Search Results: "Violet Kim"


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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 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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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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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 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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LIVING VIOLET by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Doesn't stand out. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
A standard supernatural-boy-meets-girl romance. Read full book review >

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HAUNTING VIOLET by Alyxandra Harvey
FICTION
Released: June 21, 2011

"A well-paced, clever and scary supernatural-suspense story. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
In Victorian England, the daughter of a fake medium finds herself embroiled in a murder mystery when she starts seeing real ghosts. Read full book review >

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VIOLET WINGS by Victoria Hanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"The well-realized world and believable main character make this a worthwhile read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Fairies, genies, pixies and trolls: material for preschoolers' books? Read full book review >