Search Results: "Yvonne Ward"


BOOK REVIEW

CENSORING QUEEN VICTORIA by Yvonne Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"Rich in intrigue, Ward's book offers not only an enlightening look at the two men who defined Queen Victoria to the future, but also the ways that notions about gender influenced early-20th-century biographical portraiture."
An Australian historian's study of the two men who edited Queen Victoria's letters and how their methods and choices affected posterity's view of her. Read full book review >

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JACK’S RABBIT by Yvonne Jagtenberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"While certainly not a crowd-pleaser, the tale is appealingly atmospheric, and the idea that relationships need not be based on coercion is a worthy one to introduce. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The timorous lad introduced in Jack the Wolf (not reviewed) gets a speaking part in his second appearance. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY LETTERS ARE IN GOODBYE? by Yvonne Cassidy
Released: March 8, 2016

"Heavy and intense, this book will make readers confront their own senses of identity. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teenage immigrant Rhea Farrell must figure out how to confront fear and loss in 1999 New York City. Read full book review >

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MS Madness! by Yvonne Desousa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A warm, unique memoir about coping with disease."
DeSousa's debut memoir chronicles her first year living with multiple sclerosis and some of the lessons she learned along the way. Read full book review >

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ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >

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THE VINYL PRINCESS by Yvonne Prinz
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A modestly successful debut for indie music retailer Prinz. (Fiction. YA)"
Allie is devoted to musicians in every genre, as long as their tunes were pressed onto vinyl. Read full book review >

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BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES by Yvonne Ventresca
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The stereotypical depiction of sociopathy, that hoary trope, leaves a bad taste. (further reading) (Thriller. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Ariella Benton, nicknamed Ella, finds herself in Hoboken, New Jersey, at the mercy of her own ideas regarding her long-dead father, her mom's new husband, her love for cats, a new love interest, a belief in the supernatural, and the stigma of mental illness. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY BURNING by Yvonne Vera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Evocative but drenched in often overwrought imagery ('sees the sky peel off the earth that is the distance between the land and the sky'; 'her body a flame searching: nothing can sanction courage but desire') that makes for a diffuse fable more than a particularized novel."
A poignant tale of love and ambition overwhelmed by self-consciously poetic prose: in a first US appearance for Zimbabwean author Vera. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >

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PELLY AND MR. HARRISON VISIT THE  MOON by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"All in all, a light, imaginative romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The going-to-bed routine morphs into a fantastic adventure when Pelly notices an unusual fixture attached to her family's bathtub. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >