Search Results: "Janice Karman"


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GOLDILOCKS by Janice Russell
adapted by Janice Russell, illustrated by Janice Russell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A good, simple edition. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An unembellished retelling of the enduring tale. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND THE BAKERY THIEF by Janice Poon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"And while the recipes in the back of the book look yummy, there is a self-righteousness to this sketchily drawn story that will leave a bad taste in the reader's mouth. (Graphic fiction. 8-10)"
In this middle-grade graphic novel, young Claire is distressed to discover that her family is about to move from their home in the city to the all-too-rural town of Bellevale. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND THE WATER WISH by Janice Poon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The girls' conflict is horribly banal; coupled with the flimsy mystery and the uninspired art, it makes this a hard sell to even the most dedicated female reader. (craft instructions) (Graphic novel. 9-12)"
Fresh from solving her last crime (Claire and the Bakery Thief, 2008), the bespectacled young sleuth is on the case again. Read full book review >

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BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentless, gripping adventure. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Continuing where The Shifter (2009) ended, book two of The Healing Wars series finds 15-year-old Nya, her sister Tali and other Takers hiding in Geveg from the invading Duke of Baseer, who plans to use them in his mysterious pain experiments. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S FOOD by Janice Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1996

"A head rush worthy of a Betty Crocker's Deluxe."
A fourth novel from the author of Frost the Fiddler (1992), etc., with so many plot twists that not seeing the forest for the trees way understates the problem. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU FOUND HER by Janice Erlbaum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Erlbaum treats her troubled subject with humanity, sensitivity and care, making this an intensely rich reading experience."
Riveting true story of a runaway and the devastating lies she tells. Read full book review >

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BUMMER by Janice Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Shapiro's writing is crisp, refreshing and affecting—highly recommended."
As you can tell by the title, bad things happen to the characters in this collection of stories—but somehow they cope. Read full book review >

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FIGURES IN THE SAND by Janice Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1995

"Octavius's epiphany is a shade sensational, but Elliott skillfully sustains an eerie cosmic unease in a setting where men and their maps are but figures in the sand."
By the author of several smoke-and-mirror novels of metaphysical speculation (City of Gates, 1993, etc.) in which Time, human history, and the mystic binges of saints and outsize sinners collide, mix, and swirl off in further mystery. Read full book review >

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PAWPAW PATCH by Janice Daugharty
Released: April 3, 1996

"Chanell does so, triumphantly, in this original and unsettling novel. (Regional author tour)"
The enduring prejudices, resentments, and regrets boiling away just beneath the surface of small-town life are given a thorough (and salutary) airing in southern writer Daugharty's provocative new work (Necessary Lies, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TAILOR’S DAUGHTER by Janice Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"Roller-coaster romance; not for sissies."
This implausible, plot-heavy romance is saved by the author's beautiful prose. Read full book review >