Search Results: "Jo Whittemore"


BOOK REVIEW

COLONIAL MADNESS by Jo Whittemore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"The history goes down easy, with lots of laughs. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Tori and her mom must live in the past in order to win a desperately needed inheritance. Read full book review >

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ODD GIRL IN by Jo Whittemore
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2011

"Funny and perky. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Spunky 12-year-old Alex doesn't really want friends or a social life in this quirky middle-school comedy. Read full book review >

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100 REASONS SHAKE-SPEARE WAS THE EARL OF OXFORD by Hank Whittemore
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"An engrossing and thoughtful literary examination."
A book offers an energetic defense of the Earl of Oxford theory regarding the authorship of the plays of William Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1995

"Compelling reading, but because of all the disaster-site details, not for the squeamish. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
For over 20 years, Hebard has devoted much of her time to saving people's lives as part of a human-canine volunteer rescue team. Read full book review >

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JUNE by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A lightly gothic tale of hearts broken and mended in small-town America."
Love between a small-town girl and one of Hollywood's leading men leads to murder, blackmail, and secrets. Read full book review >

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THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2005

"Entertaining but schematic, with characters' motivations often so unexpected as to be nearly implausible."
A thought-provoking debut about a young woman attempting to untangle a tortured and confused past. Read full book review >

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BITTERSWEET by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Beverly-Whittemore (Set Me Free, 2007, etc.) has crafted a page-turner riddled with stubborn clues, a twisty plot and beguiling characters."
As a young woman struggles to read Paradise Lost, she faces her own temptation. Is she brave enough to choose good over evil? Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN TWINE by Jo Rioux
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Action-packed, easy to follow and featuring a cast of monsters inimical and otherwise, along with a winningly intrepid heroine. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
A would-be tamer of monsters hooks up with a diminutive would-be monster in this auspicious series opener. Read full book review >

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NEVER EVER by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Eye-catching pictures and splendid forward momentum add up to a giggle-inducing tale with subtlety underneath. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who says closing your eyes hinders adventure? Read full book review >

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RABBITYNESS by Jo Empson
by Jo Empson, illustrated by Jo Empson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An imaginatively designed lesson in creativity and loss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a creative rabbit disappears after spreading color and music through the woods, other rabbits feel a sense of loss until they discover what he left behind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ONE by Jo Weaver
Kirkus Star
by Jo Weaver, illustrated by Jo Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Quietly stunning. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother bear and her newborn cub move through the seasons in this British import. Read full book review >