Search Results: "Jessica Day George"


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DRAGON SLIPPERS by Jessica Day George
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Not entirely original, but clever, well-plotted and good fun. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Creel wants to go to the King's Seat so she can earn her living by embroidering her unique designs. Read full book review >

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THURSDAYS WITH THE CROWN by Jessica Day George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Here's hoping the next installment (Fridays, coming in fall 2015) will recover the series' early bounce and zip. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Tossed into a faraway land, Celie and company try to figure out how to heal their sentient castle in this third entry to the series. Read full book review >

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WEDNESDAYS IN THE TOWER by Jessica Day George
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A sweet, funny, sincere story in which siblings work together. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
What happens when your playfully sentient stone palace goes off kilter and leaves you a bright orange egg to care for—secretly? Read full book review >

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SILVER IN THE BLOOD by Jessica Day George
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2015

"Thoroughly researched historical details and bright if naïve protagonists conjure a winning period adventure. (author's note) (Historical fiction/paranormal fantasy. 12-17)"
Turn-of-the-last-century socialites discover the bloody secrets of their Old World family in this lush historical fantasy. Read full book review >

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DRAGON FLIGHT by Jessica Day George
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Action, danger, pathos and romance—this fantasy has it all. (pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Creel, the heroine of Dragon Slippers (2007), has by now established herself as a seamstress, but she secretly longs for more adventure, as she confesses to her dragon pal Shardas. Read full book review >

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TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE by Jessica Day George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"May pique castle envy. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
This enjoyable romp turns mischief into political action and a stone palace into a cunning character. Read full book review >

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DRAGON SPEAR by Jessica Day George
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A tasty snack for dragon lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This third installment in the series about Creel that began with Dragon Slippers (2007) and followed with Dragon Flight (2008) continues as the alliance between humans and dragons develops. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL by Jessica Day George
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Galen, Rose and her sisters are engaging company throughout; near the end the story spirals up in intensity, touching on witchcraft and evil clerics along the way for a satisfyingly exciting conclusion. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
As she did so deliciously with 2008's Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, George takes another fairy tale, "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," and turns it into a rich and engaging novel. Read full book review >

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SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW by Jessica Day George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Rich in Norwegian lore and perfectly delicious to read. (Fiction/fairytale. 10-14)"
With spirit, energy and a puckish sense of humor, George weaves the "East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon" tale into a novel-length saga. Read full book review >

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JESSICA by Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph.D.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2006

"A nice piece of work, as therapy and as narrative."
A powerful case study on the effects of early emotional trauma, recall and gradual recovery, from psychotherapist Von Glahn. Read full book review >

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JESSICA by Kevin Henkes
Released: March 20, 1989

Ruthie has an imaginary friend who reflects Ruthie's feelings and takes the blame for whatever mischief is going on—in spite of Ruthie's parents' occasional exasperation: "There is no Jessica." Read full book review >

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FINDING JESSICA by Parker Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A not-so-mysterious murder mystery, but its enigmatic protagonist effortlessly carries the story."
In Riggs' debut thriller, a New England-based private eye finds herself embroiled in a murder case when someone shoots her friend and employee. Read full book review >