Search Results: "Eleanor Clift"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"A powerful mix of opinion, reporting and poignant recollection."
Newsweek columnist and McLaughlin Group pundit Clift combines a journalist's account of the political circus surrounding Terri Schiavo's death with the personal story of the death of her husband, Tom Brazaitis. Read full book review >

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SELECTING A PRESIDENT by Eleanor Clift
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"For beginners, the ABCs of the curious, occasionally baffling way we go about the important business of choosing a president."
The first in the publisher's Fundamentals of American Government series explains the machinery of our presidential electoral system. Read full book review >

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STINKY by Eleanor Davis
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 25, 2008

Deep in the swamp dwells Stinky, a purple, spotted monster with horns and a hedgehog 'do. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE AND THE COPYCAT CROOK by Eleanor Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With its bounty of factlets slipped in for learning on the sly, it's a sure kid and teacher pleaser—a perfect package for tweens. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Julian Calendar has a plan to avoid being a friendless nerd at his new school: Play dumb and pretend to love sports. Read full book review >

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BEEP, BEEP, LET’S GO! by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Though the ending feels abrupt, youngsters will no doubt enjoy the ride. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A dog family heads to the beach in Taylor's playful outing: "Jump in. Read full book review >

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SPARKERS by Eleanor Glewwe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A compelling story on a difficult topic, addressed with maturity and grace. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
A fantasy debut grapples thoughtfully with all-too-mundane evil. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"It's Victorian melodrama at its best, with an ending that sets up an option for a third escapade. (Historical fiction. YA)"
It's been five years since slimy thief Scarper gave up his life of crime to become his alter ego—charming gentleman Montmorency—full time. Read full book review >

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MONTMORENCY by Eleanor Updale
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Sequel slated for '05. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Merge the dark fetid sewers of London in 1875 with a newly released thief from a prison where he was a doctor's specimen for pioneering treatments of complex wounds and the stage is set for good ole Victorian crime, deceit, and intrigue. Read full book review >

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MIEKO AND THE FIFTH TREASURE by Eleanor Coerr
ADVENTURE
Released: April 21, 1993

"Calligraphy by Cecil Yuehara not seen. (Fiction. 8- 11)"
The Japanese calligrapher's ``four treasures'' are brush, paper, inkstick, and inkstone; the ``fifth'' is a beauty of heart informing the brushstrokes and bringing word-pictures to life. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE by Eleanor Arnason
Released: April 26, 1991

With intestines full of bacteria engineered to help them digest the local flora and fauna, but otherwise unprepared, Lixia and several Earth colleagues are deposited at widely dispersed points on the surface of an (unnamed) alien planet. Read full book review >