Search Results: "Bobby Orr"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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MOKIE & BIK by Wendy Orr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Ending with the triumphal return of their long-awaited Dad, bearing a 'soggy waggly scrabbly shaggy licky round black waggles' to keep Laddie company, this set of splishy-splashy episodes will itself draw waggles from easy-reader graduates and read-aloud audiences in general. (Fiction. 8-10)"
With their father "illy-ally-o-ing" on a salty sail around the world and their mother busy "Arting" up in the wheelhouse of their floating home, the Bullfrog, twins Bik (the faster one) and Mokie (the bigger one) are left to "slip slide slipper" their way over the docks in search of adventures large and small. Read full book review >

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ARK IN THE PARK by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

"Satisfying and most charming. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This 1994 Australian first chapter book is sure to win many hearts on this end of the Pacific Rim. Mr. and Mrs. Noah own an extraordinary pet shop called The Noahs' Ark. Read full book review >