Search Results: "Jeni Bassett"


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THE CHICKS' TRICK by Jeni Bassett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"A book that is generous in spirit, and snug to the finish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mrs. Heckle and Mrs. Peckle are hens, but readers don't need to be country dwellers to recognize them. Read full book review >

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THE PIGRATES CLEAN UP by Steven Kroll
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1993

Captain Dan is to be married, so he rallies his crew of pigs/pirates into a clean-up frenzy (``How can Kate and I be wed/If you look like unmade beds?''). Read full book review >

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NEVER SAY STARK NAKED by Marjory Bassett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The fairy-tale ending and many romantic conventions will be hurdles for some readers, but the heroine's fidelity to her roots gives her a compassion that seems unmistakably genuine."
Returning for her debut to a more genteel, innocent age—when a beautiful working girl could leave Kansas for Manhattan and find fulfillment—the 81-year-old Bassett finds the charms (and the liabilities) of that vintage romantic premise. Read full book review >

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THE XIDORAN PROPHECY by Elaine Bassett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2013

"Imaginative in its construction of a fantastical world, but the story proceeds at a sluggish, less-than-fantastical pace."
Debut author Bassett offers a sci-fi/fantasynovel about time travel, rare coins and life in the country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2012

"A welcome addition to the war record and a solid elucidation of the Nazi spy system."
A London journalist makes a convincing case for the quietly subversive pro-British diplomacy of the head of the Abwehr. Read full book review >

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WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS by Kate Bassett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"A contemplative look at redemption and relationships for readers with more literary tastes. (Fiction. 13-18)"
When Anna's uncle—really, he was more like a brother—Joe died, so did her passion for words. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF ISAAC by Robert M. Bassett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2010

"Well-crafted, unorthodox take on the story of Isaac and his kin."
The dramatic extrapolation of an ancient story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"A detailed, easy-to-follow guide to the all-too-common problem of theft in the workplace."
A reference book of practical information that can be used as a standalone crime-fighting guide for business owners and managers, or in conjunction with the website TheftStopper.com. Read full book review >

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WHO NEEDS MAGIC? by Kathy McCullough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"A fun paranormal comedy with an overarching message about being one's true self and the power of honesty, it will be welcomed by fans of the first. (Paranormal comedy. 12 & up)"
Two teen fairy godmothers with drastically different styles duel it out in this mostly clever follow-up to Don't Expect Magic (2011). Read full book review >

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SPRINTER by Bruce Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"An unsurprising assembly of genre clichÇs."
A derivative woman-in-periler pits a mad computer hacker against a former federal agent whose hobby is marathon running. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"A masterly feat of reporting."
The story of one man's fight to save American furniture manufacturing jobs in the face of a deluge of cheap Chinese imports. Read full book review >