Search Results: "Jocelyn R. Zichterman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"An incendiary piece of work that will hopefully encourage other victims to escape the IFB's web."
A damning memoir of life under the thumb of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church, from former member Zichterman. Read full book review >

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A DAY WITH NELLIE by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Fast, clever, and fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Busy Nellie wakes up in a tangle of blankets ready to start a full day. Read full book review >

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ONES AND TWOS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"A worthy contribution to any toddler bookshelf…and hopefully just the beginning of a long partnership. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With their first collaborative effort, this mother-daughter team proves that they are a duo to watch. Read full book review >

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SAM SORTS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's got a mess, but he knows how to have fun cleaning it up: sorting it! Read full book review >

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SNEAKY ART by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Good fun, even for those who do not consider themselves artists. (Nonfiction. 8 & up)"
First there were guerrilla knitters, now sneaky artists. Folks who want to create fun, temporary works of art for public places will have plenty of inspiration here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FRACTURED LIGHT by Jocelyn Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Readers will have to wait and see. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This first sequel to A Beautiful Dark (2011) works mostly as romance and exposition, setting up the final book in the planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL DARK by Jocelyn Davies
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A cut above the genre average. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Here's a paranormal romance that doesn't follow all the conventions of the genre but relies at least in part on imagination to feed the needs of readers seeking supernatural fun. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 22, 2011

"The title refers to disparaging comments made by Nathaniel Hawthorne in a letter to his editor; Hawthorne was convinced female writers had nothing worthy to say, but this collection consistently proves him wrong. (notes, bibliography) (Collective biography. 14 & up)"
Spanning the globe and 1,000 years, Jocelyn profiles extraordinary women whose writing offers fascinating insight into their respective places and times. Read full book review >

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HOW IT HAPPENED IN PEACH HILL by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2007

"Colorful and engrossing. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In 1924, Annie and her mother, an elegant but fraudulent clairvoyant, move among upstate New York towns, profiting tidily by telling seekers what they want to hear. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"An interesting ploy, and if the inner workings are a bit too obvious, still a good read. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1901, Mable, 14, and her older sister, Viola, board with a dairy-farm family in Ontario. Read full book review >

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THE ODDS OF LIGHTNING by Jocelyn Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Both 'then' and 'now' plots combine to make an engaging work. (Friendship fiction. 14-18)"
Putting a scientific cast on magical realism, the lives of four teens are changed by a bolt of lightning. Read full book review >