Search Results: "Joan Carris"


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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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BEWARE THE RAVENS by Joan Carris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 1995

"The accent may be British, but Carris has concocted a solidly American mystery. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers who last met Todd and his great-aunt Morbelia in Aunt Morbelia and the Screaming Skulls (1990) will happily accompany them and Todd's friend Jeff on a trip to England. Read full book review >

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HOWLING FOR HOME by Joan Carris
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Still, a readable story about an appealing pup and his new boy, fine for young dog lovers. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
A ``Springboard Book'' about an irrepressible Bernese mountain dog's adjustment to a new home. Read full book review >

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STOLEN BONES by Joan Carris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Note about joining a dig; glossary. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Alec's lifelong hurt over his grandfather's rejection comes to the fore when he and his mother accompany her dad on a summer dinosaur dig in Montana: Valuable bones disappear, and Alec—torn by his angry wish to win ``Dr. Dinosaur's'' love and respect and by a desire to stop the thefts- -plays detective. Read full book review >

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A GHOST OF A CHANCE by Joan Carris
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Map; occasional full-page b&w drawings. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A summer-vacation novel with everything—dolphins, buried treasure, a pirate's ghost, and a most appealing cast of humans. 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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WELCOME TO THE BED AND BISCUIT by Joan Carris
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Kids will welcome sequels. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Grampa aka Dr. Adam Bender owns and runs the Bed and Biscuit, an animal boarding house. Read full book review >

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RED JOAN by Jennie Rooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"This spy novel reveals itself at a calm pace through the memories of a loving woman. It is elegantly written and probes the value of loyalty to a meaningful life."
A World War II spy novel that delves into the complex reasons for betrayals of both country and friends.  Read full book review >

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JOAN OF ARC by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A young female hero par excellence. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Joan of Arc's story told in the ravishing line and color of Demi's art. Read full book review >

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RAY & JOAN by Lisa Napoli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A book characterized by deep research and a seamless weaving together of the details of different lives."
A dual biography of the man who made McDonald's ubiquitous and his third wife, who, after his death, spent the last two decades of her life becoming one of most generous philanthropists in American history. Read full book review >