Search Results: "Josh Meyer"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2012

"A surprising, sobering look at one of the deadliest terror networks in history and the American spy agencies charged with bringing it down."
Superlative storytelling and crackling reportage define a pulse-pounding narrative tracing the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE RECYCLING TRUCK! by Meyer Seltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Useful. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The driver here may be unusual—she's young Elisa Seltzer; otherwise, this simple photo essay details a typical recycling scheme. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB BEETLE by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"An uninspiring series debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After the death of his grandfather, sixth-grader Horace must risk danger to ensure the survival of an entire culture. Read full book review >

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YOU’LL BE SORRY by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Though even younger ones will reckon the unlikelihood of ever being in the same (so to speak) boat with Samantha, they may come away at least a little more convinced of the frequent connection between rash acts and unforeseen consequences. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sandwiched between Schneider's stout denials that the episode is based on personal experiences is a puckish tale of impulsive sibling violence and remorse in a family of Kevin Henkes-like mice. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This headstrong heroine shows signs of wearing out. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Jacky Faber sails back to Boston and into trouble in the 11th book in this entertaining but increasingly formulaic series. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"This resilient and exuberant heroine deserves a stamp of approval. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Jacky Faber must once again fight and flirt her way across land and sea to reach her beloved Jaimy Fletcher in the ninth book of this stirring historical series. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Breathless readers don't have to know the first installment to thrill to this one, but they will long for the next. (Fiction. YA)"
The sequel to Bloody Jack (2002) is a rousing adventure, short on character development but perfectly delicious in all other ways. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With the blessing,' the next Jacky adventure will come along soon. (Fiction. YA)"
The third installment—"and the Dear knows"—of Jacky Faber, now back in England and pressed into ship service despite being all girl and all of 15. Read full book review >

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LOVING WILL SHAKESPEARE by Carolyn Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The tale closes with a brief account of Will's many years in London, and his return home to Stratford for five good years before his death. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Meyer has done her research and very neatly tied this first-person narrative to the slim sheaf of facts known about William Shakespeare and his wife, Anne Hathaway. Read full book review >

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GIDEON'S PEOPLE by Carolyn Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Meyer (Rio Grande Stories, 1994) gives her characters the motives, beliefs, hearts, and dreams to make each one's behavior compelling and inevitable. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Isaac, 12, and his father, Jakob—a peddler of household goods just after the turn of the century—are making the rounds of their customers in eastern Pennsylvania when an accident leaves the boy badly hurt. Read full book review >

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JUBILEE JOURNEY by Carolyn Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Patient readers will be rewarded by learning how the characters of the first book turned out and will come to admire the lively young protagonist who shares her great-grandmother's strength of character. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Meyer connects generations in this sequel to White Lilacs (1993), set 75 years later, as 13-year-old Emily Rose goes from Connecticut to Texas to celebrate Juneteenth with her 87-year-old great-grandmother Rose Lee. Read full book review >