Search Results: "Bettye Stroud"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PATCHWORK PATH by Bettye Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Stroud and Bennett tread a similar path to the one walked by Clara in Deborah Hopkinson's landmark Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (1993). (afterword) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Ten-year-old Hannah learned the secret messages of her Mama's precious quilt. Read full book review >

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DOWN HOME AT MISS DESSA'S by Bettye Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These problems don't ruin the generous sentiments of the story, but they render them less forceful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two picture-book newcomers create a remembrance of a special friendship from a summer day in an African American community in the rural south of the 1940s. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An intergenerational story filled with heart and soul. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Civil Rights Movement had many heroes, but none as unusual as Belle. Read full book review >

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DANCE Y’ALL by Bettye Stroud
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A quiet story useful for children dealing with fear. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Jack Henry is excited that his kinfolk are coming to celebrate the harvest, but he's seen a coach-whip snake in the barn, where he and his cousin will be spending the night to make room for the company. Read full book review >

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DEADLY FORCE by Carsten Stroud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Large doses of blood, guns, and creeps, served up with Stroud's characteristic mettle."
Stroud is back in his territory of true-life heroes and villains (Lizardskin, 1992; Iron Bravo, 1995) in this crackling story of a US marshal. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPERING SKULL by Jonathan Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Rousing adventures for young tomb robbers and delvers into realms better left to the dead. (Ghost adventure. 11-13)"
An occult portal and its spectral guardian nearly cut short the careers of three rising young ghost hunters in this madcap sequel to The Screaming Staircase (2013).Read full book review >

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THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE by Jonathan Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A heartily satisfying string of entertaining near-catastrophes, replete with narrow squeaks and spectral howls. (Ghost adventure. 11-13)"
Three young ghost trappers take on deadly wraiths and solve an old murder case in the bargain to kick off Stroud's new post-Bartimaeus series. Read full book review >

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THE AMULET OF SAMARKAND by Jonathan Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

In a contemporary London full of magic, a thrilling adventure unfolds. Read full book review >

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PTOLEMY’S GATE by Jonathan Stroud
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The volumes in this trilogy should be read in order. (Fantasy. YA)"
The trilogy wraps up with excitement, adventure and an unexpected wallop of heart and soul. Read full book review >

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KIDNAP IN CRETE by Rick Stroud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"A stirring adventure with an exotic setting and a thrilling cast."
In 1944, undercover British operatives kidnapped German Gen. Heinrich Kreipe on Nazi-occupied Crete. This is the tale of that exploit. Read full book review >

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NICEVILLE by Carsten Stroud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"Stroud manages to make his mysterious and violent doings both banal and vapid."
A tedious effort to create a gothically-tinged bestseller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"A profane, like-it-is, and oddly elegiac take on close encounters of the enlisted man's kind that rings true throughout."
The author of a gritty portrait of an NYPD homicide detective (Close Pursuit, 1986) offers an equally vivid close-up of a US Army noncom before, during, and after the Gulf War. Read full book review >