Search Results: "Joan Bauer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"A short but compelling work in praise of its subject."
Veteran biographer Spoto (Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, 2006, etc.) takes a fresh look at the much-analyzed Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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"An engrossing religious and historical account that would make a valuable companion to a high school history unit on Joan of Arc."
Debut YA that fictionalizes the life of Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO FAMOUS by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2011

"Bauer expertly balances these grim realities with Foster's ebullient personality and spunk, which could convince anyone that she will be able 'make the world a better place one cupcake at a time.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
When a domestic relationship turns abusive, 12-year-old Foster McKee and her mother flee Memphis, stowing whatever they can carry in their Chevy, including Foster's treasured baking supplies and a few fresh-baked muffins for the road. Read full book review >

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STICKS by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Characters both major and minor come to life, a recurring math theme ties things together, and Cruckston, New Jersey, emerges as a town with a lot more heart than its seedy exterior suggests. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth grader Mickey Vernon has a dream—to be the winner of the nine-ball tournament for the 1013 set, held right in his own family's pool hall. Read full book review >

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THWONK by Joan Bauer
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"EWSLUGp1992, this is a fine romance, with plenty of hitches. (Fiction. 12+)"
A.J. McCreary, 17, lives for two things: her photography and her as-yet unrequited love for class hunk Peter Terris. Read full book review >

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SQUASHED by Joan Bauer
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Delightful fun. (Fiction. 11+)"
This year's Delacorte prizewinner answers the question, ``Is growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa grounds for a YA novel?'' with a resounding ``Yes!'' Never losing sight of her goal, the grower—Ellie Morgan, 16—lives a rich, eventful life. Read full book review >

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ALMOST HOME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Sugar, with her natural gift for rubbing down imperfections, will win readers' hearts. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Through months of homelessness and her mother's breakdown, sixth-grader Sugar Mae Cole and her puppy, Shush, demonstrate what it means to be sweet. Read full book review >

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STAND TALL by Joan Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If the story is unabashedly inspirational, maybe that's something young readers will appreciate these days—an eloquent story of ordinary heroes when 'the shock of loss was everywhere.' (Fiction. 10+)"
Tree is the tallest seventh-grade boy ever to attend Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School. Read full book review >

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TELL ME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An intriguing story idea is marred by a surfeit of telling. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A 12-year-old girl sees something suspicious and determinedly pursues it. Read full book review >

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JOAN MITCHELL by Patricia Albers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A revealing portrait of a complex personality, this biography provides insight into the work of a master artist, but is perhaps too detailed to appeal to casual readers."
Independent curator Albers (Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti, 2002) presents a sizable biography of Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist painters who changed the face of the art world in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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SOAR by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An outstanding, tender exploration of courage and the true nature of heroism and, for good measure, a fine homage to America's game, as well. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Jeremiah has a lot of heart, which is a little ironic, since the heart that beats in his chest is a transplanted one.Read full book review >

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HOPE WAS HERE by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"More important, and as always from Bauer, this novel is full of humor, starring a strong and idealistic protagonist, packed with funny lines, and peopled with interesting and quirky characters. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Another entry in Bauer's growing collection of books about likable and appealing female teenagers with a strong vocational calling. Read full book review >