Search Results: "Wanda Coven"


BOOK REVIEW

HEIDI HECKELBECK AND THE COOKIE CONTEST by Wanda Coven
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"While somewhat pedestrian fare, this easy-to-read series installment goes down easy enough. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A touch of magic changes boring cookies into something "special" in this early chapter book about cooking and following one's own heart. Read full book review >

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HEIDI HECKELBECK HAS A SECRET by Wanda Coven
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"Heidi Heckelbeck may have a secret, but in the end it is too little, too late. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Homeschooled Heidi Heckelbeck is about to be a brand-new second grader at Brewster Elementary, and she is none too happy about it. Read full book review >

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WANDA GÁG by Deborah Kogan Ray
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

Wanda Gág's millions and billions and trillions of fans will be as enthralled by her true life's story as they are by her made-up ones. Read full book review >

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WANDA AND THE FROGS by Barbara Azore
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"Azore's substantial text palatably folds in a bit of educational information, and Graham's warm, subtle pastels merit multiple viewings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While walking through a park, young Wanda finds a puddle, made by the melting snow, full of tadpoles. Read full book review >

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LOVING WANDA BEAVER by Alison Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Overall, then, a charming, graceful collection."
A quirky, diffuse, and quietly satisfying second collection from the author of How I Came West, and Why I Stayed (1993). Read full book review >

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Keys to the Coven by Vicky Loebel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"The entertaining start of an epic supernatural series."
A witty urban-fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER WANDA WANTED by Jude Wisdom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Simply fun from a great new artist. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wanda's parents love her so much that they give her everything she wants, but their generosity has some bad, if predictable, side effects. Read full book review >

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WHO IN HELL IS WANDA FUCA by G.M. Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 26, 1995

"First-novelist Ford does less well, though, treating all his characters—including the allegedly unforgettable spitfire Caroline—as so many faceless floaters."
It's not a who, it's where—the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Seattle—and its patron saint is raffish shamus Leo Waterman, whose politico father used to hang with the likes of aging mobster Tim Flood. Read full book review >

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RITS by Wanda Boeke
by Wanda Boeke, translated by Wanda Boeke
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Despite the stress, the boy's honest and often amusing depictions of his feelings and observations will leave readers smiling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Diaries are for girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A detailed explanation of an alternative therapy and its potential benefits."
A comprehensive introduction to energy therapy for people and their pets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS by Wanda Gag
Released: Aug. 8, 1938

"These will welcome this version, closer to the original in spirit and language, and illustrated by a favorite artist."
There are many who have been reluctant to give way to the fascination of Walt Disney's free adaptation of the old fairy tale; there are others who have grown thoroughly tired of its intrusion into so many fields. Read full book review >

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JAZZ & TWELVE O’CLOCK TALES by Wanda Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A flawed but not altogether unworthy exploration of race, class and the human condition."
An award-winning poet (The Riot Inside Me: More Trials and Tremors, 2005, etc.) presents a collection of short fiction. Read full book review >