Search Results: "Connie Anna Kirk"


BOOK REVIEW

SKY DANCERS by Connie Anna Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Kirk's research into Mohawk culture and the experience of Native steelworkers adds authenticity, making this a true-to-life portrait of family life and traditions. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Set in the 1930s, nonfiction author Kirk's debut picture book tells the story of John Cloud, a young Mohawk boy, and his relationship with his steelworker father, who is helping to build the Empire State Building. Read full book review >

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REX TABBY: CAT DETECTIVE by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Chet Gecko's still top egg in the hardboiled department, but life's going to be no bowl of cream for crooks with Rex—and sidekicks Si Meese and Frankie Fluff—on the case. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In his debut caper, feline police detective Rex Tabby sets out to collar two bad-to-the-bone kittens intent on springing tough-talking Ma Manx from the Whiskerville lockup. Read full book review >

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JACK AND JILL by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The bandwagon's getting crowded with folklore takeoffs, but this deserves a spot on board for its faintly surreal air. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Jack and Jill get plenty of exercise toiling up and down that hill in this considerably extended version of the nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

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RHINO IN THE HOUSE by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A solid introduction to wildlife conservation, but it misses the mark in providing a full context for the story. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Anna Merz was determined to protect endangered animals in East Africa. Read full book review >

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ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Reading at times rather like a commercial for recovery programs, this text may be best suited to a health class covering the subject matter; nevertheless, a crucial topic. (index, further information, glossary, selected bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A chronicle exposing facts and challenges confronting drug addiction and overdose in America. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN BLUE LINE by Connie Dial
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"Fans of hard-boiled detective fiction may not be impressed, but there's soft-boiled satisfaction to the departmental intrigue and the meting out of justice, Sergeant Turner-style."
Relegated to busting cops for soliciting sex, Sergeant Mike Turner (Internal Affairs, 2009) finally gets a case with real promise—a renegade cop on dubious disability linked to illegal guns and armed robbery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLE by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Put this at the top of your Must Buy holiday shopping list."
The witty author of the splendid, multi-award—winning Doomsday Book (1992) and its quasi sequel, To Say Nothing of the Dog (1997), here collects a sheaf of six yuletide tales she's published annually in Asimov's magazine, plus two previously unpublished stories. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF CONNIE WILLIS by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of Willis' talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama—and may guide inquisitive readers toward her equally accomplished and acclaimed novels."
Ten award-winning stories, 1982-2007, plus three equally well-regarded award acceptance speeches, from the much-celebrated author (All Clear, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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If You Could Be...The Critter You See by Kirk Eason
Released: April 17, 2014

"An accessible, smart book that finds an impressive balance between education and enjoyment."
In Eason's engaging debut, young readers can discover interesting facts about the wide variety of animals in the world. Read full book review >

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I AM SPARTACUS! by Kirk Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"An entertaining and informative look at the troubled gestation of a film of both artistic and social significance."
He is Spartacus…and here's how it happened. Read full book review >

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SKY WOMAN FALLING by Kirk Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"An awful lot of crucial information depends on hypnosis and Turnipseed's dreams. In addition, there's numbing aeronautic detail, some grisly death sequences, and a rather touching ending to the Parker-Turnipseed romance."
Native American myth, Oneida land claims, and psychosis complicate the latest case of Indian Affairs specialists Emmett Parker and Anna Turnipseed (Ancient Ones, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >