Search Results: "Jennipher Walters"


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A GIRL'S GUIDE TO FITTING IN FITNESS by Erin Whitehead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"Concluding with an annotated list of online resources and an index, this guide will be a boon for teen fitness buffs, if not couch potatoes. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Emphasizing a moderate approach to physical activity and balanced eating, this fitness guide for teen girls will be most useful to those who are already motivated. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

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WHEN WILL IT BE SPRING? by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Walter's illustrations are scene-stealers, with their terrific evocations of wild landscapes and the creatures Alfie encounters- -bat, mink, wolf, lynx—during his midwinter investigations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Winter approaches. Read full book review >

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PLAY GENTLY, ALFIE BEAR by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Softly painted illustrations of this cuddly, teddy bear-like family will enchant young children while at the same time providing a useful lesson for siblings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a new baby brother and sister arrive on the scene, a young bear named Alfie must learn how to play gently with them. Read full book review >

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THE RULE OF THREE by Eric Walters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Perfect for aspiring doomsday preppers and survivalists. (Adventure. 12 & up)"
When Adam's civilization falls, there's no zombie plague or nuclear war—a computer virus destroys modern technology, and people do the rest. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"Richly detailed and satisfying. (Adventure. 10-16)"
Seventeen-year-old DJ attempts to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in fulfillment of his grandfather's final wish to have his ashes spread at the summit. Read full book review >

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SKETCHES by Eric Walters
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"Lacking the strong characters and emotions of Jessica Blank's Almost Home, Walters's tale remains a rough sketch. (Fiction. YA)"
Art and the street provide refuge to a hurting teen. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE LAND by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A disappointing read. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old DJ is the first grandchild to be invited on a solo adventure with his grandfather, and he's excited about it. Read full book review >

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FOX EVIL by Minette Walters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2003

"Those images nearly compensate for a plot that Walters (Acid Row, 2002, etc.) wraps up more with a dispiritingly mundane air."
Four or five times a week, in the dead of night, when the phone rings up at the Manor House, elderly James Lockyer-Fox, a retired colonel, hears nothing but deep breathing—or a rant about how he killed his wife Ailsa, who froze to death outside the locked Manor doors. Read full book review >

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THE DARK ROOM by Minette Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Walters unfolds the dark complexities of Jinx's past with a master's hand, balancing sympathy and terror all the way to the introduction of a pivotal character on the very last page. (First printing of 75,000; $200,000 ad/promo budget; Literary Guild Main Selection)"
Fans who've followed Walters's meteoric rise (The Scold's Bridle, 1994, etc.) will find less Ruth Rendell than P.D. James in this tantalizing tale of Jinx Kingsley, who apparently greets the news that her fiancÇ Leo Wallader plans to leave her for her best friend Meg Harris by twice attempting suicide (auto exhaust, auto crash). Read full book review >

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ACID ROW by Minette Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Even if the convulsive strands in Walters's largest web yet never come together with the knotty precision of her earlier plots, they all show the damning effects of helplessly raging long-term victims thrashing out in turn to hurt anyone in reach."
What would happen if the citizens of a big-scale suspense novel were as many-dimensional as the suspects in Walters's seven striking mysteries—too complex by far to be pigeonholed as heroes and villains? They'd be the denizens of Bassindale Estate, the English housing project that erupts in a violent riot. Read full book review >