Search Results: "Harley Jessup"


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WHAT'S ALICE UP TO? by Harley Jessup
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Observant children will enjoy finding clues to Alice's purpose along the way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A quizzical black-and-white dog wonders, ``What's Alice up to with that look in her eye? Read full book review >

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HARLEY by Star Livingstone
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"An interesting story that will appeal to kids who like uncommon animals and to any family who owns llamas. (Fiction. 6-9)"
An unusually long easy-reader format—but then llamas are unusual animals, and a guard llama that watches over a flock of sheep is even more extraordinary. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA SUMMER by Harley Jessup
Released: June 1, 1999

"Readers will want to stay, smell the salt air, and learn more from Grandma. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This is a terrific story about place and connections across time. Read full book review >

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JUST ENOUGH by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A lively tale celebrating the wonders of childhood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
From dawn to dusk, a young boy marvels at the many tasks he can accomplish on his own. Read full book review >

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FLOWER GIRL by Kathy Furgang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Like Gary Soto's Snapshots from the Wedding (1997), Furgang, in her first picture book, offers a child's-eye view of a special event with love and spirit. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little girl has very mixed feelings about this whole wedding idea, but has a lot of fun getting to the point of the flower girl thing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2013

"Though slow to get going, the second half of this memoir is strong stuff, with some truly amazing stories well-told."
A junkie's-eye view of three decades of addiction in Detroit and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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Rainbeau Harley by Cerredwyn Horrigan
Released: March 31, 2013

"An intimate, emotional journey through the hardships of one girl's adolescence."
In Horrigan's debut novel, a girl struggles to piece together some semblance of a normal family. Read full book review >

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HARLEY, LIKE A PERSON by Cat Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"An okay first novel, with a promise of better to come. (Fiction. YA)"
Living in a thoroughly dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and an enabling mother, Harley Columba feels and hopes that she is adopted. Read full book review >

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GOD ON A HARLEY by Joan Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Christine's newfound confidence notwithstanding, just another Cinderella story."
A slight and airy, albeit well-meaning, volume in the Bridges of Madison County mode: spirituality in the form of palatable, sugarcoated smarm. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO SPOKE WITH GODS by Diane Jessup
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Graphic scenes of animal torture make for a sometimes painful read, but the passion here can also make it worth the effort."
The author of several books on dog behavior offers her first novel: a sharp indictment against the use of dogs in animal research. Read full book review >

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Queen Lilly Fly By Night by Robin Jessup
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"The story delivers on demons, vampires and bloody mayhem, but skimps on finer, animating nuances."
Vampires anxiously wait for the awakening of their queen; when she arrives, all hell breaks loose. Read full book review >

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THE MONARCH’S PROGRESS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young poets and naturalists should both be drawn to this. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Using a variety of poetic forms and devices, Harley follows monarch butterflies through a cycle of development and migration. Read full book review >