Search Results: "Caroline McAlister"


BOOK REVIEW

CAROLINE by Sarah Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Beguiling, pulse-pounding historical fiction."
The Ingalls family loads everything they own onto a wagon and heads west from Wisconsin to the unsettled Kansas Territory, but this time, the tale is told from Caroline's perspective. Read full book review >

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AFTER CAROLINE by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Nothing groundbreaking here, but Joanna is a likably quirky heroine, and the suspense is sustained admirably right up to the very end."
Paperback veteran Hooper comes through with thrills, chills, and plenty of romance in her second hardcover (after Amanda, 1995), this time with an energetic—if formulaic—murder mystery with a clever twist. Read full book review >

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JOHN RONALD'S DRAGONS by Caroline McAlister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Since the likeliest audience for this is kids who have seen the Hobbit films, it's a good reminder that the book came first. (afterword, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The story of a boy who dreamed of dragons and found a way to bring them to life. Read full book review >

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BRAVE DONATELLA AND THE JASMINE THIEF by Caroline McAlister
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

An historical anecdote about Cosimo de' Medici's jealous attachment to the sweet-smelling jasmine plant for which a young, romantic gardener risks his life is offered up here as a folktale set in palace gardens and courtyards and along pastoral Tuscan walks. Read full book review >

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HOLY MOLÉ! by Caroline McAlister
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

Incorporating details from Mexican legends, McAlister offers a version of a story that explains how molé, a blend of chocolate, chili peppers and spices usually served on turkey, was created. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS CAROLINE by Kyle Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"The Scrooge is the same, but the message is muffled."
A chick-lit tweak of the Dickens classic. Read full book review >

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WHAT CAROLINE KNEW by Caryn James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"As this story's heroine evolves from being merely boring to fundamentally loathsome, so too does her tale."
In her second novel (Glorie, 1998), a New York Times culture critic travels back to the 1920s to tell a story of uptown society and the downtown art scene. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"A lucid account of one of the messiest, sleaziest and most dangerous times in British history."
An examination of the 1820 prosecution of unpopular George IV's popular queen, arguing that it instigated and/or solidified a variety of cultural changes in England and perhaps prevented a civil war. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT COMEBACK OF CAROLINE JACOBS by Matthew Dicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Heartwarming and often darkly humorous, this road trip for vengeance fairly cries out for filming."
Just as easily as a middle school friend can turn into an enemy, so can a wallflower turn into a suburban warrior in this tale of a woman seeking the best comeback to a bully. Read full book review >

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Natalie and the Night Sky by Carolyn Dibb
Released: April 22, 2015

"Ideal for only children and their perfectly sized families."
A heartwarming, insightful debut children's book about an only child who wonders what it would be like to have a bigger family. Read full book review >

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HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Arnold captures the joy and mystery of this familiar unit of study. (glossary, websites, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
It's a lucky kindergartner who gets to witness the miracle of life through the incubation of eggs. Read full book review >