Search Results: "Lenore Appelhans"


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CHASING BEFORE by Lenore Appelhans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Fans will not lose interest. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This second book in the Memory Chronicles series continues the story of a girl in the afterlife trying to fight evil angels as she desperately seeks her own stolen memories. Read full book review >

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MEMORY OF AFTER by Lenore Appelhans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An absorbing, sensitive read. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
This imaginative debut brings conflict to the afterlife, focusing on a war between humans and angels. Read full book review >

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WATERWOMAN by Lenore Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Tries hard but fails to tell a different story of thwarted passions and family obligations."
A first novel breathlessly celebrates an unusual heroine—she works the waters of the Chesapeake Bay—in an unconvincing story of sibling rivalries that have fatal consequences. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY SPRINGS by Lenore Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Unerring eye for 1950s detail lifts this soap-operatic story above the ordinary, even if the plot springs are a bit too visible."
Teenager grows up fast in small Florida town—and then the plot really takes off in Hart's second outing (after Waterwoman, 2002). Read full book review >

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BECKY by Lenore Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"As characterized here, Becky doesn't earn the equal time she clamors for."
A supporting character in Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer gets her own novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1999

"Falling short as a user-friendly how-to book for nonplayers, Terr's text, with its research summaries and bibliographical notes, seems more aimed at her professional colleagues than at the general reader."
A rambling essay from a clinical child psychiatrist on the significance of play in the lives of adults. Read full book review >

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KING OF THE GYPSIES by Lenore Myka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"While the stories in this collection can be hit or miss, those that succeed are well-imagined and richly textured."
Myka's fiction debut is a collection of short stories set in Romania about the complications that arise—in suburban homes and in brothels, among families, friends, and lovers—when Romanian and Western cultures collide. Read full book review >

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ALVIN HO by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Pack your bags and prepare to fly. (glossary) (Fiction. 6-10)"
Alvin Ho is at it again. Allergic to everything and all things girly, this 7-1/2-year-old worrywart hops a continent to visit relatives in Beijing. Is China ready for Alvin? Read full book review >

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RUBY LU, BRAVE AND TRUE by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Hooray for Ruby Lu: she can ably join Hurwitz's Russell and Elisa, McGovern's Julian, and Cleary's Ramona on the shelves of excellent series fiction for new chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Welcome Ruby Lu! Read full book review >

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HENRY’S FIRST-MOON BIRTHDAY by Lenore Look
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Bright, colorful, busy, and jumpy (just like real life in any happy household with a healthy newborn), this story will be of special interest to Chinese-American families and to parents of adopted Chinese children, but has universal appeal. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Baby Henry is celebrating his one-month birthday, with everyone in his Chinese-American family making extensive preparations for the festivities, especially his big sister, Jenny, and their grandmother, Gnin-Gnin. Read full book review >

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CHICK-O-SAURUS REX by Lenore Jennewein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Hot as the 'bully' topic may be, this has nothing to offer on it aside from facile wish fulfillment. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Inspired by his dinosaur ancestry, a small chick drives off a wolf and so turns bullies into friends in this bland episode. Read full book review >