Search Results: "Vera Brosgol"


BOOK REVIEW

LEAVE ME ALONE by Vera Brosgol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Understatedly funny, just like the Eastern European folk tales on whose shoulders it stands. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Knitters will find their niches and click their needles—wherever. Read full book review >

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ANYA'S GHOST by Vera Brosgol
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"A book sure to haunt its reader long after the last past is turned—exquisitely eerie. (Graphic supernatural fiction. 12 & up)"
A deliciously creepy page-turning gem from first-time writer and illustrator Brosgol finds brooding teenager Anya trying to escape the past—both her own and the ghost haunting her. Read full book review >

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VERA RIDES A BIKE by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"The top-drawer story comes with equally fine artwork—soaked watercolors that unfurl across the page—and characterizations, from Vera's poses to her trim, Botticelli-esque mother's clodhoppers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A welcome return of Vera, Rosenberry's rough-cut alter-ego. Read full book review >

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VERA RUNS AWAY by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Vera is a spunky little heroine, with plenty of pluck left for more childhood adventures in a winning series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Running away to escape an unappreciative family is a nearly universal developmental stage of four- or five-year-olds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREEING VERA by Elissa A. Raffa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"A meandering account of change and the ties that bind."
A slow-moving tale of one woman's ongoing struggles to make peace with herself and her family. Read full book review >

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VERA GOES TO THE DENTIST by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Now we know why God invented dental hygienists, seat belts, and tic-tac-toe. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Why do you need to go to the dentist if all your teeth are going to fall out anyway? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMEMBERING VERA by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A fitting addition to the annals of doggy courage. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A stirring tribute to an abandoned dog who became a Coast Guard hero. Read full book review >

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VERA GRAN by Agata Tuszynska
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A great choice for Gran devotees or World War II enthusiasts, but too limited in scope for general readers."
Highlights from the life of singer Vera Gran (1916-2007) give a deeper look into the cost of surviving the Holocaust and the struggles that haunt those who did. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN VERA WAS SICK by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Even though the text is sound, the illness is as drawn out as children believe it is, and the ending is reassuring, the illustrations make the experience frightening and endless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a picture-book memoir about a terrible case of spots (chicken pox, measles), Rosenberry tells about little Vera. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ by A.S. King
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The author depicts the journey to overcome a legacy of poverty, violence, addiction and ignorance as an arduous one, but Vera's path glimmers with grace and hope. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A harrowing but ultimately redemptive tale of adolescent angst gone awry. Read full book review >