Search Results: "David Petersen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2005

"There's enough blood sport here to offend the meat-is-murder set, enough Ed Abbeyesque grumbling to offend anyone who drives a Hummer or a Beemer, and enough good writing to please those who cherish their own sojourns on the edge."
Thoreauvian seasons in the Rockies. Read full book review >

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OLD TRACKS, NEW TRICKS by Jessica Petersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A jaunty rhyme and inventive toys-come-to-life spin on challenging the status quo, with especial appeal to fans of all things Thomas. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three sections of wooden train tracks inspire new ideas and fun. Read full book review >

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WILD RIVER by P.J. Petersen
ADVENTURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Particularly recommended for those readers not quite ready for Gary Paulsen's The River (1991) but still eager for realistic thrills. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ryan would be the first to tell you that he didn't want to go at all. Read full book review >

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COWKIND by Ray Petersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1996

"Still, this is one of the most original and promising of recent debuts."
Give first-time novelist Petersen credit: Not many would have thought of exploring the hard lives of a farm family through the eyes of a dairy herd. Read full book review >

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I HATE WEDDINGS by P.J. Petersen
Released: April 1, 2000

"The characters, including the adults, are drawn in low but distinct relief, emotional issues are laid out without being overanalyzed, and readers will wince in sympathy as Dan finds himself in one embarrassing situation after another. (illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-11)"
Previously met in I Hate Camping (1991) and I Hate Company (1994), young Dan goes from pillar to post when he's asked to be Best Man at his father's second wedding. Read full book review >

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WHITE WATER by P.J. Petersen
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"The book is a thrill ride—as the complications mount and a grittily determined Greg ingeniously responds to them, readers will come to admire him as much as James does. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Though similar in concept to Marion Dane Bauer's Face to Face (1991), this pulse-pounding adventure features characters who are considerably more likable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 1991

"A highly evocative, frightening tale, and all too convincing."
In this chilling and disturbing re-creation, free-lance journalist Petersen (The Boston Globe, The Washington Post) recalls her childhood of sexual abuse. Read full book review >

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RISING WATER by P.J. Petersen
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Filled with narrow squeaks, set against a vividly realized natural disaster and animated by some fizzy chemistry between the protagonists, this page-turner will keep readers on the edges of their seats from the get-go. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The author of White Water (1997) offers another tightly wound boat ride into hardship and danger. Read full book review >

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