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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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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WHAT IF YOU MET A COWBOY? by Jan Adkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2014

"As Wild Bill Hickok 'says' in his blurb: 'Factual as far as it goes.' (glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Following other books in the What if You Met…(a Pirate, 2004; a Knight, 2006) series, this title somewhat less successfully tackles the subject of cowboys. Read full book review >

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A BIRTHDAY FOR COW! by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"From the calendar countdown on the front endpapers (Cow's birthday is October 17th, if you're curious) to a closing joke on the rear ones about using turnips as toothbrushes, this riotous read-aloud is guaranteed to have them rolling in the aisles. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Thomas scores again after What Will Fat Cat Sit On? (2007) with another droll crowd-pleaser for the OshKosh B'Gosh set. Read full book review >

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BROTHER WILLIAM'S YEAR by Jan Pancheri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Further notes are given briefly at the end in Brother William's wry and sweet voice. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Pancheri has been the gardener at Westminster Abbey in London for five years, and she draws on her experience to create a visual and verbal treat. Read full book review >

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MR. WOLF AND THE ENORMOUS TURNIP by Jan Fearnley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A sure antidote to the traditional fairy tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A stuck-fast turnip stands in the way of Mr. Wolf and a bowl of turnip stew. Read full book review >

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MISS MOUSE’S DAY by Jan Ormerod
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"However, for the full effect, this is best shared one-on-one so little ones can spend their time poring over the illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a tell-all exposé, Miss Mouse describes a typical day in her life with her toddler companion. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE NONSENSE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Based on anecdotes from the author's own family history. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Papa takes the cut sandalwood into town, Lizzie, Mama and the baby are all alone in their little house in the bush. Read full book review >