Search Results: "Donna M. Quick"


BOOK REVIEW

STOLEN SUNRISE by Donna M. Quick
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An intriguing read underneath the schmaltz."
Bruised by life but tough as a horsewhip, a 30-something New York farm galsets out to prove the innocence of her brother, who's been convicted of murdering his wife. Read full book review >

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PHENOMENA by Donna M. Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Additionally, six one-page 'Mind Tinglers' challenge readers to actively think about and experiment with their own senses, making the text both educational and fun. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Based on the premise that our senses "help us navigate the world," Jackson explores how they affect our lives and delves beyond the five familiar senses to include coverage of topics such as dreaming, intuition and even the super senses of animals. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Jackson offers an illuminating "Tour De Face" that pauses at each feature, lips to hair, for a look at its function and variations, then goes on to examine how we recognize faces, how our faces change to reflect age or emotion, and how and why people alter their looks. Read full book review >

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MEADOWVIEW ACRES by Donna M Cain
Released: May 7, 2013

"Understated but quite enjoyable."
Cain's first novel is modest but well-made YA fantasy-mystery. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Though this lacks the sparkle of some earlier titles in this consistently interesting series, the subject is bound to appeal to middle-school extremophiles. (further explorations, glossary, sources) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Scientific fieldwork takes Paul Flaherty, Hazel Barton and Steve Sillett to dangerous heights and depths in this latest entry in the Scientists in the Field series, which presents three biographies connected by their format. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The narrative is notably restrained, eschewing the maudlin and letting the stories tell themselves. (glossary, further reading, Web sites, museum exhibit) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 provide a focus for this photo-documentary on the many ways dogs support and succor humans. Read full book review >

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KISSING THE VIRGIN’S MOUTH by Donna M. Gershten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2001

"Another in that appealing line of grace-under-pressure heroines. Gershten's first is also the first to win Barbara Kingsolver's Bellworth Prize, awarded 'for a work of socially or politically engaged fiction.' Stronger even than that, however, is the emotional engagement here."
An impressive debut about a strong woman often knocked down but never dragged out. Read full book review >

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SARGENT'S WOMEN by Donna M.  Lucey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Colorful, animated portraits sympathetically rendered."
Perceptive biographies of a quartet of Gilded Age women. Read full book review >

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THE BUG SCIENTISTS by Donna M. Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"Bug-happy young readers will come away with both general information about insects, and an idea of how a fascination with them can turn into a career path. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Jackson (Wildlife Detectives: How Forensic Scientists Fight Crimes Against Nature, 2000, etc.) profiles four people for whom there's no "ugh" in "bug." Read full book review >