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Andrea Alban Gosline's Reviews

Reviews of Andrea’s Work

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Jul.12.2011
Published by The Center for Children's Literature
"Anya's War is a remarkable look into the lives of Russian Jews who settled in Shanghai, China in 1937 ... When Anya finds an abandoned baby girl and begins a search for the child...
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Jan.02.2011
Published by New York Journal of Books
Anya’s War is a tender coming-of-age tale of a Jewish girl whose family escaped to Shanghai from the impending Nazi takeover of their home in Russia. ... Alban’s descriptions of...
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Mar.01.2011
Published by Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“[a] solid depiction of the setting: the markets, the homes, and the streets are brought vividly to life, providing a visual backdrop for this seldom-told chapter of Jewish...
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Feb.01.2011
Published by Booklist
"... An important addition to the literature about WWII refugees. ... Most moving are the scenes with the full cast of family characters, who are irritating, irritable, funny,...
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Feb.01.2011
Published by Kirkus Reviews
"Anya's Shanghai is richly chaotic, polyglot and packed with refugees. Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Mandarin Chinese and Italian pepper the dialogue. Meanwhile, immigrant Anya...
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Mar.01.2011
Published by School Library Journal
It’s 1937, and Anya Rosen is struggling to adjust to her new home in Shanghai after her family flees secret police and religious persecution in Odessa, Ukraine. Trying to adapt to...
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Dec.17.2010
Published by Goodreads
Anya’s War is a tender coming-of-age tale of a Jewish girl whose family escaped to Shanghai from the impending Nazi takeover of their home in Russia. Fourteen year-old Anya Rosen’...
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Aug.01.2007
Published by Moms on the Move
This beautiful book makes a great gift for a new parent, or as a birthday gift. It's a great way to celebrate the birth month of your child. Each page features a beautiful...
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Jan.01.2007
Published by KIDSVILLE Parentown Bookshelf
Every day is someones birthday, which Januarys Child celebrates with creative attributes for each month of the year. More positive than the traditional Monday's Child rhyme, and...
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Sep.01.2008
Published by School Library Journal
“Beautiful…the jewel-toned illustrations of the natural world immediately draw the eye….handsomely illustrated.”
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Aug.27.2008
Published by Gifted and Talented Child Blog
“ ... this is a book that sings! The rhyming text is unique and musical and the illos are vibrant and melodious. This is not your average picture book. In it, trees are associated...
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Sep.01.2008
Published by Kirkus Reviews
“ ... gorgeous jewel-toned illustrations featuring anthropomorphized trees are sure to be pored over by young readers, who will be taken in by their fairy-forest quality.”
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Jan.01.2007
Published by Booklist
Greeting-card cozy is the tone of this counting rhyme that celebrates a child's new baby sister, with equally inviting art showing the newborn in Daddy's arms as the family meets...
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Dec.01.2006
Published by Kirkus Reviews
Gosline and Bossi's latest collaboration is an ideal gift for a newborn. Devoting one spread to each month of the year, Gosline outlines some of the personality traits associated...