Search Results: "Doug Wilhelm"


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FALLING by Doug Wilhelm
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 2, 2007

"The too-neat-and-tidy wrap-up flaws an otherwise solid effort. (Fiction. YA)"
Ninth-grader Matt Shaw spends his after-school hours walking the streets of Rutland, a small city in Vermont that conceals serious secrets. Read full book review >

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THE REVEALERS by Doug Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"It's unclear why certain mean characters seem less bad by the end, and the parental passivity is sometimes hard to believe; however, Wilhelm poses intriguing questions about the role computer networks can play in rebellions, kids' lives, and possibly grander politics as well. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A thought-provoking experiment about bullying and how to handle it. Read full book review >

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TREASURE TOWN by Doug Wilhelm
Released: April 20, 2015

"A boisterous, slapstick adventure that will entertain budding readers, despite its skimpy character development."
A trio of adventurous kids and two oddball adults find unexpected treasure in this middle-grade adventure by siblings Wilhelm (The Price of Denial, 2013) and Terrat (True Shoes, 2012). Read full book review >

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RAISING THE SHADES by Doug Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2001

"Still, the story with its sympathetic hero will have strong appeal for a wide range of readers including those who need to learn Casey's lesson. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Casey knows that he must rush home every day to clean up his Dad's empty beer bottles, finish dinner when his Dad retreats to the garage to get high, and put a blanket over his Dad when he passes out from drinking. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WASN'T THERE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An enjoyable addition. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
To Introduce a favorite genre, a three-chapter ghost story- -appropriately set on the bleak and desolate New England coast in a long-ago December. Read full book review >

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HELLO SUN! by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Young readers will most likely find this plot-driven tale entertaining enough, but it's not an essential purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little hedgehog named Quentin lives in the forest, but has a dream to see the sun. Read full book review >

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MORE BUNNY TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm
Released: March 1, 1989

Ralph—of Bunny Trouble, 1985—thinks his baby sister, Emily, is overrated: "She cried a lot and was always wet." Read full book review >

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A HOLE IN THE WALL by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A deceptively subtle thought-provoker for preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Four round and rubbery cartoon African animals—a wild dog, a warthog, a lion, and an elephant—find what seems to be a hole in the wall. Read full book review >

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A FLUSH OF SHADOWS by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 1995

"Even though most of her many novels are outside the mystery field, the taste for fantasy Wilhelm reveals here unleashes the archaic, primitive power the detective story had before it settled into the soothing rhythms of the whodunit."
Five substantial stories, two of them new, posing a suitably varied bill of fare for Wilhelm's indefatigable husband-and-wife sleuths, retired policeman Charlie Meiklejohn and psychologist Constance Leidl (Seven Kinds of Death, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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"Credible with well-defined characters and more hits than misses."
A professional couple asked to solve a missing-object mystery stumbles into a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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THE BEST DEFENSE by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 1994

"Sprawling and overlong—especially the trial sequences—but ultimately rousing, considering how much Barbara's fighting for and how much it matters."
Defiantly barefoot Oregon lawyer Barbara Holloway (Death Qualified, 1991) calls a truce with her lawyer father and buys pantyhose and a proper courtroom jacket in order to defend battered wife Paula Kennerman, accused of killing her six-year-old daughter and setting fire to the women's safe house at Canby Ranch. Read full book review >