Search Results: "Bobby Orr"


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ORR by Bobby Orr
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Strictly for fans of the hockey great."
One of Boston's most beloved athletes tells his life story. Read full book review >

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STORY OF A DOLPHIN by Katherine Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 1993

"A charming account, illustrated with stylized, decorative paintings that beautifully evoke the luminous colors of the Caribbean and the joy of this unusual friendship. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
Based on actual events, an appealing story about a dolphin and the owner of a ``dive boat.'' Laura tells how her father earns a friendly dolphin's trust by waiting for him to make first contact. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Hands-on activities that encourage imaginations to soar. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Step-by-step instructions for 35 aerodynamic projects offer hours of fun and an increased understanding of what makes things fly. Read full book review >

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PEELING THE ONION by Wendy Orr
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1997

"Anna's pain, fear, and dissociation from her former self are rendered so convincingly that readers will close the book believing they have encountered a primary source on trauma. (Fiction. 12+)"
This Australian import covers much of the same territory explored in Cynthia Voigt's Izzy, Willy Nilly (1986): A popular, physically active teenager is severely injured in an auto accident, and must cope not only with pain and uncertainty about her future, but also with changes in relationships as her friends' lives seem to go on without her. Read full book review >

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ONE BOY MISSING by Stephen Orr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A sweetly told tale of fatherhood and loss, but American readers may have difficulty trying to deduce the meaning of a 'footy club' and other expressions peculiar to Australia."
A small-town detective fights demons from his past as he scrambles to find a kidnapped child in this Australian import. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WILL by Bobby Jindal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Anyone following Jindal's campaign will find nothing new, and much repeated, in this perfunctory book."
Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate Jindal shares the tenets of his presidential campaign. Read full book review >

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MISSING! by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"This early chapter book with plenty of heart and a bit of suspense will appeal to young pet lovers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
After his elderly owner is injured in an accident, Buster the cat gets lost, and a young neighbor sets out to find him. Read full book review >

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NIM'S ISLAND by Wendy Orr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Plenty of comic, freely-sketched line drawings help to keep the tone light, and Nim, with her unusual associates and just-right mix of self-reliance and vulnerability, makes a character young readers won't soon tire of. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A child finds that being alone in a tiny tropical paradise has its ups and downs in this appealingly offbeat tale from the Australian author of Peeling the Onion (1999). Read full book review >

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NIM AT SEA by Wendy Orr
ADVENTURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Millard's occasional sketches add pitch-perfect notes of light suspense and humor. (Fiction. 10-12)"
"In a palm tree, on an island, in the middle of the wide blue sea, is a girl." Read full book review >