Search Results: "Cidney Swanson"


BOOK REVIEW

Siren Spell by Cidney  Swanson
Released: Nov. 14, 2015

"A delightful drama with well-done supernatural elements that heighten the themes of anger and forgiveness."
In this YA novel from Swanson (Perilous: A Ripple Novel, 2015, etc), a ballet-obsessed teenager in Oregon confronts dangerous sirens, her family's mysterious history, and, most frightening of all, the need to forgive her mom. Read full book review >

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SAVING MARS by Cidney  Swanson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 26, 2012

"A sci-fi novel that soars along with a teenage heroine whose imperfections help make her believable and endearing."
A 17-year-old pilot with a history of crashing her craft holds a planet's fate in her hands when a human settlement on Mars runs low on food. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY SWANSON by Eleanor Updale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"The writing is ripe for a theatrical production, but the Briticisms may trip up some American readers. (Historical mystery. 9-12)"
Take an old-fashioned British melodrama set in 1929, feature an 11-year-old boy whose sucker newspaper ads become the contrivance for a murder mystery, throw in a wide-spread TB panic and there's the plot. Read full book review >

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GLORIA SWANSON by Stephen Michael Shearer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"An uneven, rushed-through life with occasional high notes."
A biography of Gloria Swanson (1899-1983), who was difficult, vain, arrogant and self-deluded, as well as shrewd, stylish and magnetic. She was, by her own account, "every inch and every moment a star." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Rosie loses the election—but somehow, readers will want to cheer her on to further adventures. (Fiction. 8-11)"
The stars of Maxie, Rosie, and Earl: Partners in Grime (1990) return, as odd a trio as any in middle-grade fiction. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS FOREST by Cynthia Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"More soapy than suspenseful."
A young mother navigates the secrets her handsome husband seems to be hiding after his brother commits suicide in Swanson's (The Bookseller, 2015) second novel. Read full book review >

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GEOENGINEERING EARTH'S CLIMATE by Jennifer Swanson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Occasional proofreading slips don't dampen the importance of this compact overview, a good starting place for teen readers and researchers on a critical issue. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
How can we turn Earth's temperature down? Read full book review >

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A LIFE WORTHWHILE by K.C. Swanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Awkward prose undermines this story of troubled siblings, despite its strong sense of place."
Brothers cope with difficult circumstances in this debut novel set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Read full book review >

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SUPER GEAR by Jennifer Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Plenty of good science sunk by tone and blunders. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Science teacher and writer Swanson tells the story behind nanotechnology's introduction and impact on sports. Read full book review >