Search Results: "Justin San Souci"


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JUSTIN by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A satisfying character study that will leave readers racing to get the simultaneously publishing second installment, Janae, starring the tough, sharpshooting girl standout on Justin's team. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Alonge inaugurates a new basketball series set in Oakland, California, with a story featuring a young man trying to figure out basketball and life. Read full book review >

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THE MIGHTY PIGEON CLUB by Daniel San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A tidy tale, with a little pigeon information, a hint of nostalgia and a generous dose of good feelings. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The eight members of the clubhouse gang (seven humans and a dog) get a taste of the ins and outs of animal care in their fourth outing. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Comport casts Margaret as a long-necked, pale-skinned beauty with waves of red hair as fiery as her spirit. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
Another woman-turned-warrior tale, this time set in Ireland. Read full book review >

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SISTER TRICKSTERS by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The introduction summarizes the origin of the female trickster tale and helps to make this a first purchase for most libraries. (Folktales. 7-10, adult)"
Females, worthy foes of their male counterparts, are often absent from the body of trickster tales, but in this stellar collection, it's Molly Cottontail (aka Molly Hare) who takes center stage and matches wits with Mistah Slickry Sly-fox. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS ARK by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An adequate additional seasonal book. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Becalmed in a fog en route to join their forty-niner father in San Francisco, Tessie and Sarah are disappointed not to arrive in time for Christmas. Read full book review >

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RED WOLF COUNTRY by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"But the book's primary function is achieved admirably: to put readers in wolf country, running with the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book brings environmental awareness to readers, not by preaching facts and figures, but by tapping into the forces of nature with matching artistic energy. Read full book review >

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MORE SHORT & SHIVERY by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The prolific San Souci has not managed to create a campfire classic in this book—even the most squeamish will remain unfazed. (Folklore/Fiction. 8-12)"
This collection reads more like a cultural anthropology text than a book of ghost stories. Read full book review >

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JUSTIN THYME by Panama Oxridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"From dust jacket (which purportedly contains clues to the pseudonymous author's identity) to closing page of disguised notes, a pleaser for fans of reading that requires decoding. (map, cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Hidden messages, ambiguous clues, cryptic hints and double entendres crowd chockablock into this puzzle mystery. Read full book review >

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AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT by Robert D. San Souci
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Daniel San Souci's detailed watercolor illustrations contribute to the quaint feel of this effort and lend it a bit of welcome emotional depth as well. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The talented San Souci brothers take on the Brothers Grimm's "Clever Elsie," and the result is an entirely new story which, though it retains the folksy quality and quirky absurdity of the original, recasts the characters, adds a moral and tidies up the ambiguous ending. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE STONES by Robert D. San Souci