Search Results: "Aminta Arrington"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Candid and heartfelt."
A miltary wife turned ESL instructor's sharp-eyed account of how the adoption of a Chinese baby girl led to her family's life-changing decision to live and work in rural China. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE WHISPERS by Frances Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A truly engaging story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There's mystery beneath the quiet prairie vistas. Read full book review >

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CAMP OF THE ANGEL by Aileen Arrington
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The story's hopeful ending defies the odds, but it works, thanks to the author's meticulous setup—and because the reader wants it so much. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An imperiled white cat is the catalyst for an abused girl to find the courage to defy her violent father. Read full book review >

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BLUESTEM by Frances Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Young readers will likely be impressed by how much responsibility the children easily assumed in the 'olden days,' but this novel is too bland to arouse much interest otherwise. (Fiction. 10-12)"
It's likely that only the most die-hard fans of the Little House books will appreciate this novel, set on the midwestern prairie in the 1870s. Read full book review >

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STELLA'S BULL by Frances Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Arrington's illustrations, despite (at their best) a pointillist's moody and haunting feel, lack the edge to suggest a threat lurking just off the page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Depression-era poignancy hovers over this tale of fear and its consequences. Read full book review >

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FOREVER WAS A DAY by E.D. Arrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2007

"An inspirational novel that meanders but manages to stay the course."
A gifted young African-American woman struggles to make sense of her new surroundings. Read full book review >

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PAPER HEART by Aileen Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Sheltered by her mother from all normal activity because of a weak heart, Nadia's disappointment when even the sixth-grade class play is off limits helps open the door to the discovery of just who is really sick. Read full book review >

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ANANSI'S NARROW WAIST by H.J. Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A good choice for telling, a poor one for showing. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
Unbridled greed really puts the squeeze on the rotund trickster in this tale from Ghana. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO HOME by Lydia Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fifth-grader Betsy, whose mother works in Jonas Salk's research lab, has an on-again, off-again friendship with fascinating, mischievous Leticia, whose mother is so fearful of polio that she believes every wild speculation about how it might be spread—even that it may be carried by Communists. Read full book review >