Search Results: "Bobbie O'Keefe"


BOOK REVIEW

BOBBIE DAZZLER by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A brief note on the copyright page gives information concerning the Red-necked Wallaby. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bobbie Dazzler is a lively and bouncing Red-necked Wallaby. Read full book review >

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BOBBIE THE WONDER DOG by Tricia Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Dog lovers of any age will find Bobbie and his amazing journey irresistible. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
A farm dog named Bobbie finds his way back home from Indiana to Oregon in this true story from the 1920s. Read full book review >

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THE AGONY OF BUN O'KEEFE by Heather Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Bun O'Keefe will settle comfortably at home in readers' hearts. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
In 1986, a Newfoundland teen learns that family isn't always the one you're born into—sometimes it's the one that takes you in. Read full book review >

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WHEN BOBBIE SANG THE BLUES by Peggy Darty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"A run-of-the-mill cozy with pleasant characters and some good ideas for dealing with all that junk stored in the attic."
A mystery writer's sleuthing skills are tested by a real-life murder. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Terrifying, life-affirming and memorable. (author's note, bibliography) (Adventure. 10-14)"
An orphaned boy in Russia survives as a member of a pack of dogs. Read full book review >

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LUCKY STRIKE by Bobbie Pyron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Amusing, endearing and sometimes even electrifying. (Magical realism. 9-12)"
Could it ever be lucky to be struck by lightning? Read full book review >

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WILLIAM WENTON AND THE IMPOSSIBLE PUZZLE by Bobbie Peers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"An unfortunate mix of a great premise and poor execution kicks off a series; here's hoping subsequent volumes improve. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A gifted codebreaker exposes himself and his family to danger when he solves an impossible puzzle. Read full book review >

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A DOG'S WAY HOME by Bobbie Pyron
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"This is an uplifting tale of devotion, perseverance and love beyond boundaries, and it's worth every taut word. (Adventure. 8- 12)"
Fans of the Lassie stories and The Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford (1961), will lose themselves in this harrowing adventure. Read full book review >

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FAMILY SKELETONS by Bobbie O'Keefe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2011

"O'Keefe (Second Thoughts, 2009) straddles the fence nicely between mystery and romance, keeping the relationship in the forefront but incorporating a genuine puzzle."
Preparing her family home for sale, a San Francisco realtor faces painful old memories and surprising new opportunities. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >