Search Results: "Jaqueline Woodson"


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PECAN PIE BABY by Jaqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Fresh and wise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A feisty big-sister-to-be narrates her ambivalence about her mama's impending childbirth. Read full book review >

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MURDER, MY DEER by Jaqueline Girdner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

California sleuth Kate Jasper's 11th (Murder on the Astral Plane, 1999, etc.) bestows her sweetie Wayne Caruso on her in a secret (albeit terribly romantic) marriage, but their homecoming is marred first by marauding deer in their garden, then by squabbling among the deer-afflicted locals, and finally by the death of an anti-deer activist who wasn't nearly as murderous as his opposition. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE YOU PASS ON THE WAY by Jacqueline Woodson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A provocative topic, treated with wisdom and sensitivity, with a strong secondary thread exploring some of the inner and outer effects of biracialism. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A newfound confidante and a breath of common sense clears away a teenager's guilt and dismay over her dawning sexual preference in this thoughtful, deceptively low-key story from Woodson (From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BETWEEN MADISON AND PALMETTO by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"The episodic events don't quite add up to a plot; still, a likable visit with two good friends—whose fine jacket portrait by the Dillons will be a sure hook. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the third in the trilogy begun with Last Summer with Maizon (1990), the two Brooklyn eighth-graders are attending a private academy. Read full book review >

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A CRY FOR SELF-HELP by Jaqueline Girdner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"Kate's in perpetual motion here; the scene itself has some amusing moments, though the story, except for the exotic trimmings, remains stubbornly unexciting."
Eighth in this only-in-California series featuring Kate Jasper, inventor and merchandiser of antic gift items (Most Likely to Die, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOST LIKELY TO DIE by Jaqueline Girdner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Lots of inane chatter, aimless to- and fro-ing, mundane characters, and a hard-working but uncharismatic heroine: in all, readable but a good deal less compelling."
A hardcover debut for California's Kate Jasper, owner of Jest Gifts, a mail-order company for pranksters. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE ASTRAL PLANE by Jaqueline Girdner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"The result, untainted by the slightest breeze of reality, is bustling but as lifeless as Silk."
Because her friend Barbara Chu is worried that Kate Jasper's habit of walking into rooms full of people only to see one of them die might be a karmic impairment, Kate agrees to accompany her to black lesbian psychic Justine Howe's for a session. Read full book review >

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DEATH HITS THE FAN by Jaqueline Girdner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"Busy but ultimately boring."
California's Kate Jasper, owner of Jest Gifts, which makes antic presents, in her ninth frenetic encounter with murder (A Cry for Self-Help, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"A moving, honest and hopeful story. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Laurel attempts to understand and move past a year of her life when addiction to methamphetamine nearly cost her family and her life. Read full book review >

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FEATHERS by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Developing this metaphor, Woodson captures perfectly the questions and yearnings of a girl perched on the edge of adolescence, a girl who readers will take into their hearts and be glad to call their friend. (Fiction. 9-13)"
One wintry day, a white boy with long curly hair enters Frannie's sixth-grade classroom. Read full book review >

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BEHIND YOU by Jacqueline Woodson
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Written with Woodson's characteristic focus on telling detail (the buttery quality of light in a kitchen), this is a tender, existential meditation on grief, interior in nature that will nevertheless touch readers who enjoyed (and wept over) the first. (Fiction. YA)"
A sequel to Woodson's If You Come Softly (1998), in which Miah was mistakenly shot to death by police. Read full book review >

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LOCOMOTION by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Don't let anyone miss this. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Count on award-winning Woodson (Visiting Day, p. 1403, etc.) to present readers with a moving, lyrical, and completely convincing novel in verse. Read full book review >