Search Results: "Violet LeMay"


BOOK REVIEW

BABIES AROUND THE WORLD by Puck
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A cheery board book to reinforce the oneness of babykind. (Board book. 2-4)"
Ten babies in 10 countries greet friends in almost 10 languages. Read full book review >

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ARTISTS AND THEIR PETS by Susie Hodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Despite its impressive amount of information, this ultimately comes across as a sanitized list of facts about each artist and the names and types of pets they owned. (glossary, sources, art citations, index) (Collective biography. 8-12)"
Illustrated profiles of 20 famous artists and the pets they owned. Read full book review >

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NEW YORK BABY by Puck
by Puck, illustrated by Violet Lemay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Pretentious. (Board book. 2-3)"
These babies are too posh for their own good. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PRINCE by Violet Haberdasher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2011

"Still, as new friendships form and older ones fade, clouds of war gather and Henry and Frankie finally get around to snogging, this muggleverse's characters, settings and themes offer at least the comfort of familiarity to Harry Potter fans. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Plainly averse to messing with a successful formula (albeit one more closely associated with another author) Haberdasher (pen name for Robyn Schneider) returns to the politically tense "Britonian Isles" of her Knightley Academy (2010) for more boarding school pranks and intrigue. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST OUT AND ABOUT by Violet Peto
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Quibbles aside, this volume should broaden children's verbal skills while providing opportunities for conversation and instruction. (Board book. 1-4)"
Familiar sights of several common childhood excursions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Earnest—but poorly written and tough to digest."
Several years ago, first-time author Franck's brother was convicted of murder. Read full book review >

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THINGS THAT GO by Violet Peto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"With its companion, a suitable introduction to the puzzles found in dentist-office magazines, with the same short-term appeal. (Board book. 2-4)"
A busy book tests the patience of young children who are just learning to read pictures. 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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Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Quirky, spiritual and intellectually creative."
An offbeat Native American-themed story of a legendary being whose mysticism collides with contemporary culture. Read full book review >

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KNIGHTLEY ACADEMY by Violet Haberdasher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"With Henry's discovery that the neighboring Nordlands (think Scotland, with a Stalinist overlay) is secretly preparing for war, the author also crafts a continuing plotline for sequels to this pleasant if unambitious opener. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Offering the comfort of familiarity, "Haberdasher" (aka Robyn Schneider) crafts an alternate-world boarding-school tale set in the loosely confederated Britonian Isles and featuring a trio of commoner lads admitted against all custom to the posh academy where Knights of the Realm are trained. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRANGIPANI HOTEL by Violet Kupersmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"At her best, Kupersmith writes lyrically haunting tales; she's a writer to watch."
In Kupersmith's debut collection, old men shape-shift into serpents, ghostly women lap at bath water, mute twins frighten their own father, a deathly ill man hungers to hear his driver's story, and all have a price to pay. Read full book review >