Search Results: "Anne Isaacs"


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MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH by Anne Isaacs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"True love is no tall tale in this delightfully overblown story of a plucky widow, a herd of greedy cowboys and a Texas summer so hot the chickens lay hard-boiled eggs. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There's nothing like the unexpected arrival of a millionaire widow to spur a stampede of Texas cowboys. Read full book review >

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PANCAKES FOR SUPPER! by Anne Isaacs
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Totally delightful and a great new spin on an old story. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Quick-thinking frontier gal outsmarts a passel of mean critters in a tale with echoes of a boy, tigers and pancakes. Read full book review >

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TREEHOUSE TALES by Anne Isaacs
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"The black-and-white illustrations are warm and with just enough exaggeration to match the tale-telling. (Fiction. 8-11)"
An affecting and affectionate trio of stories about three siblings growing up on a Pennsylvania farm in the 1880s. Read full book review >

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CAT UP A TREE by Anne Isaacs
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Combining elements both humorous and mystical, Isaacs sends the cat up the tree and transports readers to myriad worlds. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
In a chronicle of the events surrounding a feline's jaunt up a tree, Isaacs (Treehouse Tales, 1997, etc.) delivers a bewitching collection of poetry. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF LUCKLESS GULCH by Anne Isaacs
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"A delightful, spirited heroine in an enormously enjoyable romp. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Estrella has special gifts: She can run so fast that she sets fire to the air, and she can also heal and tame both ranch animals and some creatures that are more unusual—like a Kickle Snifter, a Sidehill Wowser and a Rubberado, all of whom have very strange and useful skills. Read full book review >

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DUST DEVIL by Anne Isaacs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Artfully crude, comedic artwork, friendly, understated narration and a wildly hyperbolic story combine to create a new classic. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Isaacs and Zelinsky tell an even taller tale about Angelica Longrider, the outsized heroine of their hilarious, Caldecott Honor-winning Swamp Angel. Read full book review >

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SWAMP ANGEL by Anne Isaacs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"To say that you are entering Caldecott land doesn't begin to do this book justice. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
This Tennessee tall tale concerns Angelina Longrider, who even as a child was a real big gal; in fact, and without being too gender-specific, she strongly resembles another wonderkid by the name of Paul Bunyan—and she's just as much fun. Read full book review >

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AS HUSBANDS GO by Susan Isaacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"The mystery is barely there, but Isaacs' fans will enjoy another sharp-tongued romp through the New York privileged classes and their foibles."
What was Susie Gersten's perfect husband doing in the apartment of a medium-rent call girl? Read full book review >

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TORN THREAD by Ann Isaacs
Released: April 1, 2000

"Every word of this radical change for Isaacs (Swamp Angel, 1994, etc.) rings as true as any first-person story told by an actual survivor, giving young readers another powerful testament to the horrors of the Holocaust. (Fiction 10-14)"
In 1943, motherless 12-year-old Eva, her sickly older sister Rachel, and their Papa are forced by the Germans, who have occupied their Polish town, Bezdin, to live in the Jewish ghetto. Read full book review >

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LILY WHITE by Susan Isaacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"As always, Isaacs's strengths lie in her feisty characters, lively pacing, and perfectly tuned comic sense. (Literary Guild main selection; $250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Isaacs achieves a personal best with this warmly spirited tale of a Long Island lawyer conned over and over by life and love. Read full book review >

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PAST PERFECT by Susan Isaacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"A misstep for the usually entertaining author."
A faltering comic spy caper from Isaacs (Any Place I Hang My Hat, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAGIC HOUR by Susan Isaacs
Released: Jan. 1, 1991

Here's novel number five by the perennially popular author of Shining Through and Compromising Positions—though this one's more like the latter than the former, set in the present on Long Island (a locale Isaacs does perfectly) and zinging with her trademark sharp, make-me-into-a-movie repartee. Read full book review >