Search Results: "Cassie Hartman"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Pair this with Jean Craighead George's The Wolves are Back (2008) for contrasting but equally effective approaches to this piece of ecological good news. (bibliography, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
The original mission of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, was people's enjoyment of its geologic wonders. Read full book review >

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TUMBLE & BLUE by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An original, highly engaging story about the power of friendship, family curses and blessings—and what it means to be a hero. (Magical realism. 8-12)"
Two friends, both seemingly cursed, join forces to alter their destinies. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS MIRANDUS by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A delicious confection and much more: it shows that the human heart is delicate, that it matters, and that it must be handled with care. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One strange afternoon, 10-year-old Micah Tuttle finds out that magic is real. Read full book review >

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SAY IT AGAIN by Brian Cassie
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"These elements will draw readers to learn more, making this not only great for browsing, but also a fine introduction to environmental studies. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
paper 0-88106-342-8 What at first appears to be a slender idea—the presentation of animals with names comprised of repeating syllables, such as the aye-aye or caracara—turns into a delightful, rhyming excursion. Read full book review >

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SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2015

"Dragon fiction has never flown higher. Seraphina's adventures may be over, but here's hoping there are more Goreddi tales to come. (map, cast of characters, glossary) (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Having come to terms with her own heritage, both dragon and human, Seraphina is back for more, following her eponymous first outing (2012). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"These gifted players sadly remain too faceless."
The saga of the first-call Los Angeles session musicians who powered some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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THE WELL-HEELED MURDERS by Cherry Hartman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Any questions?"
When Sam Reynolds, the Portland (Ore.) cop investigating Dr. Lucinda Frazier's murder, asks, ``Anyone you know want to see her dead?'' her lesbian colleague Morgan McRain replies, ``I don't know any voyeurs.'' Seriously, though, neither Morgan nor Sam believes Lucinda was killed by the anguished fetishist she was treating, even though the patient insists on confessing to the murder. Read full book review >

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A Month of Sundays by Paula Hartman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"These wise, well-crafted inspirational essays, worth any Christian's time, should prove especially relevant to busy women."
A debut devotional book blends anecdotes, thoughts on incorporating faith into everyday life, and recipes. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF DREAMING by Bruce Hartman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2013

"An exciting, original take on the literary mystery genre."
A mind-bending marriage of ambitious literary theory and classic murder mystery. Read full book review >