Search Results: "Vivian Sathre"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 9, 1999

"Emerging readers will be delighted by this unpretentious, comic tale. (Fiction. 6-9)"
paper 0-440-41397-4 Porcine protagonists lend a new twist to an all-too-familiar fairy tale. Read full book review >

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MOUSE CHASE by Vivian Sathre
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The look is refreshingly uncluttered. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A real cat-and-mouse chase that races along in quick-stepping action sentences: ``Whiskers twitch./Mouse runs./Cat chases.'' Mouse hops onto a leaf on a gusty day and rides it up and out of Cat's clutches. Read full book review >

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ON GRANDPA'S FARM by Vivian Sathre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Her illustrations charm readers with clear color sense and composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A quiet paean to the eternal rhythms of country life, from Sathre (Leroy Potts Meets the McCrooks, p. 468, etc.). ``Roosters crow. Read full book review >

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J.B. WIGGLEBOTTOM AND THE PARADE OF PETS by Vivian Sathre
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Indifferent b&w illustrations; the attractive color jacket gives away the ending. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A first novel about a school-sponsored pet show featuring a runaway rhea (entered by Buddy Zimmer, fifth-grade bully and all- around top dog) and a colony of ants that spells out a message on a honey-baited board (entered by J.B., Buddy's victim, desperate to make up for past humiliations). Read full book review >

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THREE KIND MICE by Vivian Sathre
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"One of the most successful aspects of the book is the luxuriant use of space; the layout employs great fields of white that give the gleeful story room to breathe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
These mice are busy, busy, busy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEROY POTTS MEETS THE MCCROOKS by Vivian Sathre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A tall-tale contrivance in a wholly controlled, believable entertainment. (Fiction. 5-8)"
In this Yearling First Choice Chapter Book, Sathre (Three Kind Mice, p. 228, etc.) and Barnes-Murphy (who illustrated Frances Barnes-Murphy's Kings and Queens of Britain, 1996) gather their considerable wit and trot out a tale that will flapdoodle and delight beginning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIVIAN MAIER by Pamela  Bannos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2017

"A sympathetic portrait of an artist who remains elusive."
Biography of a secretive photographer who became legendary after her death. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF VIVIAN by Vivian Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Strictly for fans—mostly under18—who can't get enough of the Web site. Warning: Gushy, girlish prose throughout, with triple exclamation points, triple question marks, and emoticons."
A twentysomething woman in New York . . . sound familiar? Not surprising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIVIAN IN RED by Kristina Riggle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Switching back and forth between modern times and 1930s Broadway, Riggle (Hope Out Loud, 2015, etc.) plays with a number of possible outcomes between the hero and his mysterious vision, though the mystery is never exactly high-stakes."
A Broadway producer of the 1930s is confronted by a vision from his past that may represent a problem in his present. Read full book review >

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VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD by Lauren Sabel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Good, escapist entertainment. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Thrills and action follow a teenage movie star as she tries to escape a shadowy figure who has threatened to kill her. Read full book review >

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VIVIAN APPLE NEEDS A MIRACLE by Katie Coyle
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A distinctive, complex, and thoughtful page-turner certain to leave readers clamoring for more. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Vivian Apple survived one Rapture in Vivian Apple at the End of the World (2015); now, can she survive a second?Read full book review >

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VIVIAN AND THE LEGEND OF THE HOODOOS by Terry Catasús Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"A story that honors both tradition and its young protagonist's desire to live in the present. (bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Paiute protagonist Vivian tries to find a way to connect her people's traditions with the modern world. Read full book review >