Search Results: "Connie Schofield-Morrison"


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I GOT THE RHYTHM by Connie Schofield-Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"A lively celebration of music and expressive dance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The beat is all around her when a girl takes a walk in the park with her mother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A moving look at a shameful period in American history."
British journalist Schofield debuts with a finely detailed history of the Nez Perce tribe. Read full book review >

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STORM RISING by Douglas Schofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Schofield continues the unlikely merger of hard-boiled and fantasy he launched in Time of Departure (2015, etc.). There's probably more here for detective fans than paranormal buffs but still enough for both camps."
A cop's widow tries to clear her late husband's name. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT GREECE by Louise Schofield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Little is covered in this volume that is not available in dozens of better books for this age group. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
A collection of information organized into four sections: ``The Greek World,'' ``Living in Ancient Greece,'' ``Arts and Sciences,'' and ``Foreign Affairs.'' An entry in the Nature Company Discovery Series, the book is a visual feast, full of images and beautifully designed, and some of the clearest illustrations found in any book in a very crowded field. Read full book review >

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TIME OF DEPARTURE by Douglas Schofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"There's little new ground trodden in this debut, and the jarring narrative shifts do the paper-thin plot few favors."
A tough Florida prosecutor trying to prove herself in a male-dominated environment finds unsettling personal connections to a 1970s cold case involving eight abducted women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An unflinching portrait of the scourge of mental illness."
A father descends into the emotional depths of his daughter's schizophrenia. Read full book review >

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THE PEGASUS FORUM by David Schofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Only if following money-market interest rates quickens the pulse."
A prosaic financial thriller about an Oxford economics professor whose students plot to destroy the free world's banking institutions. Read full book review >

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TELLURIDE by Susan Clark Schofield
Released: Sept. 26, 1993

"Stark, unadorned prose—a pleasure to read and a perfect match for this western's captivating setting."
Schofield's first novel (Refugio, They Named You Wrong, 1991) was set in 1880's Texas; this powerful second book begins a decade earlier—in the rich, muddy boomtown where a lonely gold-miner's daughter and her lover, an itinerant blaster, are forced to face off against the Machiavellian owner of two local mines. Read full book review >

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TSUNAMI WARNING by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Older readers will relish the text and come away with a greater appreciation for the scientists who struggle to understand natural disasters in order to keep people safe. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Shaking ground, an exposed sea floor, and a loud roar are natural warnings." Read full book review >

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POND by Gordon Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A celebration of nature that can be enjoyed by all. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Superb watercolors and a brief but insightful text provide the reader with a detailed picture of a fresh-water pond and the changing plants and animals living in and near it, from winter to spring and back again. Read full book review >

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A DROP OF WATER by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Carefully crafted and beautifully executed, this is a splendid addition to the science bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
The drop of water on a child's finger may have begun in a rain cloud over a mountaintop, collected in a high forest stream, traveling down through bogs, woods, swamp, marsh and farmer's pond before continuing into the meadow brook the child explores. Read full book review >