Search Results: "Joanne Drayton"


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THE SEARCH FOR ANNE PERRY by Joanne Drayton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"Occasionally uneven but a pleasure for Perry's loyal fans and a book that is likely to win her some new ones as well."
Literary biographer Drayton (Design/Unitec Institute of Technology; Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime, 2008, etc.) turns her attention to novelist Anne Perry (b. 1938) and the past she couldn't keep hidden. Read full book review >

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PASSAGES II by Helen Drayton
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Wise, kind and lively verse that truly 'dances to a tune that's / gloriously redeeming / of anger, hate, and envy. / It's an awesome authority / with boundless energy.'"
Engaging lyric poetry that manages to be sensual and cerebral, fun and profound. Read full book review >

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THE CRYSTAL BIRD by Helen Drayton
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A unique, engaging story of star-crossed love, history and mythical magic."
Drayton (Passages II: Brown Doves, 2012, etc.) delivers an epic tale of an ancient civilization confronting the present. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

Young readers lucky enough to encounter both this book and Mordecai Gerstein's What Charlie Heard (2002) may never again hear the sounds of the world around them in quite the same way—they may be listening for music. Read full book review >

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YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

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ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Endnotes identify locales and people. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Photographer Dugan offers an urban alphabet, with color close-ups of letters on signs, billboards and the like (plus a line of identifying commentary) facing black-and-white shots of New York children, landmarks and street scenes seen mostly from low angles. Read full book review >

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FLEABRAIN LOVES FRANNY by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"As a historical novel, this more than succeeds; as a fantasy, it misses the mark. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An exceptional flea helps a polio-stricken girl in this tale of friendship and acceptance. Read full book review >

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ABOUT A GIRL by Joanne Horniman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Lyrical, subtle and lovely, but perhaps more tragic than is really necessary. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In evocative, crafted language, this Australian import chronicles a poignant first romance between two older teen girls. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Perfect fare for young fans after Miela Ford's Bear Play (1995). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ryder supplies two sets of captions in different point sizes—one for younger, the other for more able readers—to a gallery of big, color photos featuring two adorably fuzzy, alert-looking polar bear cubs in this engaging follow up to Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo (2001). Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS TIME by Joanne Ryder
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"For readers already familiar with such realistic aspects of the dinosaurs' lives, this volume is a must- have. (Fiction. 6-9)"
PLB 0-688-13683-4 Two children uncover a curved, saw-edged fossil and are instantaneously transformed into a living, breathing Tyrannosaurus rex. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO SKIES by Joanne O'Sullivan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"O'Sullivan's light touch and restraint will allow readers to follow Evangeline as she stands howling into the wind that howled into her. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Heartache and deracination wrapped in the lyrical sigh of an epic poem unfold into one girl's story of struggle, devastation, and survival. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE ROAD GOES by Joanne Greenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Stimulating and involving."
Greenberg (No Reck'ning Made, 1993, etc.) hits her full storytelling stride in a tale of domestic tragedy revealed through the diaries and correspondence of a 62-year-old activist grandmother who's participating in an Environmental Walk from California to Cape Cod. Read full book review >