Search Results: "Elizabeth Cody Kimmel"


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SPIN THE BOTTLE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Great fun, with many laugh-out-loud truths. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Phoebe Hart desperately wants to be an actress, so she overcomes her self-consciousness enough to join the Drama Club, landing a minor role in Guys and Dolls. Read full book review >

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LILY B. ON THE BRINK OF LOVE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Heartwarming and funny, with supporting characters who are just as cleverly constructed as the heroine. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Future world-famous writer Lily Blennerhassett is on the brink of success. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

Updating Janeway's The Vikings (1951), this volume in the revived Landmark Books series draws not only on the old sagas, but also from more recent research, including archaeological discoveries in the 1960s, to reconstruct Leif Eriksson's life and exploratory voyage to this continent. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 28, 2003

Woolly mammoths, giant sloths, a race of tiny cannibals, erupting volcanoes, a salt mountain—did these things really exist in the unexplored northwest? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2000

"A worthwhile effort inspired by a scene from To Kill a Mockingbird. (Fiction. 10-12)"
What at first appears to be a novel about average middle-schoolers and their tiny traumas reaches more depth as an intergenerational study of likenesses and differences, standing up for oneself, and righting past wrongs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Anthropomorphic analysis of Balto's 'feelings' and 'thoughts' are included, detracting from the tale for all but the most fanatical of dog-lovers. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Nonfiction, ages 8-11)"
paper 0-679-89198-6 This Stepping Stone entry takes on the story of Balto, which, in its facts, is thrilling: a Siberian husky becomes lead dog on his team and tracks through a raging blizzard to bring desperately needed antitoxin serum to Nome in 1925. Read full book review >

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SECRET OF THE MOUNTAIN DOG by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A solid adventure threaded through with spiritual undercurrents. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Is there a demon hiding in a Catskills monastery? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"This latest entry in the long-standing Landmark history series will especially appeal to middle-grade readers grown beyond their first fascination with dinosaurs and ready to learn more about the scientists who opened up this field, sometimes literally. (index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A straightforward chronological account of the lives, work and conflicts between O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope, pioneers in the newly developed field of paleontology, whose 19th-century feud led to countless discoveries, bitter bickering in scientific journals and destruction of some fossil specimens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 26, 1999

"Kimmel tells the exciting story well; the riveting adventure may inspire further interest in history and exploration. (index, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another well-researched, well-written entry in a recent spate of books (Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, 1999), articles, and exhibitions about the amazing survival of the crew of the Endurance. Read full book review >

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LEGEND OF THE GHOST DOG by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Seekers of ghostly shivers should probably look elsewhere. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Ghost dog, stray or wolf? What lurks down the trail to Dorothy Creek? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Readers will cheer for Moxie as she charts her path toward self-acceptance. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Moxie is fully cognizant of the burdens attendant upon being named after two presidents and an obscure soft drink. Read full book review >

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BOY ON THE LION THRONE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Final art (not seen) will include photographs with captions. (index) (Biography. 8-12)"
In 1937, Tibet had been without a Dalai Lama for four years. Read full book review >