Search Results: "Vicky Alvear Shecter"


BOOK REVIEW

CLEOPATRA'S MOON by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Readers will enjoy what is still a romantic and exciting story, but with the tease of such rich material they'll miss the meatiness of such storytellers as Katherine Sturtevant, Megan Whalen Turner or Robin McKinley. (character list, author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Following in a parent's footsteps is never easy…especially when your parents are Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Attractively designed, the book is abundantly illustrated throughout with color representations of art works, maps and photographs of artifacts. (source notes, chronology, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11-15)"
The author of Alexander the Great Rocks the World (2006) offers a lively, informative and aggressively informal portrait of Egypt's last and most famous pharaoh. Read full book review >

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CURSES AND SMOKE by Vicky Alvear Shecter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Romance with benefits. (Historical romance. 12-18)"
An impossible forbidden love in ancient Pompeii delivers history to romance fans. Read full book review >

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THOR SPEAKS! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Showing uncommon foresight, Thor bids adieu with a 'See ya next time, kid!' Return trips are definitely in the offing. (list of gods and monsters, glossary, sources, map, index) (Mythology. 10-13)"
Mortals, do you dare follow the god of "strength and weather and mighty muscles" on a tour through Norse mythology? Read full book review >

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HADES SPEAKS! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"'I'll see you on the other side,' Hades leers—'sooner or later.' At least the terra won't be completely incognita. (index) (Mythology. 10-13)"
A tour of the ancient Greek (and Roman) underworld, squired by Hades and his lovely wife, Persephone. Read full book review >

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ANUBIS SPEAKS! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Staid, dispensable illustrations aside, an informative and unusually lively look at the Egyptian way of death. (cast list, glossary, bibliography, index) (Mythology. 10-13)"
The jackal-headed god dares readers to come along on the sun god Ra's nightly journey through Duat, the Egyptian afterworld, to rebirth. Read full book review >

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VICKY ANGEL by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"What makes this story successful are its honest characters and dialogue, its unique coverage of grief, and its ability to unite readers with Jade's healing process. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jade and Vicky are best friends, "closer than sisters," and although the cover openly reveals Vicky's death, it does not prepare readers for Jade's intense reactions. Read full book review >

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VICKY GOES TO THE DOCTOR by Ifeoma Onyefulu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A sweet, brief glimpse into a universal childhood experience in a very specific place.(Picture book. 4-7)"
Better safe than sorry when you don't feel well. Read full book review >

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GREAT-UNCLE ALFRED FORGETS by Ben Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"They fairly radiate with the affection between these two characters as they struggle to communicate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fragmentary conversation between Emily and Great-Uncle Alfred, who is increasingly forgetful; his questions and statements are sometimes funny, sometimes lyrical, sometimes philosophical, and sometimes saggy—the dialogue is a little too realistic in its stops and starts. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 16, 2016

"Sympathetic yet bracing advice for authors from a fellow writer."
A successful indie author and book marketing consultant outlines how writers can be resilient after rejections in this self-help guide. Read full book review >

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Eat It Later by Michael Alvear
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2015

"A wellness strategy that's more about changing the way one thinks about food than about controlling every morsel that passes one's lips."
A weight-loss guide that relies on the power of delayed gratification to reach one's goals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 21, 2011

"While a little slow and formulaic in fits, this girl-power jaunt into high adventure and romance in a parallel universe launches a promising new trilogy in YA fantasy."
A modern-day Connecticut teenager suddenly shifts dimensions into an alternative America where she finds herself in the body of a love-struck princess in a danger-prone kingdom of intrigues, outlaws and strange creatures. Read full book review >