Search Results: "Amy S. Hansen"


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BUGS AND BUGSICLES by Amy S.  Hansen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2010

"A splendid addition to the science shelf. (additional reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Cold winter weather challenges animals. Read full book review >

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GUINEA PIGS by Elvig Hansen
ANIMALS
Released: May 13, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In the ``Nature Watch'' series, an adaptation of a book first published in 1988 in Switzerland. Read full book review >

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THE BUTTERFLY SISTER by Amy Gail Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Despite some implausible coincidences, Hansen's debut cleverly entwines these literary ghosts into a suspenseful and swiftly paced light mystery."
After a disastrous semester, Ruby Rousseau returns home to tend her wounds. A broken heart, a suicide attempt, a failed thesis—all have left her devastated, unable even to read her favorite books. But the delivery of a mysterious suitcase forces her to face her demons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A well-rendered, muscular history of a war whose ramifications are still being carefully calibrated."
A condensed new study of the Mexican-American war portrays America's terrible loss of innocence. Read full book review >

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Under the Red Moon by Amy S. Kwei
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An absorbing exploration of mid-20th-century China through the story of a fractured family.
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Kwei (A Concubine for the Family, 2012, etc.) chronicles a Chinese family through exile, homecoming, and Maoism in this historical novel.Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"An engaging family saga by a talented storyteller."
This saga about a Chinese family is YA-novelist Kwei's first for adults. Read full book review >

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KIMBO'S MARBLE by Amy Herrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"An old-fashioned Disney-style confection. (Young reader/Picture book. 6-9)"
In a kingdom where the palace looks like a sculpture of candy and pink ice cream, Princess Kimbo learns to value her little brother by saving him from a froglike troll. Read full book review >

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AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA, THE MAGIC ISLAND by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A must in the Golden State; teachers in other states could use it as inspiration for their own mythic histories. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the early 16th century, a Spanish romantic adventure book told of Queen Calafia and her magical land, California, where she led black-skinned Amazon women of great courage and wisdom; Hansen plays on this trope in this illustrated tribute that combines history and myth. Read full book review >