Search Results: "Eve Bunting"


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FORBIDDEN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While this will probably not suffice for those wanting a dark and eerie love story, readers interested in historical fiction or a mildly creepy mystery (or both) will enjoy it. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this fast-paced mystery set in early-19th-century Scotland, 16-year-old Josie Ferguson is sent to live with estranged relatives after losing both of her parents to influenza. Read full book review >

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THE PRESENCE by Eve Bunting
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Memorable. (Fiction. 12+)"
Emotional depth resonates as 17-year-old Catherine fights off two kinds of haunting. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF RILEY by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"At best, a lesson that there are at least two sides to every issue. (Fiction. 8-12)"

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NASTY, STINKY SNEAKERS by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1994

"Curiously, the icky appeal, kid-tickling story line, and lesson about integrity and fairness here all closely parallel those in Julie Ann Peters's half-as-long The Stinky Sneaker Contest (1992). (Fiction. 8-11)"
When 10-year-old Colin's dirty sneakers disappear from outside his apartment door, he's sure the culprit is Jack, his chief rival in a contest for the most offensive footwear (the prize: two new pairs of Slam Dunkers). Read full book review >

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THE HIDEOUT by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Largely contrived, and, though Andy's uneasiness with his mother and Paul's sexuality is clearly compelling, any realistic exploration of his perfectly believable feelings is pushed aside to make room for the hollow, feel-good ending. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a plot device that is becoming familiar, a new stepparent is the reason that a child—here it's 12-year-old Andy, in San Francisco—ventures into the streets, where he discovers that the world is more wicked than anything he has faced at home. Read full book review >

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BLACKBIRD SINGING by Eve Bunting
Released: March 31, 1980

"If the issue between the parents weren't so stereotyped, or if the mother were more fully characterized or less of a twit (Marcus' good memory involves her fanciful vision of a unicorn), then the son's problems might seem more than a textbook sketch."
To Mom, the blackbirds are something to watch with rapture and dream of painting. Read full book review >

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SUCH NICE KIDS by Eve Bunting
Released: Oct. 22, 1990

"As they do wth stagy accident films in driver's ed, readers are likely to shrug this off as just too much to be believed."
Jason, psyched for his dinner date with a girl named Destiny, is dismayed when the plans of his friends Pidge and Meeker intrude. Read full book review >

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A SUDDEN SILENCE by Eve Bunting
Released: April 10, 1988

"By including several minor characters whose alcoholism is pivotal to the plot, she emphasizes the tragedy that alcohol can inflict on innocent bystanders and other family members."
A moving piece of Americana from a veteran team (Fly Away Home, 1992, etc.), introducing the orphan trains of the 19th and early 20th century to a picture-book audience. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE <i>SEA WOLF</i> by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"'Listen now, ye belly-whackers,' pirate fans are sure to savor this seafaring adventure and crave another in the series. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Ahoy ye mateys! Clamber on board the Sea Wolf for a salty adventure. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER by Eve Bunting
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A salty tang pervades this fast-paced pirate yarn, which provides a sometimes swashbuckling—but more often believably disgusting—perilous cruise across the high seas. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
After her mother's death, 15-year-old Catherine's pirate-captain father allows her to cut her hair and pretend to be his son in order to join the crew of his ship. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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COFFIN ON A CASE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

Here, Bunting brings a glib, easy style to the tale of Henry Coffin, son of a partner in the detective agency "Coffin and Pale." Read full book review >