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


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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SADIE SAPIENS by Jeff Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A powerful examination of the dog-human relationship."
Emma is surprised to find an intelligent friend in her new dog, Sadie. Read full book review >

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ALMOST HOME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Sugar, with her natural gift for rubbing down imperfections, will win readers' hearts. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Through months of homelessness and her mother's breakdown, sixth-grader Sugar Mae Cole and her puppy, Shush, demonstrate what it means to be sweet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Part of the For Kids series, this will be particularly useful for parents and classroom teachers hoping to make the study of great music more interesting. (discography, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15) "
This introduction to the towering classical composer sets the story of his life and work in the context of the revolutionary events of early-19th-century Europe. Read full book review >

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STAND TALL by Joan Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If the story is unabashedly inspirational, maybe that's something young readers will appreciate these days—an eloquent story of ordinary heroes when 'the shock of loss was everywhere.' (Fiction. 10+)"
Tree is the tallest seventh-grade boy ever to attend Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School. Read full book review >

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SHELTERBELT by Tricia Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2000

Paradise, Nebraska, is anything but—especially for a pregnant teenager looking to escape a stifling small town and her memories of her younger brother's violent death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >