Search Results: "Carol Plum-Ucci"


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THE SHE by Carol Plum-Ucci
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A seagoing thriller. (Fiction. YA)"
Evan's parents died in a tragic accident at sea eight years before he's asked to visit Gray Shailey at the "nuthouse" as part of a helping-hands program; she's been involved in a boating accident, too. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENED TO LANI GARVER by Carol Plum-Ucci
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Successfully raising many valid issues, this should appeal to teens from the popular to the marginalized. (Fiction. YA)"
Plum-Ucci seems to be establishing a pattern: disaffected teen with a mysterious past moves into a cliquish, closed community and shows them the errors of their superficial ways. Read full book review >

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FIRE WILL FALL by Carol Plum-Ucci
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"A must-read, all-too-contemporary page-turner. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
It's spring of 2002, and the horrendous images of 9/11 remain all too vivid. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING CHRISTOPHER CREED by Carol Plum-Ucci
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Finally, what of Christopher Creed himself? Fans will have to slog through 400+ pages to spot the subtle and not-so-subtle clues that lead to the truth in this sort-of thriller. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Ghosts, dead bodies, dark secrets and bad energy still lurk in Steepleton, N.J., the boondocks town made famous by the disappearance of high-school loser Christopher Creed. Read full book review >

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STREAMS OF BABEL by Carol Plum-Ucci
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Plum-Ucci takes the incredible and makes it all too believable. (Fiction. YA)"
It's February, 2002, in Trinity Falls, N.J., a sleepy little suburban town south of New York City. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"However, Plum-Ucci's mastery at intensifying their observations into something dire and ominous speeds the plot along and should keep readers wondering just how this convoluted mystery will wrap up. (Fiction. YA)"
Shots fired from a gun passed hand-to-hand around a group of teens on a rickety dock are blamed for the disappearance and possible death of Casey Carmody, the impulsive younger sister of Kurt, the popular member of the in-crowd. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF CHRISTOPHER CREED by Carol Plum-Ucci
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

Plum-Ucci makes a memorable fiction debut with this soapy tale of a teenager's disappearance from a small New Jersey town asimmer with dirty secrets. Read full book review >

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ABORIGINAL CAROL by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A more specific author's note with background information on the Huron Carol and on the Inuktitut language would have extended the usefulness of this beautifully illustrated but ultimately rather mysterious volume. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This innovative interpretation of the Huron Carol, Canada's oldest Christmas carol, is a collaborative effort by three Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PLUM by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"A trickster tale rich with meaning and handsomely set. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Drawing on two Chinese-language versions of a traditional tale about a boy even smaller than Tom Thumb, Young portrays a hero who's sure to endear himself to listeners and storytellers alike. Read full book review >

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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS CAROL by Sara Teasdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"An attractive addition for the Christmas shelf. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
Gottlieb's boldly contemporary art (see Melrose Cooper's I've Got a Family, p. 719) pairs surprisingly well with Teasdale's verse (c. 1937); though traditional in form, her poem has a concise directness and energy that match the artist's simple forms, broad lines of rough black, and assertive colors. Read full book review >

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PLUM DEADLY by Ellie Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"The husband-and-wife duo writing as Grant debut with a cozy that's as sweet and simple as pie."
A banker returns to her small town, rediscovers her roots and gets to the bottom of things. Read full book review >