Search Results: "Barbara Greenwood"


BOOK REVIEW

A PIONEER THANKSGIVING by Barbara Greenwood
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This would be the perfect book to have on hand, along with materials for the crafts, for group or family use, to help while away the hours before dinner is ready. (index) (Anthology. 7-12)"
In an appealing amalgam of history, fiction, and crafts, Greenwood (The Last Safe House, 1998, etc.) mixes together a story about a family preparing for and celebrating Thanksgiving in 1841; recipes and graces; instructions for making a basket, corn doll, and weathervane; information about nuts and cranberries; games; and a history of the holiday, with the reasons for the celebration. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fascinating read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Greenwood (A Pioneer Thanksgiving, 1999, etc.) successfully uses several different techniques for telling the story of the Klondike gold rush. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"While no more dramatic or emotional than entries in the American Girls series, the book authentically examines the people and logistics of the Underground Railroad in an accessible and unusual way. (glossary, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In short chapters, the story of fictional escaped slave Eliza Jackson and her family unfold, paralleling the effect on and courage of Canadian Johanna Reid and her family, who hide Eliza and her brother Ben until they can safely reunite with their mother. Read full book review >

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UNDRESSING THE MOON by T. Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Victimhood in all its glory."
A 30-year-old woman, near death, comes to grips with her mother's abandonment of the family 15 years earlier. Read full book review >

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DEATH BEFORE WICKET by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The change of scene and a hint of Dorothy L. Sayers gives the delightfully refreshing Phryne (Blood and Circuses, 2007, etc.) one of her best cases to date."
Phryne Fisher's holiday in Sydney becomes a dangerous investigation into a bizarre collection of academics and hangers-on. Read full book review >

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COOKING THE BOOKS by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"To the usual delightfully quirky characters, lovingly detailed descriptions of food and surprising mystery, Greenwood adds several appended medieval recipes."
A baker's holiday plans are thwarted by gentle blackmail and a series of mysteries. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Phryne's devoted following will rejoice as she glides through dangerous situations and survives the sizzling summer in inimitable style."
The blazing hot Australian summer of 1929 doesn't deter the Hon. Phryne Fisher (Murder in the Dark, 2009, etc.) from taking on two new cases. Read full book review >

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SATISFACTION by Gillian Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2007

"A well-done character study of lives in mini-crisis, with a meandering plot."
A debut from British Greenwood, examining a group of friends who have a life-altering summer week. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON’S DOOM by Ed Greenwood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Unless the Serpent rises, this rouser is the windup."
Fourth fantasy-adventure chorus to the roguish and nimble Band of Four series. Read full book review >

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TWO RIVERS by T. Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Overwrought context obscures a sweetly told love story."
Ghosts of his heartbreaking past visit a railroad worker in rural New England. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN MILL MURDER by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"Despite the joys of traveling Australia with the delightful Phryne, readers may be somewhat less satisfied by this messy mystery."
Elegant Phryne Fisher visits the Green Mill jazz club with a foppish acquaintance and is once again a witness to murder. Read full book review >

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EARTHLY DELIGHTS by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Poles apart from Greenwood's popular heroine Phryne Fisher (The Green Mill Murder, 2007, etc.), but equally delightful."
A buxom baker and a handsome man of mystery solve a series of crimes. Read full book review >