Search Results: "Jessica Scott Kerrin"


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THE SPOTTED DOG LAST SEEN by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Surprising twists and turns amid laughter and tears. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A sixth-grade community-service project at the town cemetery leads to mystery, new friendships and a cathartic resolution for a troubled young boy. Read full book review >

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LOWER THE TRAP by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A cast of colorful characters and a satisfying ending will leave readers wondering whose story is next. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Kerrin, author of the Martin Bridge chapter-book series, aims for a slightly older audience in this first installment of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BRIDGE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Realistic, everyday situations, likable characters and simple stories written in rich language with solid dialogue and humor will make this a series with endless variations, and readers will eagerly anticipate every new installment. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Martin Bridge is back, in an entirely likable early chapter book written with affection and humor. Read full book review >

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A NARROW ESCAPE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A tough but realistic view of the inner workings of a rather nasty boy. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Norris is a boy kids love to hate—with good reason. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BRIDGE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"May young readers have more from Martin. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Poor, dear Martin, he tries his best, but calamities small and large seem to follow him everywhere. Read full book review >

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MARTIN BRIDGE: READY FOR TAKEOFF! by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Fledgling chapter-book readers of a reflective bent will appreciate Kerrin's way of delivering life lessons without hammering them home. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Aimed at "Horrible Harry" fans, but a cut above in content, these three domestic episodes weigh in with some unusually meaty insights. Read full book review >

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SPIT FEATHERS  by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This concluding volume in an interesting concept series is strengthened by colorful characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Norris' obnoxious, bullying behavior makes Ferguson just want to "spit feathers" in this conclusion to the Lobster Chronicles trilogy. 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 >

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Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. 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 >