Search Results: "Juliette Volcler"


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EXTREMELY LOUD by Juliette Volcler
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"Dry but disturbingly illuminating in the possible ramifications."
Everything you ever suspected or feared about music as a weapon, sound as torture and the expansion of the military-industrial complex to encompass entertainment. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR JULIETTE by Janet Taylor Lisle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Easy, good-quality fare. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In their second appearance, the likable ``Investigators of the Unknown'' (introduced in The Gold Dust Letters, p. 399) now include withdrawn classmate Walter Kew, while former protagonist Angela is offstage in Mexico, leaving her cat Juliette in animal- lover Poco's care. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"'Long Live Girl Scouts!' may be the cry on readers' lips after finishing this tribute to a spirited and inspirational American leader."
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, this biography brings to life the woman whose efforts galvanized an entire nation of young women. Read full book review >

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JULIETTE AND THE SHINY RED BALLOON by Paul  Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Though everything works right, it remains an undistinguished effort. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A simple adventure with a touch of fantasy to share with a very young child. Read full book review >

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5.4% by Juliette Guidara
Released: Sept. 23, 2012

"A stirring, inspiring account of one couple's story of surviving cancer."
An intimate, thoughtful look at one couple's journey through pancreatic cancer and recovery. Read full book review >

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THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS by Juliette Fay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Fay's gentle humor and risk-averse approach don't do justice to her rollicking subject matter."
A novel of the vaudeville circuit, circa 1919. Read full book review >

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INTIMATE STRANGERS by Juliette Mead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Mead's second novel, but first to be published here, finally hits its stride midway through, ultimately delivering a satisfying read—if with an all-too-neat ending. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A well-paced, if somewhat superficial, story about two contemporary couples who, along with their children, set out to exchange houses for the summer and end up swapping more than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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YAK AND GNU by Juliette MacIver
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"There is a measure of charm, but it's light fare—not enough to make a streamside picnic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Friendship and foolery on the river. Read full book review >

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THAT'S NOT A HIPPOPOTAMUS by Juliette MacIver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Buoyant fun for the very young. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When the hippo goes missing, the whole young class visiting Don's Safari takes up the search. Read full book review >

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TOUCAN CAN! by Juliette MacIver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Read the book for its gleeful energy, but have one with antipodean animal descriptions on hand to answer questions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are so many things these colorful birds can do. Can you? Read full book review >

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THE FROG WHO LOST HIS UNDERPANTS by Juliette MacIver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Underwear stylin' with Frog—keep an eye out for its contagious fashion statement. (Picture book. 4-6)"
If you were an orange-spotted jungle frog, the last thing you'd want to lose is your underpants. Read full book review >

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SEEKING MANSFIELD by Kate Watson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A commendable adaptation of a 200-year-old tale made fresh for a 21st-century audience. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In a modern spin on Mansfield Park, Watson's debut blends Austen with a dash of Shakespeare, all in contemporary Chicago. Read full book review >