Search Results: "Gary Urey"


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PURSUED by Gary Urey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Still, Urey writes a solid adventure, with engaging protagonists, a neat gimmick, and a cliffhanger ending; here's hoping the sequel irons out the bumps. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
With a background in theater, Urey presents an action-packed tale that keeps its protagonists one step ahead of the criminals who want their high-tech transporters. Read full book review >

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SUPER SCHNOZ AND THE GATES OF SMELL by Gary Urey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Super Schnoz smells like a winner, especially for reluctant readers. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A prenatal pharmaceutical mix-up landed Andy with a "humongous honker" that makes him an object of ridicule at school but also gives him a "super-power worthy" sense of smell. Read full book review >

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THE KARATE WAY by Gary Hellman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"His droll tone and humorous illustrations—don't miss the close-up of a mouth in a karate yell—keep the story from being didactic. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Sensei ("teacher" in Japanese) Hellman introduces what happens in a beginning karate class through the experiences of a boy whose mother takes him to his first class as a surprise. Read full book review >

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STRANDED AT PLIMOTH PLANTATION 1626 by Gary Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Bowen's reputation rests secure as the crafter of scrupulously researched, beautifully illustrated stories. (Book- of-the-Month Club/History Book Club alternate selections) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An enthralling account of everyday life at Plimoth Plantation in 1626-27. Read full book review >

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GARY'S GARDEN by Gary Northfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"These quietly silly tableaux should fit nicely in the hands of backyard explorers and dreamers. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
A garden microcosm comes alive as the author imagines the goings-on in his yard. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >

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FLAT BROKE by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"A jocular, fast-paced voyage into the sometimes simple but never quiet mind of an ambitious eighth grader. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A 14-year-old greedily launches himself headlong into the entrepreneurial world, with amusing consequences. Read full book review >

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HEY, 13! by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"If young males can get past the cover, this collection is good for all reluctant readers. (Short stories. 10-13)"
Soto's latest short-story collection offers readers glimpses into the daily lives of young teens. Read full book review >

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WOODS RUNNER by Gary Paulsen
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A good match for the author's Soldier's Heart (1998). (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Thirteen-year-old Samuel is a courier du bois, or woods runner, a wilderness expert who provides meat for his entire settlement in the British colony of Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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MAMA’S BABIES by Gary Crew
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The story may be every bit as grim as the cover illustration promises, but loose ends and a fairy-tale conclusion spoil its effectiveness. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Crew draws from actual 19th-century cases for this chilling but clumsily told tale of a murderous foster mother. Read full book review >

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BRIAN’S HUNT by Gary Paulsen
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2003

"Based on real incidents, this well-written sequel to Hatchet and its successors will be gobbled up by the author's legions of fans. (Fiction. 10+)"
Brian Robeson has returned to the Canadian wilderness, where his plane crashed two years before. Read full book review >