Search Results: "John Nielsen"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2006

"Well told story with an ambivalent ending reminding us that few of the factors leading to the condor's near-extinction have changed."
Barely 15 years ago, the California condor was nearly extinct. NPR environmental correspondent Nielsen tells the story of its recovery—such as it is. Read full book review >

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BATTY HATTIE by Virginia Nielsen
Released: April 1, 1999

"The wealth of information offered about bats is engagingly presented. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Harriet is a sixth-grader who feels abandoned by her mother, a musician who has parked her with a biologist uncle so she can tour Europe. Read full book review >

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OPTIMISTS DIE FIRST by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Another lovely outing from Nielsen. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Consumed with guilt over the death of her baby sister, a girl struggles simply to get through each day. Read full book review >

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BLACK ELEPHANTS by Karol Nielsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A memorable read that captures the hopefulness of falling in love and traces its sad trajectory into quiet terror amid the chaos of war and its aftermath."
A poetic and painful debut memoir about a young marriage filled with idealism and adventure that unravels under the pressure of daily life in Israel during the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young teen reveals through journal entries how he and his family piece their lives back together after a tragedy in this dark but humorous story. Read full book review >

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DEAR GEORGE CLOONEY PLEASE MARRY MY MOM by Susin Nielsen
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"This comic novel scores. (Fiction. YA)"
Laugh-out-loud humor deftly mixes with insight into a troubled girl's pain over her parents' divorce, keeping readers involved on every page. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"This savvy, insightful take on the modern family makes for nearly nonstop laughs. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A nerdy boy and a queen-bee girl become stepbrother and -sister in this comedy/drama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A bubbly, delicious treat for anyone whose horizons aren't bounded by the ordinary."
Charming debut memoir traces an Australian woman's off-the-wall plan to become a local in the City of Light by way of real estate. Read full book review >

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CLASSICAL CLASSICS by Ed Nielsen
Released: March 7, 2012

"For readers seeking an introduction to classical music, an easy, entertaining alternative to searching online."
A personable if anachronistic beginner's guide to classical music. Read full book review >

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STARLIGHT 2 by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1998

"Dynamic, often exceptional work, highly recommended for readers who can't bear to wait on the various annual 'best-ofs.'"
Another eclectic gathering of 13 all-new tales representing various styles, themes, approaches, and ideas (following Starlight 1, 1996). Read full book review >