Search Results: "Carl Deuker"


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GYM CANDY by Carl Deuker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"A superb sports novel with no easy resolutions and a good match with Robert Lipsyte's Raiders Night (2006). (Fiction. 12-15)"
Mick Johnson wants to be a star running back. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A CHAMPION by Carl Deuker
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Covering well worked thematic territory, Deuker offers readers few surprises in this outing, but the baseball action is believable and the contrasts between several sets of characters are thoughtfully explored. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From the author of On the Devil's Court (1989), another story in which sports and life intertwine. Read full book review >

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GUTLESS by Carl Deuker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The sports may hook readers, but the bullying will land them. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Adding layers of complexity to the interactions of athletes, this sports novel set in Seattle offers a twofer: football and soccer. Read full book review >

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PAYBACK TIME by Carl Deuker
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Nicely played. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
After losing the election for editor, Mitch True, an overweight aspiring journalist, is assigned to be the sports reporter for his high-school paper. Read full book review >

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RUNNER by Carl Deuker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 2, 2005

"11 tale of terrorism on the Puget Sound. (Fiction. 11+)"
Seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor lives on a sailboat at the marina. Read full book review >

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PAINTING THE BLACK by Carl Deuker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Deuker, adept at capturing the thrills during the game, also proves talented at dramatizing Ryan's torment in the face of his friend's deeds; the depiction of a boy coming into his own is resonant and inspiring. (Fiction. 12+)"
For Ryan Ward, 17, the baseball diamond leads to much more than just a winning season in this exciting and moving novel from Deuker (Heart of a Champion, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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NIGHT HOOPS by Carl Deuker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"Deuker adds further luster to his reputation for top-flight sportswriting matched to uncommonly perceptive coming-of-age stories. (Fiction. 1115)"
Deuker (Painting the Black, 1997) weaves wide bands of fastbreak, pulse-pounding basketball action into this piercing exploration of family loyalties and parental failure. Read full book review >

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CARL SANDBURG by Penelope Niven
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"However, despite credits for Sandburg's writings and many grateful acknowledgments, there is no indication of the written sources used for the primary text. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A clever organization and nostalgic ink-and-watercolor illustrations cannot save this picture-book biography of one of the 20th century's great men of letters. Read full book review >

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CARL SAGAN by William Poundstone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1999

"A readable and comprehensive life of a fascinating subject."
Carl Sagan was without question the most famous scientist since Einstein. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

Budding scientists will surely draw inspiration from this biography of Linnaeus, whom Anderson dubs ``the greatest botanist of all time.'' Linnaeus and his world—18th-century Sweden—may seem far removed from most middle-graders' experiences, but Anderson creates a dramatic narrative fully capable of keeping readers enthralled. Read full book review >

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CARL SANDBURG by Penelope Niven
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 1991

Sandburg's long life (1878-1967) illustrates the great American success story: Emerging from an austere Swedish immigrant background, through work, discipline, clean living, and high thinking he achieved fame, love, power, and money, and was identified at his death, at age 89, with the voice of America. Read full book review >

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