Search Results: "Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge"


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WICKED JACK by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Everything in these pictures belongs to the sphere of high comedy, and readers will hoot. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Wooldridge's first book is stunning. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"In all, a useful study that might lead sophisticated young readers to Wharton's novels. (index) (Biography. 12 & up)"
Edith Wharton, a New York City child of wealth and privilege, escaped in several ways, "[b]ut Edith's keen eye, her reading...and her need to tell the truth were the beginnings of her brave escape from the expectations of the society into which she'd been born." Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF STRAP BUCKNER by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"A robust and high-humored version of the Strap Buckner legend, full of the over-the-top yarning now associated with Texas. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Strap Buckner was one of the original Old Three Hundred to settle Texas with Stephen Austin, and legend rose around him to compete with his serious size. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"An author's note includes sources, Web sites, and places to visit. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
In 1869, at the age of 55, a big woman with a big name—Esther Mae Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris—headed to Wyoming Territory. Read full book review >

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JUST FINE THE WAY THEY ARE by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"As the book closes, it is clear that the system continues to evolve—unpredictably, perhaps, but inexorably. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
Wooldridge's story of America's land-transportation networks—its roadways and railways—is folksy but panoramic. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CAPTAIN ERICSSON! by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 15, 2005

With Glass's rumply, spray-painted figures in period dress adding a loose-jointed air, Wooldridge pays tribute to Swedish-born John Ericsson. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"Definitive and exhaustive, animated by a profound respect and admiration."
The second volume of the author's massive biography of legendary baseball manager Connie Mack (1862-1956). Read full book review >

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CONNIE CAME TO PLAY by Jill Paton Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"From the author of Pepi and the Secret (p. 560), it's grand to see such a typical preschool scenario handled without preachiness. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Connie came to play and Robert doesn't want to share his toys. ``This is my train!'' he tells her. ``All right,'' says Connie. ``You play with that one. Read full book review >

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BON VOYAGE, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"Funny and heartwarming. (Fiction. 12+)"
Determined to reconnect with her estranged grandparents and forget about ex-crush William (Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles, 2007), 15-year-old Connie embarks on an exchange program to France. 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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CROSS YOUR HEART, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though at times a bit too familiar, Durrant manages to tell a fun and engaging story. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In her journal, Connie Pickles chronicles seven weeks in her life, during which she sets her mother up with three different men, gets a job, quits a job, marches against the war, gets kissed, almost loses a friend and falls in love. Read full book review >

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CONNIE MACK AND THE EARLY YEARS OF BASEBALL by Norman L. Macht
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"A compelling look at a legend and an era."
Comprehensive and interesting portrait of one of baseball's most successful managers. Read full book review >