Search Results: "Bonnie Shimko"


BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS IN THE ATTIC by Bonnie Shimko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Brisk, fun, and good-natured."
Winning debut describes a young girl coming of age during the 1960s. Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO by Bonnie Shimko
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"It's a fast-moving tale with an engagingly complex protagonist, but it suffers from its credibility issues. (Thriller. 12-17)"
Fifteen-year-old Maggie, or Mary-Magdalene, as her flaky young mother Roxanne optimistically christened her, hears a didactic male voice inside her head instructing her precisely how and when to kill individuals who have wronged her friends. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE THOUGHTS OF AMELIA E. RYE by Bonnie Shimko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"What propels this otherwise undistinguished coming-of-age story forward is the strong bond of friendship that deepens over time between Amelia and Fancy. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Despite Amelia E. Rye's confession that, "I'm a very good liar. Read full book review >

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KAT’S PROMISE by Bonnie Shimko
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A near miss. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Kat's already precarious family dynamics are shaken completely when the aunt whom she blames for her mother's death becomes her guardian. Read full book review >

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BONNIE BLAIR by Cathy Breitenbucher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"A rewarding read for kids interested in sports. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Breitenbucher, for ten years a sportswriter for the Milwaukee Sentinel, records the amazing career of speed skater Bonnie Blair, who trained in Milwaukee. Read full book review >

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BONNIE DUNDEE by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: June 11, 1984

"So, with additional texture from Darklis' part-gypsy heritage and the authentic details on period-painting, this is rich, tough-minded, warm-hearted historical fiction on the very highest level: an invigorating blend of action, color, and romance."
"Bonnie Dundee" was John Graham of Claverhouse (1648-1689), the Scottish soldier who led the first Jacobite uprising, known to his enemies (the fanatic Protestant "Covenanters") as "Bloody Claver'se." Read full book review >

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SPEED BONNIE BOAT by Alfredo Belli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2017

"A rendition more poignant than patriotic with, at least in the rhymed portions, the cadence of a lullaby. (map) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An illustrated version of the ever popular Scottish "Skye Boat Song," with added lyrics and historical background. Read full book review >

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BONNIE OF EVIDENCE by Maddy Hunter
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"Bits of Scottish history enliven the mildly amusing mystery."
A bus tour of Scotland awakens ancient clan hatreds. Read full book review >

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BONNIE AND CLYDE by Bill Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Strangely charming, even the fatal hail of bullets."
Best known for his Wild Westerns, Brooks (<\I>The Stone Garden, not reviewed) moves his gift for high melodrama to the 20th-century historical crime novel. Read full book review >

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BONNIE AND CLYDE by Clark Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"Outlaws become patriots in this imaginative, suspenseful what-if story."
In this novel, Bonnie's and Clyde's deaths are faked so that they can save President Franklin D. Roosevelt from an assassin. Read full book review >

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BONNIE AND CLYDE by Paul Schneider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A pleasure for true-crime buffs and a better read than Jeff Guinn's Go Down Together (2009)—though Guinn breaks more news."
Fast-paced account of the fast-lived lives of Mr. Barrow and Ms. Parker. Read full book review >