Search Results: "Dee Phelps"


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DEE DEE AND ME by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Bright and captivating, this new take on sibling relations is a needed tale for all. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schwartz examines sibling power dynamics in this humorous and ultimately empowering tale. Read full book review >

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TWEEDLE DEE DEE by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

With quick, sketchy strokes of pen and brush, Voake creates a massive tree with birds and squirrels in the branches and two children setting up a picnic below as a setting for her lightly reworked version of the cumulative folksong most commonly called "The Green Grass Grew All Around." Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"The period detail, poignant story and credible characters make this a pleasurable, satisfying read."
Phelps and Grimes' debut tells the story of how Charles Knight, the heir apparent to Coffin Point, a large South Carolina plantation, was raised during the supposedly idyllic years before the Civil War. Read full book review >

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JOEY DEE GETS WISE by Louisa Ermelino
Released: Jan. 7, 1990

Cool, brash, but familiar first novel—set on the mob-dominated streets of Little Italy—that's noteworthy for avoiding a romanticizing of the criminals. Read full book review >

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AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE by Mary G. Thompson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An intelligent, tense psychological drama. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A kidnapped girl returns home after six years. Read full book review >

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THE DISSOLUTION OF NICHOLAS DEE by Matthew Stadler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1993

"Homoeroticism provides the only heat in Stadler's second novel—a curious but fitful tale in which pages from the score of Purcell's The Tempest appear: a sop to intertextuality that seems mostly pretentious."
As lyrical at times as its predecessor Landscape: Memory (1990), Stadler's latest is also a more ambitious undertaking—but this slurry of historical sleuthing, musical fantasy, and personal discovery ultimately overreaches itself. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DEE AND THE PENGUIN by Christopher Baldwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A must-read for all would-be adventurers. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A fun-filled, zany story with a serious message about belonging. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE IN SICILY by Daphne Phelps
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A charming memoir that only begins to uncover the myriad facets of life and culture in Sicily. (8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Another memoir by a British subject extolling the virtues of Italy and the Italians. Read full book review >

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NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN by M. William Phelps
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A thoroughly reported procedural too much repetition and heavy-handed foreshadowing."
Thorough account of a quadruple murder in a Houston suburb in 2003. Read full book review >

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"An annotated innovation on the psalms of King David."
A short, passionate "psalm" of one Christian's personal faith. Read full book review >