Search Results: "Violet Kim"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"Deftly written by Douglas-Home, Woodhouse's great-niece and a painter, this book has all the makings of a Masterpiece Theatre hit. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An extraordinary portrait of a remarkable Englishwoman, a musical era, and a time gone by. Read full book review >

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EARTH DAY, BIRTHDAY! by Maureen Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Breezy, with a valuable message tucked inside. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Can "the silliest monkey ever seen" share a birthday...with Earth Day? Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S REMARKABLE RECOVERY by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"This agreeable account should attract new Violet Mackerel followers. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Violet Mackerel makes a new friend while waiting for her tonsillectomy and cements that friendship by singing on the radio. Read full book review >

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VIOLET AND THE MYSTERY NEXT DOOR by Allison Keeme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2011

"All enhance the overall air of high good humor. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A relatively small number of animations and interactive effects embellish an engaging, sometimes laugh-out-loud detective story. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GRAY BUNNY by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An amusing tale, especially for children already familiar with the original folk tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
McGrath extends her series of holiday-themed retellings of "The Little Red Hen" with her third entry, this time focusing on Easter. Read full book review >

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BLEEDING VIOLET by Dia Reeves
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Captivating. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Portero, Texas, is so terrifying that out-of-towners flee in terror. Read full book review >

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SHRINKING VIOLET by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2001

"Wallflowers of all stripes will enjoy watching Violet putting Irwin in his place without raising the hostility level—a tricky, but effective, strategy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of Three Cheers For Catherine the Great (1999) deal inventively with an all-too-common situation in this tale of a shy child finding the inner stuff to withstand a bully's taunts. Read full book review >

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VIOLET CLAY by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1978

"Godwin's quick, amusingly sharp-tongued narrative assigns the feminist slant to a rich undertone rather than an overlay, making this a bright, but not uncompassionate scoring of the corrosive, self-pitying dramas we block out for ourselves when we live our lives as bad fiction."
Flashbacks at the ready, artist Violet Clay—thirtyish, jobless, broke, drinking heavily in her Manhattan digs—broods over life and Art as she sketches her latest freelance assignment in Gothic book jackets: "over two hundred women running away from houses." Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S NATURAL HABITAT by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Still, this sweet family story stands alone and should attract new fans. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Seven-year-old Violet's Theory of Helping Small Things doesn't work out well for a ladybug, but it does inspire her big sister Nicola's successful natural science project. Read full book review >

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VIOLET MACKEREL'S BRILLIANT PLOT by Anna Branford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Violet and her family are original and appealing, a lovely addition to any chapter-book collection of characters. (Fiction. 5-9)"
A collection of small things and a generous gesture win Violet Mackerel the Blue China Bird she's admired for weeks at the Saturday-morning market. Read full book review >

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VIOLET GRENADE by Victoria Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2017

"A dark, twisted stand-alone. (Thriller. 14-adult)"
A homeless girl with a dark secret is taken into a "Home for Burgeoning Entertainers." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >