Search Results: "Laura Amy Schlitz"


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THE HIRED GIRL by Laura Amy Schlitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Tons of period details, especially about clothing, round out a highly satisfying and smart breast-clutcher from this Newbery-winning author. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Joan runs away from home at age 14 to become a hired girl in 1911. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Schlitz's prose is perfect in every stitch, and readers will savor each word. (Historical fantasy. 9-13)"
Two orphans, a witch and a girl who laughs at death: Each shares the lens of protagonist in Newbery winner Schlitz's fully satisfying gothic novel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Overall, an interesting, brisk read, but it will be up to readers to decide how much of this they buy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this fast-paced story set in 1909, three seemingly caring elderly sisters adopt feisty, orphaned 11-year-old Maud Flynn. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS CORA AND THE CROCODILE by Laura Amy Schlitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A clever tale packed with wry wit and charming illustrations. (Illustrated fantasy. 6-9)"
Princess Cora, tired of her young life as a queen-in-training, asks her fairy godmother for a pet—with unexpected results. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT FAIRY by Laura Amy Schlitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Just be patient. (Barrett's final illustrations not seen.) (Fairy fantasy. 6-8)"
Flory is a night fairy, but in an accident with a bat she injures her wings and is forced to take refuge in a birdhouse. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Brilliant in every way. (foreword, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Schlitz takes the breath away with unabashed excellence in every direction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"While many readers will have little familiarity with The Iliad, they will nevertheless enjoy this portrait of a determined, if flawed, genius. (Biography. 9-13)"
The charismatic millionaire who uncovered the fabled city of Troy receives here an admiring and affectionate, if not completely heroic treatment. Read full book review >

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THE BEARSKINNER by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"It's an unabashedly old-fashioned retelling, making few concessions to modern sensibilities; as such, it carries a power rarely found in fairy-tale retellings. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-10)"
The devil makes a bad bargain in this rich retelling from the collections of the Grimms. Read full book review >

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AND THEN ANOTHER SHEEP TURNED UP by Laura Gehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"An amusing and appealing way to enlist little ones in the holiday's rituals. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
Preparation and plans for a small family Seder are altered when the Sheep family of four is continually interrupted by unexpected guests who successively show up throughout the evening. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"This collection will be a welcome addition to any easy-reader collection or to the classroom science shelves, and teachers will find the individual poems useful for adding a literature component to science class. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
Fourteen "mysteries" of science are answered with lighthearted but informative rhyming poems in this upper-level easy reader first published in 1988, but freshened with new illustrations. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FANS (PART 1)
by John DeNardo

The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list. 

For fans who are avid fiction readers ...


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