Search Results: "Christine Byl"


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DIRT WORK by Christine Byl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2013

"A beguiling journey of self-discovery."
A young woman's account of life on trail crews in two national parks. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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MY LAZY CAT by Christine Roussey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A fine and restful 'nothing.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
Fat cat Boomer shows the way to a perfect day. Read full book review >

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THE WHIRLYS AND THE WEST WIND by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Ross brings just the right touch to this fanciful blend of license and responsibility, both in her brisk, tongue-in-cheek narrative and in softly cross-hatched, amusingly detailed illustrations of the wide-eyed kids enjoying and coping with their independence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the wind blows their parents away, the Whirly children check the phone book's emergency pages for help, but to no avail. Read full book review >

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JASMINE AND MADDIE by Christine Pakkala
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"While no new ground is covered in Pakkala's novel, the spot-on cover will entice readers who will identify with the pain of middle school, enjoy the well-developed secondary characters and applaud the girls' growth. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Can two seemingly opposite girls become friends? Read full book review >

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WATCHING JULY by Christine Hart
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

A grieving teenager stumbles into an abusive relationship and is terrified by supernatural visions in this pedestrian thriller. Read full book review >

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SCOUT by Christine Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2006

"Nonetheless, Ford shows considerable skill in distilling the messy complexity of grief and emotional renewal in poetry that often sings. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Her mother lost to cancer, 11-year-old Cecelia, aka "Scout," withstands a fresh trauma that triggers familial healing in this novel-in-verse. Read full book review >

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ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE by Christine Heppermann
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"Abortion is a life-altering choice, but this book doesn't go there. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
Can a good Catholic girl be pro-choice? Read full book review >

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RIDING CHANCE by Christine Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A worthwhile first outing; Kendall shows promise. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A troubled inner-city boy learns to play polo in a program modeled after Philadelphia's famed Work to Ride. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It seems that she wrote the book for no other reason than that the subject fascinated her—and what better reason could a reader ask for in an author?"
A tantalizing glimpse of a lost world. Read full book review >

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CARNOSAUR CRIMES by Christine Gentry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"An overloaded plot, prose as desiccated as those dinosaur bones, and a heroine (Mesozoic Murder, 2003) more imperiled than Pauline."
Unrewarding fossil poaching in Montana and Utah. Read full book review >