Search Results: "Linda Buckley-Archer"


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THE MANY LIVES OF JOHN STONE by Linda Buckley-Archer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Good historical fiction with a paranormal twist. (Paranormal historical fiction. 12-18)"
What happens when a girl meets a man who has been alive for centuries? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"While the physics are played rather fast and loose in this concluding book, the plotting roars on as good guys battle bad guys across the centuries to a satisfying conclusion. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In 1763, young 21st-century time-travelers Kate and Peter yearn to return to their own time, and they work along with their 18th-century friends to recapture the anti-gravity machine that might take them there from the Tar Man, himself an unwilling (though native) resident of the 18th century. Read full book review >

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GIDEON THE CUTPURSE by Linda Buckley-Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"While the kids' adjustment to their new time, if reluctant, is well-nigh miraculous in its ease, the story compensates with nonstop action, appealing secondary characters and healthy dollops of humor, all of which will have readers panting for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A breathlessly paced adventure takes two modern kids back in time to England, 1763, where they must cope with such varied difficulties as 18th-century clothing and a host of implacable evildoers. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"It's a terrific middle volume in the Gideon adventure, leaving readers and characters poised for a conclusion that promises action aplenty and thought-provoking explorations of the potential havoc wreaked by time travel. (Fiction. 10+)"
Scant days after her return to the 21st century, Kate Dyer desperately wants to return to the 18th to rescue her friend and fellow time traveler Peter Schock. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD WOLF by Dosh Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Not quite as hilarious as the other initial offering in the series, Itsy Bitsy Spider, which publishes simultaneously, but an amusing take on an old story and a fast-reading, funny choice for new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Dr. Glenda (a dog) and Nurse Percy (a rooster) deal with a familiar fairy-tale villain while on duty at the hospital in this humorous Urgency Emergency! series entry for new readers. Read full book review >

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DANIEL FINDS A POEM by Micha Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A vividly illustrated, inventively told opportunity for early readers to grasp the power of language to observe, entertain, and mystify. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Collage illustrations offer early readers an introduction to the beauty of poetry through the warmhearted relationships between a young boy and the friendly animals in his local park. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"House Beautiful, Utne Reader, and 75 others. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Archer (A House Divided, 1994, etc.) offers brief biographies of four people he considers "central to the American Environmental Movement" along with succinct coverage of the history of that movement. Read full book review >

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THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A deft mix of storm stories, political shenanigans, small-town procedural stuff and some pretty shocking buried secrets. One of Joe's best."
Sweeping through Joe Gunther's Vermont, Hurricane Irene leaves a lot more damage in her wake than power outages and floods. Read full book review >

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RED HERRING by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Compassionate by nature, self-schooled to be tough when he needs to be, the sage of Brattleboro is as usual a pleasure to spend time with."
Joe Gunther (The Price of Malice, 2009, etc.) pursues a vindictive killer and pays heavily for catching him. Read full book review >

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TAG MAN by Archer Mayor
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"It's hard to imagine a more likable thief than Mayor's Tag Man—or, for that matter, a more companionable lawman than the time-and-trouble-tested Sage of Brattleboro."
Joe Gunther (Red Herring, 2010, etc.) returns in the strange case of a burglar not so much. Read full book review >

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THE DISPOSABLE MAN by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"And did."
The dead man looks Slavic, decides Lieutenant Joe Gunther, chief of detectives in Brattleboro, Vermont. Read full book review >

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OCCAM'S RAZOR by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Now maybe he'll pick up his pace a bit, addressing the sag that always seems to beset his middles."
The corpse had neither head nor hands—an outcome not really surprising when an irresistible force (speeding train) meets a highly perishable object (the human form). Read full book review >