Search Results: "Bobbie Pyron"


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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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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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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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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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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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LIBERACE by Darden Asbury Pyron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Never mind, the flaws are minor and can be disregarded. Pyron tells an immensely entertaining story that should be fascinating and pleasurable to anyone with an interest in American popular culture. (50 photographs, unseen)"
An entertaining and rewarding biography of the pianist and entertainer whose fans' adoration was equaled only by his critics' loathing. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Cyclonic—and it couldn't be more timely, with the publication of the sequel to Mitchell's classic just around the corner."
Pyron (History/Florida International Univ.) offers a compelling portrait of the spirited, complex author of Gone With the Wind, a perceptive psychological analysis of the novel, and an examination of the work's changing critical fortunes as the South has become transformed during the past half century. 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 >