Search Results: "BK Loren"


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THEFT by BK Loren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"A literary narrative encompassing the bonds of family, the echo of tragedy, as well as love and acceptance, played out against a fragile yet enduring natural world."
In Loren's debut literary fiction, Zeb Robbins and his sister Willa are products of the wild western mountains, where "not fitting in was the only way to fit in." Read full book review >

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FAR STONES by Loren Woodson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"An impressive debut featuring vivid prose and an unexpected but surprisingly effective sports motif."
Woodson's debut novel features twin brothers in mid-19th-century Missouri who abruptly get separated only to be reunited years later. Read full book review >

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LITTLE TREE by Loren Long
by Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Tender and gentle and altogether lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Tree loves his leaves so much that he refuses to let them go. Read full book review >

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OTIS AND THE KITTENS by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Keep on puffin', Otis! (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there's an emergency on the farm, can friendly tractor Otis save the day? Read full book review >

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OTIS AND THE PUPPY by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Fans of Otis will not be disappointed with the satisfying ending that results in a creative solution and a most happy reunion. Seek this out—'game on!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lovable Otis the tractor is back for a third adventure, in which he overcomes his fear to help out a new canine friend. Read full book review >

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OTIS AND THE TORNADO by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Technically accomplished art plus uncomplicated characters, plot and theme (depressingly timely) add up to a likely crowd pleaser. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The Little Tractor That Could introduced in Otis (2009) gets another chance to shine when a violent weather event requires a daring rescue. Read full book review >

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DRUMMER BOY by Loren Long
by Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2008

"The Steadfast Tin Soldier" meets "The Little Drummer Boy" in this original, sentimental tale that carries a wistful tone unusual in Christmas stories. Read full book review >

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NIGHTSONG by Ari Berk
Kirkus Star
by Ari Berk, illustrated by Loren Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Young ones will relate to Chiro and cheer as he gains confidence with his newfound skill and will be deeply satisfied flying along on his sensory-rich journey. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Exquisite design coupled with evocative illustrations enrich this charming tale of a little bat taking his first solo flight and how he learns to "see" with his "goodsense," otherwise known as echolocation. Read full book review >

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WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER by Walt Whitman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Adults may appreciate this more than children, but it's a lovely tribute to Whitman's poem nonetheless. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Einstein stated, "We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

Katz (Black Women of the Old West, 1995, etc.) takes fascinating material—the tale of free and escaped African-Americans who helped colonize the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys from the late 18th-century to the middle of the 19th century—and gives it a textbook treatment. Read full book review >

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GAS CITY by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The chronically undervalued Estleman (The American Detective, 2007, etc.) serves up what just might be the best novel about urban political corruption since Dashiel Hammett's The Glass Key."
Portrait of a city by an old master. Read full book review >

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JITTERBUG by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 1998

"304, plus 40 more), making the others in his guild look like apprentices."
In 1942 Detroit, as WWII heats up, a maniac/patriot stalks hoarders, slackers, and anyone else he thinks stands in the path of allied victory. Read full book review >