harding-era Congress and the fledgling Bureau of Investigation (precursor to the FBI). Read full book review >

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INTO THE LION'S DEN  by Linda Fairstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"This likable gumshoe follows the trail from the library lions on 42nd Street to Brooklyn Public Library's Central Building, and readers will be happy to go right along with her. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Someone is stealing rare maps from the New York Public Library, and a preteen detective is on the case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Van Ripplewink by Paul Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A serious novel with an amusing premise."
Clayton (In the Shape of a Man, 2013, etc.) updates the story of Rip Van Winkle in this social novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A singular, critical look inside this compelling Arab nation."
An American journalist working in Syria provides an up-close, somewhat incomplete portrait of a tense country struggling to extricate itself from Lebanon amid U.S. sanctions during the mid 2000s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL'S DEN by James R. Babb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Racial and cultural stereotypes accompanied by an ill-constructed plot do a disservice to young readers unfamiliar with this time period. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
It's 1881, and Brody Martin and his adult Cherokee friend, Joseph, are on the run in Indian Territory. Read full book review >