Search Results: "Bobbi Montgomery"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Exhilarating fun and good motivation for armchair adventurers."
Two retirees undertake a daring cross-country bicycle trek from Oregon to Maine. Read full book review >

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TRUCK TALK by Bobbi Katz
by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Wide tire tracks left in the mud close the book, the only evidence that trucks have been there, a fact that young truck lovers will not have forgotten. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A book that pairs crisp full-color photographs with catchy rhymes that describe the functions of various trucks in the simplest of terms. Read full book review >

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SEASON OF THE SHADOW by Bobbi Groover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"This chivalrous romance has plenty of twists and turns to keep fans turning the page."
A lively historical romance set against the backdrop of the antebellum South. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This is an introduction more than anything else, as it nibbles on the edges of a feast. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Miller explores the harrowing and bloody days of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of three girls. Read full book review >

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BIG RIVER'S DAUGHTER by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A breakneck tale that never quite catches its breath. (author's note, bibliography) (Adventure. 9-12)"
Never heard of Annie Christmas or Mike Fink? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Laced with captivating color photos and capped with an array of facts and resources about bears of all sorts, this pared-down version of the adult title should be irresistible to bear lovers and budding naturalists alike. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
With characteristic verve, the author of The Tarantula Scientist(p. 182) reports on an expedition into Laos and Thailand, trailing an elusive new kind of bear—related to the indigenous Moon Bear, but with spectacular golden coloring. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS BETWEEN US by Lee Montgomery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2006

"Everyone with a terminally ill parent should read this spare account, which is damn near perfect."
The executive editor of Tin House magazine perfectly captures a middle-aged rite of passage: returning home to help a parent die. Read full book review >

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THE RAFTERS by A.C. Montgomery
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A murky world filled with unrealized narrative and thematic potential."
Set in a richly imagined realm that fuses various elements of urban fantasy and science fiction, this grand-scale fantasy adventure revolves around a young man on a quest to understand and fulfill his mysterious and potentially world-changing destiny. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Styled more as an adventure narrative than a traditional history, an enjoyable romp with Lewis, Clark, and Pike, along with an interesting introduction to the drama of Aaron Burr's failed attempt to establish himself as emperor of the Louisiana territories. (6 b&w illustrations, 6 maps)"
A good general history that portrays the Lewis and Clark expedition and the expeditions of Zebulon Pike as parts of a larger struggle to establish power in western America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2006

"Travel fans will enjoy Montgomery's colorful, evocative narrative, but will want to take his survey of South Seas folklore with more than a few grains of salt."
Following in the footsteps of his missionary great-grandfather, Montgomery journeys to the remote South Seas in search of pagan rituals, native magic and the story of an early martyr. Read full book review >

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ONCE AROUND THE SUN by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"An attractive introduction to poetry for young readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A celebration of the 12 months of the year in lyric verse and colorful art. Read full book review >