Search Results: "Joan Betty Stuchner"


BOOK REVIEW

CAN HENS GIVE MILK? by Joan Betty Stuchner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"The story is so successful in making the absurd seem obvious that readers may wonder why they didn't think of it themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An original tale takes readers to that nexus of foolishness, the village of Chelm. Read full book review >

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HONEY CAKE by Joan Betty Stuchner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"A fine offering for readers not quite ready for Number the Stars. (recipe, afterword) (Historical fiction. 6-9)"
"There are so many ways of being brave," David's father explains. Read full book review >

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BABY SEA OTTER by Betty Tatham
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Beautiful art and solid facts for animal lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A fact book about otters, this is made more readable by its focus on one mother and her baby. Read full book review >

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THAT’LL DO, MOSS by Betty Levin
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"The leisurely pace notwithstanding, dog lovers and fans of the series will find much to enjoy here. (Fiction. 8-12)"
For animal lovers or shepherds, this third in Levin's dog series (Look Back Moss, 1998; Away to Me Moss, 1994) continues her slice-of-life-on-the-farm saga. Read full book review >

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OUT OF ORDER by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Clever cover, real-life kids, humor and inventive plot detail make this a first-rate read, guaranteed to spur games of RSP. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a family doubles in number, it's like shuffling a deck of cards to see who comes out on top. Read full book review >

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EXHAUSTIVE ENQUIRIES by Betty Rowlands
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 22, 1994

"By and large, though, it's all as soothing as a nice game of Clue."
Another unabashedly retro adventure for Agatha Christie- wannabe Melissa Craig (Over the Edge, 1993, etc.), who agrees to write a mystery farce for the Stowbridge Players to perform at Heyshill Manor, the hotel recently acquired by blowhard millionaire Richard Mitchell. Read full book review >

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WHO, ME? by Betty MacDonald
Released: Oct. 30, 1959

"From the tales of her parents, to her marriages, jobs, her battles with chicken farming, tuberculosis, and living on an island and raising her two daughters, Betty MacDonald's busy, harried, raffish, ridiculous and gallant days tumble along so that the reader — particularly new ones — will get a lively sense of this best-selling author's life."
In an edited and revised form this one volume incorporates material from The Egg and I, The Plague and I, Anybody Can Do Anything and Onions in the Stew to form a continuous line of autobiography — with none of the high spots omitted. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

A breathy memoir of eight Administrations' worth of parties, by a former Washington-society syndicated columnist. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL WASTAGE by Betty Rowlands
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Usually brisk Sukey hits the doldrums in her sluggish twelfth outing."
Murder disrupts a block of upscale flats in Bristol. Read full book review >

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DESERT CUT by Betty Webb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Webb's dark tale of a clash of cultures is emotionally draining and intellectually challenging."
Revelations of a dark past blossom from the mutilated corpse of a beautiful girl-child laid to rest in a desert grave. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"Solid and astute, with the kind of information that women can use to forge workplace opportunity without guilt."
A carefully researched report on why working mothers can shed their angst and who is laying the guilt trip on them. Read full book review >

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OFF STAGE by Betty Comden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Despite some glib patches, surprisingly sincere and moving. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
As literate and witty as a Comden-and-Green lyric, the noted Broadway and Hollywood wordsmith's memoir concentrates on her non- working life, with a few nods to famous friends thrown in as a bonus. Read full book review >