Search Results: "Hannah Parry"


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ISABELLA ROCKWELL'S WAR by Hannah Parry
Released: Aug. 18, 2012

"Imaginative and touching; like India, a sparkling jewel in the crown."
In Parry's debut novel, a 12-year-old orphan finds herself embroiled in a royal mystery. Read full book review >

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Fever Quest by Hannah Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"A fine adventure story that will make readers await the next installment with bated breath."
In Parry's (Winter's Bite, 2014, etc.) second book in the Isabella Rockwell trilogy, 16-year-old Isabella continues the search for her father and tangles with a dangerous diamond magnate.Read full book review >

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WRITTEN IN STONE by Rosanne Parry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"This vivid, character-driven historical novel captivates. (map, bibliography, glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Five years after her mother and baby sister die in the 1918 flu pandemic, Pearl's father is lost in the last Makah whale hunt. Read full book review >

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SECOND FIDDLE by Rosanne Parry
ADVENTURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"While fast paced and featuring perfectly fine character development, this effort, hampered by its thriller ambitions, fails to reach the lofty standard Parry set in her luminous debut, Heart of a Shepherd (2009). (Historical thriller. 10-14)"
Post-Cold War thriller meets teen-friendship story with uneven results. Read full book review >

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THE TURN OF THE TIDE by Rosanne Parry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Thematically rich, by turns exciting and reflective, this affectionate homage to the mariner life celebrates human commonality and difference in an increasingly interconnected world. (map, message for young mariners, author note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
After a tsunami destroys their community, Kai's parents, busy repairing a power plant, send him to Astoria, Oregon, to stay with relatives he barely knows, including his cousin Jet, whose ambition is to pilot ships across the dangerous Columbia River bar. Read full book review >

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BOLD SONS OF ERIN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Parry clearly loves writing about earlier generations on his native turf, and this time he gives us greater suspense than in Honor's Kingdom."
Fifth in the hauntingly rich Abel Jones Civil War series, following Honor's Kingdom and the more recent non-Jones Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales (2002). Read full book review >

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Great Grandma's Guidelines to Prevent Childhood Accidents by Florence Parry
Released: July 2, 2013

"Not folksy, as the title might suggest; instead, a straightforward, practical handbook."
A sharp assortment of tips to help avert childhood accidents, based on the author's experience with the National Safety Council of Western Australia. Read full book review >

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REBELS OF BABYLON by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2005

"Parry, a retired Army intelligence officer and former defense policy analyst, leaves fellow thriller writers flat as salted cod."
Enviably inspired, Parry (Bold Sons of Erin, 2003, etc.) fills pages with goldenrod sentences that nod and dazzle, as though he were a writer dropped from heaven. Read full book review >

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STRIKE THE HARP! by Owen Parry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A rich collection for Parry fans—and everyone else."
Five Christmas historicals, companions to Parry's Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales (2002). Read full book review >

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THE WOLF'S CUB by Richard Parry
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"An engaging follow-up to the splendid Winter Wolf—and what fans of frontier derring-do will hope is a lengthy series."
An immensely entertaining and eventful return engagement for Nathan Blaylock, Wyatt Earp's bastard son, and Jim Riley, his hard- bitten partner, in turn-of-the-century Alaska and environs. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by "Brother"—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. Read full book review >