Search Results: "Virginia Euwer Wolff"


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THE MOZART SEASON by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FICTION
Released: May 15, 1991

"Her season of discovery—of Mozart, her own roots, and the creative balance between life's traumas and trivia—marks a fine achievement. (Fiction. 12+)"
With the same thoughtful attention to original characterization that we saw in Probably Still Nick Swansen (1988), Wolff now offers a book for a slightly younger audience. Read full book review >

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MAKE LEMONADE by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hopeful—and powerfully moving. (Fiction. 10+)"
Wolff follows her rich portrait of a gifted young musician (The Mozart Season, 1991, ALA Notable) with a spare, beautifully crafted depiction of a 14-year-old whose goal of escaping poverty is challenged by friendship with a single teenage mother. Read full book review >

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TRUE BELIEVER by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This is a coming-of-age story with both bite and heart, which poses more questions than it answers but never runs out of hope. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When Wolff writes a book, it's an event. Read full book review >

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THIS FULL HOUSE by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The audacity of hope, indeed. (Fiction. 13-15)"
The long-awaited conclusion to the trilogy begun with 1993's Make Lemonade delivers on its promise. Read full book review >

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BAT 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Wolff (Make Lemonade, 1993, etc.) is especially deft in creating a transforming, bittersweet post-war atmosphere and winning portraits of members of the communities who support, respect, and encourage their young girls, but come to question their own roles in the tragedy. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In Bear Creek Ridge and Barlow, two small Oregon towns, everyone is looking forward to the Bat 6 girls' softball game of 1949. Read full book review >

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SEE HOW HIGH SHE FLIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Cover Story: Fire and Snakes and Symbols, Oh My

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Straight Up with a Twist

Bonus Factor: Witchcraft and Wizardry

Relationship Status: Adventure Partner

 

Cover Story: Fire and Snakes and Symbols, Oh My

I think this cover is pretty good—eye-catching, especially with ...


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BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

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WHERE, OH WHERE, IS BABY BEAR? by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Twilit enchantment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mama and Baby Bear are back, enjoying a summer evening of foraging enlivened by an enthusiastic game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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WHEN LUCY GOES OUT WALKING by Ashley  Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A dog-lover's look at the changing seasons. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's forays into the outside world give the youngest readers a glance at the typical weather in a northerly clime and activities popular for each of the 12 months of the year, as well as a look at how quickly a puppy grows up. Read full book review >

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Released: March 16, 1992

"When he keeps to his subject, he can be mesmerizing, but he tends to wander into uncharted waters, where he frequently gets lost."
Nine autobiographical essays by novelist Wolff (The Final Club, 1990, etc.), whose own early-life adventures would make Tom Jones blanch. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK IN THE WILD
by Julie Danielson

As all caretakers know, there’s a window of childhood, the one in which separation anxiety also tends to rear its head, in which young children gently push their boundaries for independence and self-reliance. It’s a balancing act for both the adult and the child—to shorten the small one’s leash and encourage exploration. Three brand-new picture books on shelves, all set ...


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THE AGE OF CONSENT by Geoffrey Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1995

"Except for the sluggish mid-section that recalls the past too lengthily and lovingly, an absorbing tale of monstrous evil with an all too human face. (Author tour)"
In his fifth novel, Wolff (The Final Club, 1990, etc.) deftly mixes a detective-like investigation with rites of passage longueurs to unmask a contemporary serpent in an equally contemporary paradise. Read full book review >