Search Results: "Harriette Gillem Robinet"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Robinet has succeeded admirably in conveying all of this and more in a way that young readers will be able to understand, all the while telling a story that will keep them turning the pages. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Social issues, civil-rights history, adventure, and mystery are all skillfully combined in this gripping story of 12-year-old Alfa Merryfield, his sister Zinnia, and their great-grandmother Lydia. Read full book review >

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MISSING FROM HAYMARKET SQUARE by Harriette Gillem Robinet
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"In doing so, it introduces them to an episode in US history rarely covered for children—as a bibliography void of children's titles will attest. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Historical fiction illuminates the events leading up to the 1886 Haymarket Riot. Read full book review >

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FORTY ACRES AND MAYBE A MULE by Harriette Gillem Robinet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Pascal, who has a withered arm and leg, is an inveterate punster, which adds levity to an otherwise grim story. (bibliography) (Fiction. 9-12)"
From Robinet (The Twins, the Pirates, and the Battle of New Orleans, 1997, etc.), an earnest look at the human face and the human cost of Reconstruction in the South. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI CHARIOT by Harriette Gillem Robinet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Robinet's (Children of the Fire, 1991, etc.) character, Shortning, is ingenious and endearing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It's 1936 in rural Mississippi, and Abraham Lincoln Jackson, or Shortning Bread, as everyone calls him, is on a mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Fans of historical fiction might enjoy this work, and the focus on California and the Pony Express may fill a gap in library collections. (map, author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
"We were being sold on a green commons in front of a redbrick courthouse of American justice. That fact brought tears to my eyes." Read full book review >

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WASHINGTON CITY IS BURNING by Harriette Gillem Robinet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A fine, multilayered novel. (map, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Virginia is a slave in the house of President James Madison and his wife, Dolley; she was brought north from the state of Virginia to serve them at the White House in the month preceding the British invasion of Washington. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Young readers will relish the marvelous details of their diet (in which live snails play a large part), their adventurous expeditions across the swamps, often by swinging on ropes, and many other fascinating features of their unconventional life. (map, glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
An exciting and unusual story about runaway slaves. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE FIRE by Harriette Gillem Robinet
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Bibliography; maps not seen. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In search of adventure, feisty 11-year-old Hallelujah escapes the watchful eye of her guardian and watches Chicago burn down around her during one memorable October week. Read full book review >

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BIPOLAR BATTLE PLAN by Troy Gillem
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"Offers valuable help in managing bipolar illness, but needs to be more careful and reliable."
Gillem's short handbook describes how best to manage bipolar illness and prevent dangerous episodes. Read full book review >