Search Results: "Constance Leeds"


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THE SILVER CUP by Constance Leeds
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seasons change and friendship grows, and Anna's story becomes one of courage, kindness and hope in her corner of the medieval world. (author's note, historical note, glossary, foreign phrases) (Fiction. 12+)"
Fifteen-year-old Anna lives in a small German village in 1095, a year that will bring great changes. Read full book review >

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THE UNFORTUNATE SON by Constance Leeds
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2012

"Engaging from the very first page, this is one work of historical fiction that will have even readers who prefer fantasy clamoring for a sequel. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
The nature of luck, fortune and fate is dissected and reexamined over the course of this outstanding novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Sturdy poems, well-crafted, engaging, and eminently accessible."
Though Hunting's career as a poet began more than a decade earlier, this volume marks the period when she first took up residence in Maine, an influence equal to her musical training and predilection for simple themes in shaping her rather considerable body of work. Read full book review >

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LIVE FROM MEDICINE PARK by Constance Squires
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2017

"You don't need to be a rock fan to appreciate this rite-of-passage story, but Squires' fellow rockers will also appreciate her attention to details."
A rocky encounter with a rock icon changes a filmmaker's life in Squires' (Along the Watchtower, 2011) heartfelt novel. Read full book review >

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Mom Told Me You Are A Hero by Constance Gibbons
Released: June 30, 2015

"A truly supportive message for families and young children living with veterans, full of cheerful pictures, comforting messages, and patriotism."
Retired educator Gibbons intertwines definitions and familiar examples to help children understand veteran life. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Bubbling with energy and conviction but less practical than an old-fashioned style manual."
Self-help for aspiring writers, who need, it seems, to zap the red sauce of their prose with tangier verbs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A solid contribution to the literature of recent American political history. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A moving story of a poor family's unforeseen contribution to the civil-rights struggle in America. Read full book review >

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STUNT CAT TO THE STARS by Constance Lombardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"'Diary of a Wimpy Cat' or maybe 'Lynda Barry's Cat Goes Hollywood,' it's decent enough fare for graduates of Bad Kitty but not nearly as funny or inventive. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-10)"
Mr. Puffball longs to be a star. Will Hollywood welcome him? Read full book review >

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STUNT CAT ACROSS AMERICA by Constance Lombardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Not a total hairball, but far from a first purr-chase. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-11)"
Mr. Puffball's done with being a stunt cat…what's next for him? Read full book review >

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BREASTLESS INTIMACY by Cynthia Leeds  Friedlander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"An illuminating collection of writing that's full of introspection and emotional transcendence."
Friedlander's memoir recounts vignettes about the author's life after a bilateral mastectomy. Read full book review >