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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THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"An arresting, illuminating, and unlikely-to-be-forgotten story. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Welcome to the you-better-be-Brave New World of emergent viruses. Read full book review >

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DOGS AT WAR by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A smart salute to MWD that deserves a wide readership beyond dog lovers and military buffs. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
As we come to appreciate more and more the emotional and sentient lives of animals, take a moment to consider the military working dog. Read full book review >

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INTERNAL AFFAIRS by Connie Dial
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A tough potboiler with swagger to spare."
LAPD veteran Dial's debut uncovers a web of sex, narcotics and blackmail in the law-enforcement hierarchy. Read full book review >

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DIGGING TO INDOCHINA by Connie Biewald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2006

"Biewald offers smooth, accomplished prose, punctuated by emotionally realistic interactions."
A troubled family remakes itself in this moving third novel by Biewald (Bread and Salt, 2005, and Roses Take Practice, 2006). Read full book review >

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THE THIRD HELL by Connie Dial
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Both the tale and the landscape against which it unfolds are so glum that the glimpse of promised happiness at the end is almost too much to bear."
Dial takes a break from her six tours of La-La-Land's mean streets with Detective Josie Corsino (Set the Night on Fire, 2016, etc.) for an even deeper descent into the city's dark side as a retired LAPD detective searches frantically for his 13-year-old son. Read full book review >