Search Results: "Jane F. Collen"


BOOK REVIEW

Sailing Back To Ellis Island by Jane F. Collen
Released: June 8, 2016

"A well-researched, lively volume that leavens the Ellis Island experience with humor, fairy-tale magic, and an appealing plot."
A 21st-century brother and sister travel with two erudite fairy guides back to pre-World War I Ellis Island in the latest installment of an educational fantasy series for young readers. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Fun, fairy adventures for tweens who appreciate frills, sparkles and a clever female protagonist."
Holy Molar! A lower-order tween fairy overcomes the naysayers to introduce modernization into the sparkly, twinkly tooth-fairy trade in Collen's debut novel for tweens. Read full book review >

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Storming Back to Key West by Jane F. Collen
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"With help from two sparkly and spunky Elbow Fairies, this action-packed yarn deftly melds fairy-tale magic with real-life history."
In Collen's (Enjella Uprooted, 2012) witty, fact-based fantasy adventure, a brother and sister magically travel to the year 1835, where they weather a violent storm and help a lighthouse keeper save a ship at sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Despite its subtitle, not a gripping story of heartache and courage, but a fitfully informative look at where nursing stands today."
The changing face of nursing—revealed through relatively lackluster portraits of three working nurses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

10% HUMAN by Alanna Collen
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"Everything you wanted to know about microbes but were afraid to ask."
This state-of-the-science survey explores and explains what is known about the microbial community that lives within us and what we have yet to learn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE AND RILEY COME AND GO by Jane Cutler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2005

"New readers will love reading these on their own. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
Rose the little vole and Riley the big groundhog, have another trio of small adventures punctuated by intriguing thoughts on wordplay and perception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE AND RILEY by Jane Cutler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2005

"Yezerski's soft pastels have just enough charm, energy and cuteness to match the gentle stories. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
A three-chapter easy reader with the now predictable two anthropomorphized animal friends. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK TERROR by William F. F. Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A fast-paced space adventure with intriguing sci-fi elements and compelling characters."
A mysterious threat is about to complicate Calvin Range's quest to find the hidden pieces of a superweapon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANE FOSTER'S 123 by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fetching and effective introduction to the world of numbers. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)"
A simple and stylish counting book. Read full book review >