Search Results: "A.J. Hartley"


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FIREBRAND by A.J.  Hartley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2017

"Readers who come for the tightly plotted mystery will stay for the heroine who does all she can to resist. (Mystery/fantasy. 14-adult)"
Three months after the events of Steeplejack (2016), Anglet Sutonga investigates an elite social club to uncover the identity of a thief and traitor. But as she follows each clue, the Lani girl discovers that wealth, bigotry, and political power intersect to deplorable effect. Read full book review >

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STEEPLEJACK by A.J.  Hartley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2016

"Smart political intrigue wrapped in all the twists and turns of a good detective story makes for a rip-roaring series opener. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
This latest novel from Hartley (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2014, etc.), his debut for teens, is social commentary masquerading as crime fiction masquerading as fantasy.Read full book review >

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DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE INSIDIOUS BLECK by A.J.  Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Neither a whiz-bang finish nor a tacked-on environmental message can save Darwen's second adventure; hopefully his third will reignite the series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A class trip thrusts Darwen and his friends into world-hopping danger. Read full book review >

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WILL POWER by A.J.  Hartley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A light and entertaining fantasy adventure."
Hartley (Act of Will, 2009, etc.) delivers the second installment of his charming fantasy series. Read full book review >

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A.J. AYER by Ben Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A delightful discourse on an extraordinarily full life: Rogers succeeds in capturing the spirit of a philosophical maverick who many loved to hate."
A sympathetic treatment of one of the 20th century's best-known British philosophers. Read full book review >

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Released: March 10, 1992

A penetrating biography of American painter Marsden Hartley, by Ludington (English and American Studies/Univ. of North Carolina; The Life of John Dos Passos, 1980). Read full book review >

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DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE PEREGRINE PACT by A.J.  Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Darwen would say. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
As if new living arrangements, new school and new country weren't enough to contend with, how about facing whole new worlds? Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Girls undergoing the same growing-up trials will be happy to have Sophie make them laugh. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Greene entertains with another story about the irrepressible Sophie (Queen Sophie Hartley, 2005, and Sophie Hartley, On Strike, 2006). Read full book review >

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QUEEN SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

Sophie's little heart is breaking, but in a funny way. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE HARTLEY, ON STRIKE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2006

"Funny family hijinks explode into pure hilarity with lively dialogue and a simple plot that reveal the children's growing maturity levels orchestrated by busy, loving parents who are willing to sacrifice a clean house for children with strong character. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Household pandemonium erupts when Sophie Hartley's Mom decides her uncooperative children need a major dose of chores, including a complex rotating job chart. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Readers will be gobsmacked that this first effort at a longer work can be this good. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Her father has died (of a heart attack, her mother says), her brother Barnaby has run away, and her mother loves her but is not home much, but Cedar B. Hartley, 12, is a feisty heroine with a "green thumb for people." Read full book review >

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FRUITS OF INDIA by Jill Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Vegetables of India (ISBN: 970-81-907546-9-9) and Flowers of India (ISBN: 978-81-907546-7-5) publish simultaneously. (Board book. 1-3)"
Luscious photographs of fruits take readers on a gastronomic trip to India, presenting foods North American readers will recognize readily (watermelons, strawberries and grapes, for example) and some that will seem more exotic (pomegranate, custard apple and jackfruit, to name a few). Read full book review >