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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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

Recent attention paid to pioneer women pilots, long overdue, has produced both individual and collective biographies; this salute to their enterprising spirits flies above the rest. 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 >

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Released: Sept. 23, 1940

"Her first love — a break — a new beau — then scholarship to the Art Student's League in New York."
A buoyant record of a girl and artist, between fifteen and twenty four. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Despite labored storytelling and fairly pedestrian prose, this is an important book because it helps readers understand the false-confession phenomenon, which accounts for a significant percentage of wrongful convictions."
True-crime story with an unusual—and inspiring—angle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Not quite the grand meditation it sets out to be, but as a portrait of young and old generations finding a way to make the land work in difficult times, this is lovely stuff."
Yuppie angst in a Virginia orchard, with strands of Thoreau, Quaker sternness, and unabashed capitalism. Read full book review >

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DANI BENNONI by Bart Moeyaert
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"While older teens may have some interest in the psychological aspects of the plot, they are unlikely to relate to the narrator's young voice. (Fiction. YA)"
A dark secret between a youngster and a teenager comes to light in this novella by Flemish author Moeyaert. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"The result—wistful prose tinged with irony—is best suited to mature readers, similarly equipped to cast a net back on childhood memories. (Memoir. 10-13)"
Moeyaert's memoir, translated from the Flemish, consists of 42 brief vignettes of childhood exploits with six older brothers. Read full book review >

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NOTHING AT ALL by Wanda Gag
Released: Sept. 22, 1941

"Certainly older in its appeal than Nillians Cats where the text was negligible."
What a lot of story Wanda Gag can get into her pictures and simple text — and story that, even with its fantasy quality, goes over with almost every small child. Read full book review >