Search Results: "A.C.E. Bauer"


BOOK REVIEW

COME FALL by A.C.E. Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: July 27, 2010

"Unfortunately, Bauer's introduction of this Shakespearean subplot proves unlikely, unconvincing and unnecessary in an otherwise genuine, heartwarming story of friendship with teen characters capable of standing on their own. (Fiction. 9-12)"
As school begins, three teens form an unlikely but comforting friendship with some outside intervention. Read full book review >

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NO CASTLES HERE by A.C.E. Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Complex characters and an infinitely readable text make this one of the strongest titles of the year. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Bauer balances tone and content beautifully in this superb debut. Read full book review >

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GIL MARSH by A.C.E. Bauer
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"What's ultimately lacking, though, is a compelling link between myth and contemporary tale. (French glossary, author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Smart, handsome, athletic Gil Marsh, 17, hero of this contemporary take on the Gilgamesh epic (and first literary bromance) thinks he has no competition. Then hirsute Enko Labette shows up at Uruk High. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA’S ANGEL by Jutta Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The angel is a grandmotherly figure painted in pale blue, who smiles and frowns and suffers along with her charge, and in the end, leaves the elderly man to begin protecting his grandson as his touching story concludes on a hopeful note. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From his hospital bed, an elderly man recounts his life story to his young grandson in this poignant narrative, first published in Germany. Read full book review >

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THE FOREVER MARRIAGE by Ann Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2012

"It's a journey well worth taking."
Bauer's second novel (A Wild Ride Up the Cupboards, 2005) offers an introspective study of a woman as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO FAMOUS by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2011

"Bauer expertly balances these grim realities with Foster's ebullient personality and spunk, which could convince anyone that she will be able 'make the world a better place one cupcake at a time.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
When a domestic relationship turns abusive, 12-year-old Foster McKee and her mother flee Memphis, stowing whatever they can carry in their Chevy, including Foster's treasured baking supplies and a few fresh-baked muffins for the road. Read full book review >

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EYE OF THE DESERT by NK Bauer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"A mystical adventure in need of some soul-searching."
Mystical amulets, magical scrolls and unspeakable evil re-emerge in Egypt. Read full book review >

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Released: July 28, 2009

"Sassy societal commentary muddled by a lack of cohesion or a satisfying conclusion."
Bauer's relatable but unremarkable debut memoir describes growing up and attempting to define herself while also keeping her faith in God. Read full book review >

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RETHINKING THE HOLOCAUST by Yehuda Bauer
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A superb historian's proposals for Holocaust studies, with much to offer the nonspecialist."
A challenging overview of critical questions in Holocaust studies, proposing new directions for research and discussion. Read full book review >

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STICKS by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Characters both major and minor come to life, a recurring math theme ties things together, and Cruckston, New Jersey, emerges as a town with a lot more heart than its seedy exterior suggests. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth grader Mickey Vernon has a dream—to be the winner of the nine-ball tournament for the 1013 set, held right in his own family's pool hall. Read full book review >

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THWONK by Joan Bauer
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"EWSLUGp1992, this is a fine romance, with plenty of hitches. (Fiction. 12+)"
A.J. McCreary, 17, lives for two things: her photography and her as-yet unrequited love for class hunk Peter Terris. Read full book review >

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SQUASHED by Joan Bauer
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Delightful fun. (Fiction. 11+)"
This year's Delacorte prizewinner answers the question, ``Is growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa grounds for a YA novel?'' with a resounding ``Yes!'' Never losing sight of her goal, the grower—Ellie Morgan, 16—lives a rich, eventful life. Read full book review >