Search Results: "Jeanette Ingold"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BURN by Jeanette Ingold
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"An afterword by the author and suggestions for further reading will inform readers more about this spectacular but little-known event in American history. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Born of sparks from trains, the working fires of homesteaders and miners, the campfires of hoboes, and lightning coursing down from the summer sky, the fires joined as a wall of flame, an "orange hell" that consumed two-and-a-half-million acres of public forest land by the time it was done. Read full book review >

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PAPER DAUGHTER by Jeanette Ingold
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Lacking ties to character motivation and choices, even the accurate historical detail rendered here is reduced to cultural wallpaper. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Maggie Chen, 16, an intern at a Seattle newspaper who is grieving her journalist father's recent death, is shocked to discover that he fabricated his family history. Read full book review >

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PICTURES, 1918 by Jeanette Ingold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The element of mystery about the fire, gratifyingly played out, leads to a satisfying, fully-rounded conclusion. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An innovative novel from Ingold (The Window, 1996, etc.), in some ways reminiscent of Patricia MacLachlan's Journey (1991), where photography serves as the metaphor for a clarifying of many kinds of vision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUNTAIN SOLO by Jeanette Ingold
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Frederick's story is less compelling than Tess's, and Tess's narrow-minded, ambitious mother is written too simply, but Tess's passion and struggle for her music sing melody, harmony, and detail. (Fiction. YA)"
In a strikingly beautiful scene, Tessie, not yet six, hears a Mozart symphony she's never heard before, transcribes it into colors in her head, crayons it onto page after page, and is then able to play it on her violin. Read full book review >

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HITCH by Jeanette Ingold
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"A good match with her The Big Burn (2002) also set in Montana. (bibliography) (Fiction. 12-14)"
Branded a no-good like his father, Moss Trawnley joins the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINDOW by Jeanette Ingold
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"That element, however, doesn't steal the story's credibility; the scenes outside the window are carried to a wistful, grieving Mandy like whispers on the wind. (Fiction. 12+)"
After the car accident that leaves her blind and kills her mother, Mandy, 15, goes to live with her elderly great-aunt and uncles in Texas. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS TREE SHIP by Jeanette Winter
FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1994

"The holiday spirit lives in this beautiful rendering. (Historical fiction/Picture book. 4+)"
Winter's (Klara's New World, 1992, etc.) story about Captain Herman and his ship filled with Christmas trees is based on the true story of Herman Schuenemann. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANUK THE ICE BEAR by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"As in other books by the author, big issues are presented in an accessible manner and subtly enough that adults can guide children to an age-appropriate understanding of them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The story of a female polar bear provides an overview of the species' life cycle and includes the mention of environmental changes that threaten their existence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, MAMA by Jeanette Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2017

"This will provide both reassurance to children missing their own loved ones and ideas for staying connected. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A package in the mail helps a baby penguin know that his mother loves him even though miles separate them. Read full book review >

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TANGLEWRECK by Jeanette Winterson
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Give this book to readers of William Sleator's Marco's Millions (2001) and Last Universe (2005), and Suzanne Collins's Underland Chronicles. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Quantum mechanics, psychic powers and alchemy blend with adventure in an appealing read for fantasy and science- fiction fans alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITTEN ON THE BODY by Jeanette Winterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1993

"That question disappears down the Segalesque escape-hatch of the deadly disease."
Can you write a compelling love story if you conceal the gender of one of the lovers? Read full book review >