Search Results: "Catherine Gilbert Murdock"


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PRINCESS BEN by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2008

"An amusing, heartwarming adventure put forth in richly flavored prose. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Princess Benevolence isn't a run-of-the-mill spoiled princess. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN IS PAVED WITH OREOS by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Fans of the trilogy will be delighted to revisit both the Schwenks and Red Bend, Wisc. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Sarah discovers first love and family secrets in this sweet-as-a-cookie Dairy Queen companion for slightly younger readers. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"If not quite the sumptuous banquet anticipated, the novel still makes a satisfying, tasty treat. (glossary of terms) (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
From the author of the Dairy Queen series comes this ebullient fairy tale, set in a vaguely Teutonic empire of small baronies, duchies and kingdoms. Read full book review >

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THE OFF SEASON by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
FICTION
Released: June 4, 2007

"Readers will root for both D.J. and a third installment with equal vigor. (Fiction. YA)"
D.J. Schwenk, the first girl linebacker on the Red Bend High football team, returns to tell the story of her first season. Read full book review >

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DAIRY QUEEN by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
FICTION
Released: May 22, 2006

"A fresh teen voice, great football action and cows—this novel rocks. (Fiction. YA)"
A painfully funny novel takes readers into the head of D.J. Schwenk, frustrated dairy farmer-cum-football trainer-cum-star linebacker. D.J. comes from a football family: Her two older brothers were legends in high school; her father used to coach. Read full book review >

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FRONT AND CENTER by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, although there are fewer belly laughs, readers have grown so fond of D.J., they'll be happy just watching her muddle through. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
D.J. Schwenk returns for her third and final outing, this time heating up not the football field but the basketball court. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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MEET MURDOCK by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: May 1, 1969

"Fey-tally."
In one of those city houses where every floor has a family of a different origin the basement is occupied by building superintendent Murdock, one of those old salts who're never washed up in juveniles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not the definitive biography, then, and certainly not for casual G&S fans—but the most authoritative effort of its kind thus far, and, particularly considering the often-academic content, crisply readable. (16 pages b&w illustrations)"
Stedman, editor of a collection of Gilbert's non-G&S works (Gilbert Before Sullivan, 1967), now offers a solid, stylish, well- researched critical biography—which effectively emphasizes the Victorian-theater context of Gilbert's writings but fails to pay proper attention to his genius as a lyricist. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE CERTITUDE by Patrick Modiano
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not for every child, and, indeed, not for every adult. It's not exactly as if Dostoyevsky had turned to writing Mother Goose rhymes, but the darkness is there—and so is the brilliance."
A beguiling children's story—well, after a fashion, anyway—by the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDOCK CRACKS ICE by Robert J. Ray
Released: June 1, 1992

"Good reading, with frisky Chen and Hana definite scene-stealers."
Murdock, perennial rescuer of teens (Merry Christmas, Murdock, 1989), watches one girl die and another become seriously wounded when someone takes potshots at his Newport Beach deck. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE HERO by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"This fish story smells stale already. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big brother shark thinks quickly and saves the day. Read full book review >