Search Results: "Cuyler Overholt"


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A PROMISE OF RUIN by Cuyler Overholt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Set against the historical backdrop of a city teeming with immigrants, Overholt's second reveals the evils of a heinous trade that still goes on today."
A psychiatrist's inquiries bring her up against the white slave trade. Read full book review >

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A DEADLY AFFECTION by Cuyler Overholt
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"A well-paced, 20th-century whodunit full of dark secrets and fascinating intrigue that easily keeps pace with 21st-century standards."
In Overholt's historical mystery, a young female doctor in early-20th-century New York must solve a bloody murder for which she feels partially responsible. Read full book review >

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100TH DAY WORRIES by Margery Cuyler

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THE BATTLEFIELD GHOST by Margery Cuyler
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The actions of the characters unfold mechanically, for it's the history lesson that drives this tale; nevertheless, this entertaining story may have readers seeking out their own local histories for possible ghost tales. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 8-10)"
A mild ghost story, intent on imparting history painlessly, from Cuyler (From Here to There, p. 531, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF CHINA by William Overholt
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

"A timely report on the growth of the world's most dynamic economy, as well as a forceful argument that, often, successful political reform can follow only in the wake of—or alongside with- -economic reform."
A bullish report on China's explosively growing economy, predicting that the development of Chinese capitalism will effectively end Chinese Marxism. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SCHOOL BUS by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"While it's cute and will help to complete vehicle lovers' collections, this package doesn't do much to address school fears or preparedness in the preschool audience it appears to be aimed at. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rhyming verses stretch out the job of a school bus to 12 spreads. Read full book review >

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SKELETON FOR DINNER by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A poison-ivy bouquet, full bowls of stew and happy friends bring the story to a satisfying close. Make sure to tuck in to this delicious tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mother and daughter witch want to have skeleton for dinner. Is he on the menu or intended to be a guest? Read full book review >

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THAT’S GOOD! THAT’S BAD! IN WASHINGTON, DC by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"This is only worth it if a unit on DC is a big part of your curriculum. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On a visit to the nation's capitol, a boy and his class hop aboard a DC Duck. Read full book review >

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GROUNDHOG STAYS UP LATE by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Great for a read-aloud in classrooms. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a twist on the classic tale of the Grasshopper and the Ants, Groundhog must find a way to get his hibernating friends to share their food stores with him after he has played away the fall and early winter. Read full book review >

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ROADSIGNS by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Open this engaging debut for the illustrator and there'll be 'No Stopping.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Proud Hare gets his comeuppance again, this time leading (at least until the end) slow-but-steady Tortoise along a winding, mostly paved road liberally endowed with large, standard cautionary and directional signs. Read full book review >

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TICK TOCK CLOCK by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Any new reader lucky enough to spend a day with Grandma will want to read this to her. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Grandma spends a busy day with her twin granddaughters in a day filled with action, rhythm and rhyme. Read full book review >

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MONSTER MESS! by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Simple but sublime, best suited to the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cheerily skewed take on the familiar monster-under-the-bed schtick. Read full book review >