Search Results: "Jackie Logsted"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Book two, Durinda's Dangers (ISBN: 978-0-547-13347-8; paper 978-0-547-05339-4), publishes simultaneously. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Resourceful octuplets set out to discover the mystery of their missing parents. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"This strong follow-up leaves the Sisters 8 and readers poised and eager for their next adventure. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Baratz-Logsted and Co.'s intrepid octuplets return for the third installment in this eight-part series (Annie's Adventures, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALIBI JUNIOR HIGH by Greg Logsted
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Funny and fast paced, this fits right in with the beach-read crowd. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Growing up with a covert operative for a father, 13-year-old Cody Saron is prepared for almost anything that comes his way. Read full book review >

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THE THIN PINK LINE by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Wonderfully funny debut with a fine sense of the absurd and a flair for comic characterization."
Faking it—hilariously. Read full book review >

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RED GIRL, BLUE BOY by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Breezy and fresh-feeling fun. (Romance. 12-18)"
The daughter of the male Republican candidate for president of the United States and the son of the female Democratic candidate wind up in an unlikely romance. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF BET by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"This brief historical, solidly 20th century in feel, offers a perfectly pleasant romantic interlude for readers looking for bookish but light fare. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Nineteenth-century servant girl Bet follows the classic cross-dressing adventure, disguising herself as a boy so she can attend school in a tale more Yentl than Mulan. Read full book review >

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THE TWIN'S DAUGHTER by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but ultimately successful. (Historical mystery. 14 & up)"
A Victorian-era girl struggles with confusion when her mother's identical twin suddenly appears and joins her family. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WOMEN AND ME by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Set churlish quibbles aside, though, and what remains is a consistently entertaining read that delivers a genuinely original heroine and frequently hilarious satire. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This latest venture in literary repurposing—19th-century classic to teen chicklit—features an overlooked middle sister whose freshman English assignment propels her into Alcott's novel, where, as sister to Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, she's overlooked again. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Readers will be charmed by Mamie's story of hope in a difficult moment in American history. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1969, and 10-year-old Mamie Anderson is writing letters to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Read full book review >

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EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"This leisurely, lyrical, romantic and realistic version is one to savor and to read aloud, and again, and again. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Reimagined for the 21st century, a familiar folk tale becomes a haunting love story and a reminder that first love may not last a lifetime. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF THE GOLDEN HARE by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A lovely celebration of legend and the wild. (Picture book. 5-9)"
One little boy's family holds the secret of the golden hare. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING ABOUT A BEAR by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"It is lovely to see natural history and a sense of eco-awareness combined with many children's most beloved plaything. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
With huge, richly detailed pictures (who knew watercolors could make so many different kinds of brown?) and a lucid and near-poetic text, Morris describes the lives and habitats of eight kinds of bear. Read full book review >