Search Results: "Jeri Chase Ferris"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 17, 1998

"Despite these flaws, this biography will attract readers too young for John B. Severance's Thomas Jefferson (p. 1293). (b&w reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-13)"
In the Trailblazer Biography series, an entry that proceeds chronologically, through the highlights of Jefferson's life, from his boyhood in Virginia, college days, family, views on slavery, the construction of Monticello, his reluctant participation in the new government, retirement, and death, with an summary of his legacy. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER & HIS WORDS by Jeri Chase Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Future wordsmiths may be IN-SPIRED [verb: stimulated] by Webster's devotion to the English language. (timeline, more about Noah Webster, bibliography, websites) (Picture book/biography.5-9)"
A charming introduction to Noah Webster, creator of "the second most popular book ever printed in English, after the Bible." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 14, 1994

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-11)"
The African-American whose career precipitated several watershed events in the civil rights movement is eloquently portrayed in a Trailblazer biography. Read full book review >

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CHASE by Jessie Haas
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Haas's best yet for older readers. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
When aptly named Phin Chase witnesses a murder in brutal Pennsylvania coal country in 1875, he knows at once he'll be blamed. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC FERRIS WHEEL by Betsy Harvey Kraft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An absorbing read for young makers and dreamers. (biographical note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Heeding the call to "make big plans" for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, George Ferris designed—and built—the giant observation wheel that now bears his name. Read full book review >

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THE CHASE by Janet Evanovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Less funny than Evanovich's knockabout Stephanie Plum adventures but less mannered and annoying too: a comfy seriocomic caper just right for beach reading while you wait for the inevitable summer movie."
A second round of unlikely larceny for FBI agent Kate O'Hare and her prey and partner, nonpareil con man Nicolas Fox (The Heist, 2013). Read full book review >

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TEXAS! CHASE by Sandra Brown
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

The second in a trilogy of Lone Star melodramas (after Texas! Read full book review >

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PUPPIES CHASE by Rebecca Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Straightforward and accessible, this sturdy board book and its companions are aesthetically pleasing and designed for repeatability. (Board book. 1-3)"
Simple sentences and charming photos of puppies at play make this a sure toddler's delight. Read full book review >

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THE CHASE by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Thin characters, fat plot-holes, sluggish pacing and Cussler's signature clunky prose."
The smartest shamus on earth tracks the planet's cleverest lowlife in the latest to roll from the Cussler assembly line (Polar Shift, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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GOOSE CHASE by Patrice Kindl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Running the gamut from quiet chuckles to laugh-out-loud guffaws, this promises delight in great profusion to generations of readers now and to come. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Kindl, who brought readers the perfectly droll Owl in Love (1993) and the magically metaphoric Woman in the Wall (1997), this time offers a winsome and wickedly funny fairytale fractured in multiple places. Read full book review >

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Pandora's Chase by Tyler Wandschneider
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An entertaining, epic sci-fi outing in compact form."
In this sci-fi debut, a teen in the year 3526 races to retrieve an artifact that's taken his little brother and has the capacity to destroy Earth. Read full book review >

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NOBLE CHASE by Michael Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills."
A fast-moving legal thriller that's resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. Read full book review >