Search Results: "Anne Pfeffer"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST PRU by Anne Pfeffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2015

"Psychological seriousness adds depth to this romantic coming-of-age tale."
In this novel, an anxiety-ridden young woman finds new friends and inner resources after an apartment fire forces her to accept a neighbor's hospitality. Read full book review >

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LOVING EMILY by Anne Pfeffer
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"This lively, fresh young-adult romance is Say Anything for a new generation."
Pfeffer pens a tale of star-crossed romance in her debut coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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MUTE SWANS by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Without scientific names, sizes, or other vital statistics on the swans, this is an attractive title, though mostly for browsers. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In this entry in the Creatures in White series, glossy full- color photographs and a brief text document the life cycle of the mute swan, a European native that has been introduced into areas of the eastern US and Michigan. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD AND THE GONE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Incredibly engaging. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Alex, the son of a Puerto Rican New York City working-class family, attends college-prep Vincent de Paul on scholarship. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE FOR EMILY by Susan Beth Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"All's well that ends well in a pat, unrealistic story that glibly defines all the characters in simplistic, black-and-white terms. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When this inferior sequel to Pfeffer's Nobody's Daughter (1995) opens, Emily, 11, has been taken in by kindly Aunt Bessie, the town telephone operator, and Bessie's daughter, Miss Alice, the town librarian. Read full book review >

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MAKE BELIEVE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Still, an accessible story that may give young readers some insight into the afflictions portrayed. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A readable but simplistic depiction of the effects of divorce. Read full book review >

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WIGGLING WORMS AT WORK by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Even squeamish kids will love this. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Here's an eye-opener for anyone unimpressed by the lowly worm. Read full book review >

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THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN by Susan Beth Pfeffer
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"However, fans of the first two will thrill to this latest and the loose ending will leave them hoping for more. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Palpable despair is dappled with tiny flares of hope in this third entry in Pfeffer's enthralling series about the aftereffects of a meteor strike on the Moon that has altered the earth's gravitational pull. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST DAY by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A comfortable, multidimensional investigation of the Summer Solstice that transcends time and place. (facts, activities) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
In this fourth of a series (A New Beginning, 2008, etc.), science, myth and custom merge into a celebratory introduction to the Summer Solstice. Read full book review >

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THE RING OF TRUTH by Susan Beth Pfeffer
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

Sloan Fredericks, 16, has lived with her wealthy grandmother ever since her mother, father, and brother Tyler were killed in a car accident that she miraculously survived. Read full book review >

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POPCORN PARK ZOO by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: June 3, 1992

"Brief glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
This unusual zoo in New Jersey takes in and cares for old, injured, handicapped, or unwanted animals, both wild and domestic. Read full book review >

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A NEW BEGINNING by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Still, with a corrected picture replacing this one page, this could be a valuable seasonal resource, as are the two previous (and correct) titles about winter and fall. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Continuing her tributes to the seasons, Pfeffer explores spring in her latest science/history title. Read full book review >