Search Results: "Jan Cheripko"


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RAT by Jan Cheripko
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Written with honesty and insight into teenaged angst, this should easily maintain young readers' interest as well as serve as a discussion starter. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this portrait of a moral dilemma, Cheripko (Imitate the Tiger, 1996, etc.) presents an insecure 15-year-old boy with a deformed arm who can't decide which is more important: the approval of his friends or telling the truth about a sexual attack he witnessed. Read full book review >

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IMITATE THE TIGER by Jan Cheripko
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

In Cheripko's first novel, a high school senior stubbornly refuses to acknowledge that he's an alcoholic. Read full book review >

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SUN MOON STARS RAIN by Jan Cheripko
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Short, sweet and stunningly well written. (Fiction. YA)"
Having dropped out of college, Danny's living at home with Mom to figure out his life. Read full book review >

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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fascinating. (sources, suggested readings, index) (Nonfiction. 4-6)"
Rodney of the Delaware Colony traveled from his home to Philadelphia, a distance of 80 miles, in the stormy July weather of 1776. Read full book review >

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BROTHER BARTHOLOMEW AND THE APPLE GROVE by Jan Cheripko
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not very good for children, nor for adults either. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A sweetly drawn morality tale with a mixed, muddled, and overstated message. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >

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TROUBLED WATERS by Carolyn Wheat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Required reading for anybody who remembers the '60s—or anybody who's forgotten them."
The shocking resurfacing of a long-vanished fugitive—Cass Jameson's old friend and fellow-activist Jan Gebhardt turns herself in to the authorities—yanks Cass out of her New York orbit to the side of her quadriplegic brother in Ohio and back in time to 1982, when Ron Jameson allegedly drove his van to the spot where Jan executed a federal agent. Read full book review >

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SINS AND NEEDLES by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"Betsy, who's growing as a character, gets an especially interesting case this time."
A search for a birth mother provides the impetus for a murder in Minnesota. Read full book review >

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MEANT TO BE by Rita Coburn Whack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"Well-written though oft-told, and interrupted much too often by a confused spirituality."
Jan Campbell is an excellent student and devoted churchgoer—until she scandalizes the Baptist congregation by saying "nobody should hold a child back from God. . . ." Read full book review >

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I WILL TRY by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This cheery selection will bring feelings of accomplishment and security to new readers and budding gymnasts alike. (Picture book/early reader. 2-5)"
This girl is ready for a challenge! Read full book review >