Search Results: "Celia Godkin"


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WHEN THE GIANT STIRRED by Celia Godkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though lacking the inventive narrative and scientific detail of Jean Craighead George's Dear Katie, the Volcano IS a Girl (1998), this makes a serviceable overview of its topic for younger children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Godkin traces the cycle of life on a tropical volcanic island. Read full book review >

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SKYDIVER by Celia Godkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Old or new, this success story will be welcomed by nature lovers. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Threatened with extinction across North America, peregrine falcons were bred in captivity and provided with new territories until their populations rebounded. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT LADYBUGS? by Celia Godkin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"But even if The Gardener's Bug Book (1994) doesn't list any caterpillars partial to peas, young naturalists will still enjoy this brief ecology lesson. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
In an effort to eliminate harmful insects, a gardener sprays his fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers with bug killer. Read full book review >

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FIRE! by Celia Godkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"A good choice for collections needing a replacement or supplement for the likes of Laurence P. Pringle's Fire in the Forest: A Cycle of Growth and Renewal (1995). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Using insets to identify the wildlife in her well-populated woodland scenes, Godkin portrays a North American boreal forest's destruction and recovery from a fire caused by lightning. Read full book review >

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ANTHEM FOR JACKSON DAWES by Celia Bryce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Sentimental but uncritical. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A movingly told British import about a teen girl with cancer treads some familiar ground. Read full book review >

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SOVAY by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

It's best not to mess with Sovay Middleton. Read full book review >

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WITCH CHILD by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2001

"With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After watching her grandmother hang for being a witch, Mary journeys to the New World only to discover that human nature's desire to blame another is not limited to 17th-century England. Read full book review >

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Prosecco & Paparazzi by Celia Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"Pure fun and pure fluff—the perfect book to read on the beach with a glass of prosecco in hand.
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A lighthearted romance packed with glitz, glamour, and celebrities. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE by Celia Sandys
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A pleasant and undemanding excursion into the experiences of the young Churchill in a more chivalrous time. (24 pages b&w photos, 6 maps)"
A charming, unassuming account by Winston Churchill's granddaughter of the adventures that made him famous during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899—1902. Read full book review >

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CITY OF SHADOWS by Celia Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This will gratify young devotees of dark fantasy with its deliciously scary and compelling stories. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Born on a Friday at the stroke of midnight, Davey Williams is a "chime child" whose strange powers and extraordinary perceptions allow him to see ghosts and other supernatural beings. Read full book review >

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PIRATES! by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"An ambitious but fundamentally conventional tale, closer to Ann Rinaldi's historical novels than the more rousing likes of Avi's True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. (Fiction. YA)"
A rambling, romantic 18th-century tale features a teenaged British heiress who, along with her African half-sister, avoids Terrible Fate by becoming a pirate. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY by Celia Gittelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Rich and warming and a joy."
``There's a kind of peace when dealing with the dead. Read full book review >