Search Results: "Vera Brosgol"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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WHAT'S THAT, GIRL? TIMMY'S FALLEN DOWN A WELL?
by Leila Roy

I can’t seem to get away from abandoned wells lately. And boy oh boy, they TERRIFY me, both in story form and in real life. They’re so ubiquitous in Maine that growing up, my parents were ALWAYS warning me about them, and then, years later, The Ring didn’t assuage my fears any.

In adult life, we had one in ...


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HIDE AND SEEK IN THE WILD
by Julie Danielson

As all caretakers know, there’s a window of childhood, the one in which separation anxiety also tends to rear its head, in which young children gently push their boundaries for independence and self-reliance. It’s a balancing act for both the adult and the child—to shorten the small one’s leash and encourage exploration. Three brand-new picture books on shelves, all set ...


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SAND RUNNER by Vera Brook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2017

"This book's swift pace and passionate characters make up for a familiar premise."
A young man must brave exceedingly treacherous courses and fierce, deadly competitors to win a popular footrace in Brook's YA dystopian sci-fi debut. Read full book review >

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VERA’S BABY SISTER by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Whether with fans of Vera's previous appearances or listeners who are adjusting to new siblings themselves, this gentle adventure should find a warm welcome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rosenberry sorts out sibling rivalry with her usual straightforward approach to challenging childhood milestones. Read full book review >

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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 >

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LUCKY SONG by Vera B. Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The overall effect is as lively and spontaneous as a child's perfect day—and that makes this a very lucky song for readers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Lucky Erie—what she wants, she gets. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1990

"Perfect to share at bedtime with baby or toddler."
Three wonderfully simple vignettes that speak volumes through their juxtaposition. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY BURNING by Yvonne Vera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Evocative but drenched in often overwrought imagery ('sees the sky peel off the earth that is the distance between the land and the sky'; 'her body a flame searching: nothing can sanction courage but desire') that makes for a diffuse fable more than a particularized novel."
A poignant tale of love and ambition overwhelmed by self-consciously poetic prose: in a first US appearance for Zimbabwean author Vera. Read full book review >

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NO TIME TO CRY by Vera Leinvebers
Released: Oct. 28, 2011

"An honest, heartbreaking story of a child exposed to prolonged war and how the psychological effects of war can linger into adulthood."
A beautifully written memoir about the author's horrific childhood experiences in Latvia during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTRESSES by Vera Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1999

"Not entirely convincing—the narrative is patchy and erratic, with many jarring moments—though fans of Chapman's trilogy (and The Notorious Abbess, 1997) will want to investigate."
This prequel to a 1970s feminist Arthurian trilogy (The Green Knight; The King's Damosel; King Arthur's Daughter) appears posthumously, Chapman having died in 1996, aged 98. Read full book review >