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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BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STONE VIRGINS by Yvonne Vera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A fine, excruciatingly delineated portrayal of the malevolent effects of war on a people."
The Zimbabwean war against British rule—and the subsequent civil turmoil of the 1980s—are backdrop for the author's latest African tale of maimed, haunted lovers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Vera is one of the freshest, most evocative prose writers since Ondaatje, her sophisticated lyricism offering a poised tension as it details shattered landscapes, bodies, and dreams."
Two early novels showing the mesmerizing poeticism of Zimbabwean Vera (Butterfly Burning, 2000), this time in the lives and fortunes of two young women seeking a measure of solace in a war-torn, poverty-ridden, yet naturally beautiful land. Read full book review >