Search Results: "Benner Kathleen Duble"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 31, 2014

"Stumbles aside, an intriguing look at an ever compelling time. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The historical Madame Tussaud provides an unusual lens on the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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BRIDGING BEYOND by Kathleen Benner Duble
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

"In the end, it's all just too much. (author's note) (Fiction. 12+)"
A guilt-ridden teen relives her great-grandmother's past in a creepy psychological thriller that eventually buckles beneath thematic overload. Read full book review >

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HEARTS OF IRON by Kathleen Benner Duble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Though the story tends toward melodrama, and the ironworks feels like an underdeveloped character, the tangle of human affairs makes for a satisfying tale of home, community and the nature of love. (author's note, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
As she did in The Sacrifice (2005), about the Salem witch trials, Duble examines the dynamics of outsiders and insiders, outcasts and dreamers, in a tight-knit community. Read full book review >

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THE SACRIFICE by Kathleen Benner Duble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Marc Aronson's Witch-Hunt (2003) will provide additional background. (author's note, suggestions for further reading) (Fiction. 10-14)"
How could so much evil exist in such a little town? Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE SAMSON by Kathleen Benner Duble
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"An interesting tale, but fact and fiction become unfortunately blurred. (timeline, author's note, bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
In the house Grandpa built on a bluff above the sea, Sam listens once again to the story of his grandpa's sailing days on the Samson, a Norwegian seal-trapping ship with quite a history. Read full book review >

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PHANTOMS IN THE SNOW by Kathleen Benner Duble
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Details ranging from the development of nylon and penicillin to the Holocaust, Normandy and Italian resistance add depth to this fine historical novel. (author's note, references, acknowledgments) (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
In 1944, when his parents die of smallpox, 15-year-old Noah Garrett is sent to live with his uncle, James Shelley, at Camp Hale, Colo. Read full book review >

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BRAVO ZULU, SAMANTHA! by Kathleen Benner Duble
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Although a warm account of a turbulent but strong relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, this text remains flat until a surprise conflict in the final chapters slightly ratchets up the tension. (author's note, fact sources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Sam finds out she's visiting her grandparents for a whole month of summer vacation, she's beyond bummed, especially because it means spending lots of time with her grandfather the Colonel, a grumpy retired fighter pilot. Read full book review >

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PILOT MOM by Kathleen Benner Duble
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"A lot of information made palatable for young people while responding to their questions and fears in a post- 'shock and awe' world. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Jenny and her best friend K.C. get a tour of the air base and airplane where Jenny's Mom is a tanker pilot. Read full book review >

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BE LIKE THE FOX by Erica Benner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"Benner succeeds at what every biographer tries to do: she brings her subject to life for her readers."
A new look at an old book—and the philosopher/diplomat who wrote it. Read full book review >

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A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS by Kathleen Baldwin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"Baldwin's tale lacks the fizzy pop of Sarah Zettel's Palace of Spies series, but romance readers who prize both brains and valor in a heroine will be pleased to make Georgie's acquaintance. (Mystery/historical fiction. 12-18)"
A romantic adventure set amid the chaos of the Napoleonic era. Read full book review >

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THORNHILL  by Kathleen Peacock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A semi-climactic confrontation leaves characters poised for Book 3; only series devotees will be as well. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The plot wallows as Mackenzie struggles to reunite with her werewolf boyfriend, Kyle, in this sequel to Hemlock (2012). Read full book review >