Search Results: "Wren Handman"


BOOK REVIEW

LAST CUT by Wren Handman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Short but punchy and highly effective. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A short but gritty story finds a teen stymied by her relentless pursuit of her dream. Read full book review >

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LUBA AND THE WREN by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1999

"The large drawings bring Luba and her parents to life amidst the colorful splendor of the parent's accrued wealth; with a vivid text, this is very fine retelling of a well-known tale. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
In this child-centered version of "The Fisherman and his Wife," Luba, a little girl, rescues a wren from a hunter's net, and the wren offers to grant her a wish. Read full book review >

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THE WREN AND THE SPARROW by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lyrical look at a horrific time; an appeal to the necessity of remembering. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-10)"
An old man called the Wren because of the beautiful music he makes must give up his beloved instrument during the Nazi occupation of his Polish town. Read full book review >

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MO WREN, LOST AND FOUND by Trisha Springstubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Taken all together, the spunk of the primary characters, the dialogue and the 'home-is-where-you-make-it' underlying message serve up a plateful of enjoyable story. And there's room for thirds. (Sketches not seen.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Mo Wren can't imagine living anywhere but Fox Street—until her father buys a rundown restaurant on East 213th Street. Newly named The Wren House, it lacks the tightly knit community that she loves, needs a total revamping and supposedly is cursed! Read full book review >

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BABY WREN AND THE GREAT GIFT by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"An attractive visual presentation complements an engaging text for a fresh interpretation of an old theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little bird explores her environment, meeting other creatures with special talents before discovering her own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1999

"When a poet spills her secrets, that's a special gift."
Rogers (Eating Bread and Honey, not reviewed, etc.) seeks to situate, in plain words, the genesis of her poetry, an experience she handles with aplomb even while it lays her open. Read full book review >

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SP4RX by Wren McDonald
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A pulls-no-punches techno-thriller; think Mr. Robot meets The Stepford Wives. (Graphic science fiction. 15 & up)"
In a gritty future, hackers must fight an evil corporation trying to turn humans into mechanically altered zombies. Read full book review >

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Serial Vengeance by Melissa Wren
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2014

"A resilient protagonist, a frighteningly tenacious killer and suspense that ends only when the story does."
An investigative reporter becomes the target of a stalker after writing articles about the disappearance of a friend in the first thriller by Wren (Cancer Chronicles, 2013). Read full book review >

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SALSA WITH THE POPE by Samantha Wren Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A lengthy but engaging romance boosted by a fun main character and her baseball-playing love interest."
In Anderson's debut novel, an aspiring actress learns to put herself first as she navigates relationships with an egotistical playwright and a New York Yankee. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2004

"For the armchair hiker, a walk well worth taking."
Wielding the waspish wit he flashed in sending up the overblown aura of his chosen profession (Hacks, 1996), Wren sets off on his march into retirement by sending up himself. Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS by Hannah Pang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A good start for budding naturalists, leading naturally to more populous surveys such as Jinny Johnson's Atlas of Animals (2013). (Informational pop-up book. 5-7)"
A select cast of animals—many on or under flaps and shaped pages—poses in seven characteristic habitats. Read full book review >

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AN ADVENTURE IN ARIZONA by Donna Wren Carson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 30, 2014

"An educational, entertaining mystery for kids."
In this fast-paced mystery novel, sixth-grader Leira and her friends meet fun and danger on their winter break. Read full book review >