Search Results: "Carol Otis Hurst"


BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THE LOCK by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It's a satisfying outcome for a quick-paced tale that will please Paulsen and Kathleen Karr fans. (Fiction 10-12)"
A runaway orphan's search for a settled home ends along the banks of a newly-constructed Connecticut canal in this early-19th-century adventure, loosely based on Hurst's own family history. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG ONE by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2003

"The light-handed spookiness, large print, and quick pace will satisfy younger readers. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When their dad dies suddenly, Kate, 11, her brother Jesse, 9, her adopted Asian sister, Sookan, 5, and their mom have to give up their comfortable brownstone and friends in Brooklyn to move to Massachusetts because money is a problem. Read full book review >

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TORCHLIGHT by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The photo cover of two girls lacks appeal for this serious story, which can pique discussion about times and places when family and friends choose opposing sides. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Novels with the theme of prejudice are often set in the south, but this one takes place in western Massachusetts in 1850 and is based on a real incident in which tensions between white Protestants and Irish Catholics erupted into violence. Read full book review >

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A KILLING IN PLYMOUTH COLONY by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Though the premise is solid, the story doesn't do it justice. (preface, cast of characters, afterword, glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
How does an insular community of Chosen Ones deal with outsiders, especially when one of them is a murderer? Read full book review >

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ROCKS IN HIS HEAD by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"And through good time and bad, he's like one of them—a real rock—to his family. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A big-hearted true story of a man with rocks in his head (and in his pocket), nourished by the deep humanity in Stevenson's watercolors. Read full book review >

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YOU COME TO YOKUM by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2005

"Readers will be drawn in before they know it, and will find the whole more than the sum of its chapters. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Franklin comes to Yokum—a large vacation lodge in Western Massachusetts—as part of a family plot to curb his Mother's embarrassing suffragist work after Mother gets herself arrested in Washington. Read full book review >

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IN PLAIN SIGHT by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"While enjoying the melodrama, they'll also learn a little American history. (Fiction. 11-13)"
News about the California Gold Rush and myths about the wealth "in plain sight" excite 11-year-old Sarah Corbin's delightful but feckless farmer father. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE STORM by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Great for sharing and storytelling. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Remember the blizzard of 1888? Read full book review >

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IMAGINE A CITY by Elise Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Like a nice jaunt through the park—lovely and sometimes inspiring, if a bit unexciting at times. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Who could resist hanging out with gargoyles while sipping tea? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FATAL IMAGE by Jim Hurst
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1998

A nerd is a terrible thing to waste, especially if he's a misfit like Kurt Sloane. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"Particularly recommended for fans of the controversial Forrest."
A lively narrative of the Civil War's Western theatre, too often overshadowed by the better known armies and battles in the East. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2007

"A practical guide to managing digital communication."
How to navigate the high-tech world of information overload in a more efficient, less stressful manner. Read full book review >