Search Results: "Jessica Harper"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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I FORGOT MY SHOES by Jessica Harper
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This offbeat book will stir readers' imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When everyone around her becomes afflicted with memory lapses, a young girl's ordinary day becomes an adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"An absorbing story about adoption and much more."
A touching joint memoir by a birth mother and her adopted daughter about their lives apart and the close bond they shared until Crumpacker's recent death. Read full book review >

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SIGNED, SKYE HARPER by Carol Lynch Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"A fine story of a mother-and-child reunion, packed with quirky characters and lessons about love. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A teen takes a road trip with her longtime crush, her grandmother, their dog and their one-legged rooster in a stolen RV to retrieve her mother, whom she hasn't seen in 11 years. Read full book review >

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LOSING JESSICA by Robby DeBoer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1994

"A sometimes absorbing, often superficial memoir that is far less meaty than the New Yorker's treatment of a year ago. (Two eight-page inserts of b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; first serial to Redbook; author tour)"
A sincere but tedious rehashing of the ``Baby Jessica'' saga by former adoptive mother DeBoer. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Harper's droll tale is the perfect antidote to school-day blues and a great follow-up to Lizzie's Do's and Don'ts (2002). (Picture book. 4-8)"
With wry good humor, Lizzy recounts the activities of her day to her mother. Read full book review >

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NORA’S ROOM by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2001

"Loads of fun to read aloud—the text and art just beg for exaggerated theatrics on the reader's part: this is one rollicking ride. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Sisters Harper and duPont team up once again (I'm Not Going to Chase the Cat Today!, 2000) to create a stridently silly tale to tickle funnybones. Read full book review >

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LIZZY’S DO’S AND DON’TS by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"With wry observations couched in perky rhymes and a lively tempo, Harper's light-hearted tale delivers a sincere reminder to parents and children to treasure each other. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With the same panache of their previous collaborations (Nora's Room, 2001, etc.), the Harper sisters create a spunky tale about the woes and challenges of growing up. Read full book review >

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JESSICA HAGGERTHWAITE: WITCH DISPATCHER by Emma Barnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"The squiggly and whimsical line drawings are just the ticket for reflecting the unserious tone. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A lightweight first-chapter book with a British flavor. Read full book review >

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UH-OH, CLEO by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"At the end, Cleo decides to turn this episode into fodder for in-class writing, and young writers will want to mine their family memories for stories of their own. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Cleo Small tells the hilarious story (based on the author's real life) of her five siblings, two parents and a mountain hike on Mount Baldy. Read full book review >