Search Results: "Ann Turner"


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FATHER OF LIES by Ann Turner
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Yet the town's issues play a secondary role to Lidda's own believable struggles with encroaching insanity—or an otherworldly paranormal force: an appraisal left for engaged readers to make. (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Salem Village is a vividly cold and scary place, her neighbors a constant threat as 14-year-old Lidda struggles to silence the seductive, sometimes frightening voice that dominates her thoughts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent resource for anyone tasked with the professional management of others."
A blueprint for fostering a workplace environment that's conducive to both success and moral development. Read full book review >

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SITTING BULL REMEMBERS by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Useful only as an introduction to the history. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Minor's well-rendered, gorgeous illustrations beg for a text that informs and emulates the lyric language of the Sioux. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS TRUTH by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"When used in concert with other sources, a powerful life of a determined woman who rose from slavery to preach for freedom. (author's note, photograph, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
An American story of an extraordinary woman. Read full book review >

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ONE BRAVE SUMMER by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1995

Turner (The Christmas House, 1994, etc.) pens a generous tale about the small acts of bravery that seal the bonds of friendship. Read full book review >

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ELFSONG by Ann Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The dialogue often feels forced, and the notion of elf song visible as colored notes is starkly reminiscent of a place called Disney. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The first book of a projected trilogy. Read full book review >

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ROSEMARY'S WITCH by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"A skillfully written, entertaining story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Rosemary and her family have high hopes for the lovely old country house: it's generously equipped with a study for Dad, a practice room for Mom, who teaches dance, and space for brother Nicky's fossil collections. Read full book review >

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SECRETS FROM THE DOLLHOUSE by Ann Turner
Released: Feb. 29, 2000

"Col¢n's artwork, with its Edwardian atmosphere, aptly conveys the mute, vulnerable qualities of the dollhouse. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-06-024567-0 Turner (Red Flower Goes West, p. 971, etc.) imagines that dollhouses can be pretty scary places, where fears from the human world may be amplified. Read full book review >

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FINDING WALTER by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Not only a humorous, thoughtful adventure, the story is a smart allegory that, like Sylvia Cassedy's Behind the Attic Wall (1983), has the makings of a classic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
For readers who ever felt that dolls had thoughts and feelings comes a funny, touching fantasy from Turner (Mississippi Mud, p. 728, etc.). Read full book review >

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HARD HIT by Ann Turner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Backmatter includes 'National Help Lines' for further information on cancer and organizations to help children with bereavement. (Fiction. 12+)"
Mark Warren's world is about to be turned upside down by his father's sudden diagnosis of cancer in this novel written in a spare, masterful sequence of poems. Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO SWIM by Ann Turner
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Three national 24-hour help lines are listed in the back. (Fiction. 12+)"
In episodic free verse, Turner tells of the summer she was raped repeatedly by a neighbor boy. Read full book review >