Search Results: "Gretchen Super"


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WHAT KIND OF FAMILY DO YOU HAVE? by Gretchen Super
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Upbeat, easily read portraits of six types of families— nuclear, extended, adoptive (not really a parallel category), single-parent, blended, and foster families—lightened with dialogue and illustrative incidents (e.g., Jose's adjustment to sharing his room with an uncle). Read full book review >

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VIETNAM WAR SOLDIERS by Neil Super
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Another new entry in the African American Soldiers series, Kathryn Browne Pfeifer's Henry O. Flipper (ISBN: 0-8050-2351-8) covers the unhappy career of West Point's first black graduate. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
African-Americans have fought in all this country's wars, and have always had to battle racism as well as the enemy; Super shows how Vietnam was a particularly bitter experience for them—made physically more dangerous by ingrained prejudice in the military, and rendered more of an inner trial by its aftermath and by the rising expectations fostered by the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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ONE BRIGHT RING by Gretchen Géser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Children will enjoy the spirit of the chase (and an easily spotted black cat on each spread) in this pleasant introduction to courtship conventions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a girl sees a diamond ring fall through a hole in a man's jacket pocket, she catches it on a bounce and pulls her mom along city streets in an attempt to return it. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Schields makes the most of the premise; her illustrations become gleeful when demonstrating the cat's chameleon-like changes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Blue is a kindly old soul with a soft spot for homeless cats and dogs, using the good offices of his emporium to find them caretakers. Read full book review >

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NINFA IN WINTER by Gretchen Kromer
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"An impressive work that achieves an admirable balance between text and image."
A remarkable collection of black-and-white photographs featuring a unique garden in the Italian countryside. Read full book review >

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GETTING REAL by Gretchen Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"For the author's fans."
A Fox News journalist and talk show host sets out to prove that she is not "an empty St. John suit in five-inch stiletto heels." Read full book review >

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THEENA’S LANDING by Gretchen Craig
Released: March 1, 2011

"The backwaters of post-Civil War South Florida could hardly be further apart from ancient Greece, yet Craig infuses her coming-of-age tale with the pathos and heroism one might find in myths, but on an all-too-human scale."
Seemingly alone after the death of her father, Theena bravely faces a frightening world that is often unfriendly to young women just trying to survive in Craig's historical novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Not much meat on these bones."
A fan's notes on Winnie the Tory, tanked-up inventor of the tank and stalwart captain of Team UK in its finest hour. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN GOOD COMPANY by Gretchen Sprague
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1997

Talk about starting with a bang. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"More about the experience of a single professional American woman than about what life in Iraq has to offer an expat. Not recommended."
Surface-level, chick-lit-style memoir about the life of an English-language teacher in a small town in Iraq. Read full book review >

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3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"The patchy science, though hastily injected with romance, makes for an unsatisfying read. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
In this quasi-science-fiction novel, doppelgangers Josie and Jo agree to temporarily trade places after their mothers' scientific experiments accidentally open a portal between their parallel worlds. Read full book review >

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CALL ME HOPE by Gretchen Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Written for the purpose of helping other abused children, this has a hopeful, though rather facile ending; sadly, such is not the case for every abused child. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Hope's mother verbally abuses her, calling her hopeless, an accident, stupid, the reason her father left, as well as innumerable profanities. Read full book review >