Search Results: "Jane Nickerson"


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THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR by Jane Nickerson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"Far from the typical Civil War romance. (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The author of Strands of Bronze and Gold (2013) returns to both Mississippi and fairy-tale retellings in this Civil War version of "Tam Lin." Read full book review >

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STRANDS OF BRONZE AND GOLD by Jane Nickerson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Skip it. (Historical fantasy/fairy tale. 14-18)"
A bloodless retelling of the Bluebeard tale finds its setting in antebellum Mississippi. Read full book review >

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The Crossroads of Space and Time by Charles Nickerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A bumpy, unpredictable journey through unexplored regions of science fiction."
Nickerson (The Empress Angelina's Quest, 2015, etc.) offers the second installment in a sci-fi series about a race of advanced, bearlike creatures. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Still, engrossing, thematically rich, and atmospheric. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this spookily surreal adventure yarn with a cherry-on-top ending, two oddball loners on separate quests team up to solve a mystery embedded in the past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A probing literary and historical contribution of consequence and beauty to the story of Arctic exploration, making a significant addition to the truncated record of women's achievements there."
Pushcart Prize-winner Nickerson (Disappearance: A Map, 1996) retells with glinting passion the revelatory story of Inuit explorer Tookoolito. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF BLUEBERRIES, BROTHERS, MOOSE & ME by Sara Nickerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Heart-rendingly unflagging in the face of life-changing events, Missy's a funny, compelling heroine that readers will cheer for. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Missy narrates a summer full of tumultuous change, from her first job to her father's remarriage. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Try Alaska, and let Nickerson be your guide. (6 maps) (Author tour)"
All manner of things get lost in Alaska, and they are the subject of this grave contemplation, vulnerable and delicate as a baby's breath, from Nickerson, the state's onetime poet laureate (197781). ``I live in a place where people disappear. Read full book review >

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GAMMIE by Nakeshia Nickerson
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"Beautiful images enhance this sympathetic story about friendship and loss."
Debut author Nickerson teams up with veteran illustrator Feldman in this beautifully illustrated, sensitive chapter book about losing a grandparent, the launch title in Nickerson's Tulvia Lane series. Read full book review >

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MILLIE FIERCE SLEEPS OUT by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2014

"Readers already know what Millie learns: To everything there is a time and purpose, including fierceness; they will welcome this validation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Manning's Millie returns with fierceness in check until an unwelcome visitor finds her chasing him "like bad luck." Read full book review >

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CAN YOU CATCH A MERMAID? by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Ray's pictures are lush, rich and sparkly, with such lovely touches as Eliza's father's tattoos and Eliza's mismatched socks. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eliza lives by the sea with her father, a fisherman. Read full book review >