Search Results: "Jessie Haas"


BOOK REVIEW

SPOOKY SEASON by Jessie Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This well-crafted horse story explores the themes of friendship and facing fears for those getting ready to move on from early readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Transitioning readers enamored with horses will be happy to immerse themselves in the third title of the Bramble and Maggie series, in which Maggie and her horse learn to cope with real and imagined fears. Read full book review >

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WESTMINSTER WEST by Jessie Haas
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1997

"Haas's chronicle of chores, concerns, and motives of members of the community makes for a thought-provoking story of the expectations of men and women after the Civil War, and the tensions caused when one of them changes the rules. (Fiction. 10+)"
In 1884 Vermont, two sisters confront their natures—one the workhorse of the family, one the delicate invalid—in a historical novel from Haas (Clean House, 1996, etc.). 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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UNCLE DANEY'S WAY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A richly satisfying story of ordinary people doing some extraordinary problem solving. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Since Mom's Uncle Daney—in a wheelchair since a logging accident—has no one else, Cole's family takes him in even though their own finances are tight: They've just bought the Vermont farmland their modest trailer occupies. Read full book review >

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CLEAN HOUSE by Jessie Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Not content with chewed shoes, skidding rugs, and overturned furniture, Haas (Mowing, 1994, etc.) turns a dog, a cat, a string toy, and a vacuum cleaner into an inspired moment of comic lunacy. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Tess is glad that Kate, ``the cousin she'd liked best last year at the big family picnic,'' is coming for a visit, but her mother, remembering Aunt Alice's spotless house, rushes to exile the family pets and remove all of their cheerful, feel-good clutter. Read full book review >

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SHAPER by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"She draws a convincing portrait of Chad, a nice kid whose adolescent self-absorption, compounded by his personal loss, temporarily makes him intolerable. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Chad Holloway's beloved dog, Shep, was shot and killed by Chad's grandfather. Read full book review >

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BRAMBLE AND MAGGIE GIVE AND TAKE by Jessie Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Young readers will eat it up. (Fiction. 5-8)"
This delightful first chapter book improves upon its predecessor (Bramble and Maggie, 2012) from the same author/illustrator pair. Read full book review >

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SCAMPER AND THE HORSE SHOW by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Winning. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The delightful duo that brought readers Appaloosa Zebra (2002) and Runaway Radish (2001) returns with the story of Scamper, a white pony, and two sisters who take him to a local horse show. Read full book review >

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HOOFPRINTS by Jessie Haas
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Ambitious, accomplished, adventuresome. (Poetry. 10+)"
Haas takes the idea that poetry can tell stories a step further than usual here: into history, more specifically, the history of the horse. Read full book review >

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UNBROKEN by Jessie Haas
Released: March 1, 1999

"Readers will be comforted by the cozy denouement, and by Haas's evocative descriptions of Vermont in the early years of this century. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A heartfelt but awkwardly paced novel of an orphan finding her way in 1910 Vermont. Read full book review >

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SKIPPING SCHOOL by Jessie Haas
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A fine performance, expanding on the concerns for animal rights and the characters introduced in The Sixth Sense (1988). (Fiction. 12+)"
Dad is terminally ill, and Phillip's parents have left their midwestern farm and moved to New England. Read full book review >

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CHIPMUNK! by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Just right to share with the younger preschoolers, as well as a book beginning readers will enjoy. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
``All Puss wanted was a place to put her chipmunk so it couldn't get away,'' begins this comically succinct reprise of a conflict of interests in a country household. Read full book review >