Search Results: "Lucretia Hale"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCRETIA MOTT by Jennifer Bryant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Useful. (b&w photos, not seen, bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
Mott may be best known as one of the founders of the women's movement, but she really spent most of her life fighting for the abolition of slavery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2008

"Phelps provides useful perspective on 18th-century mores that made spies like Hale initially reviled by both sides, but his narrative could use more depth."
A new look at the Connecticut preacher's son who became an icon of patriotic sacrifice. Read full book review >

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THE PETERKINS’ CHRISTMAS by Lucretia Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2010

"The quietly humorous story focuses on the daughter of the family, Elizabeth Eliza, and includes excerpts from her letters to the Lady from Philadelphia (who is always mysteriously there with the obvious answer), set off in italics to distinguish them from the third-person text. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This adapted excerpt from the 19th-century classic The Peterkin Papers focuses on the foolish family's preparations for Christmas, with the specific problems of a Christmas tree that's too tall for the parlor, a lack of proper decorations for such a huge tree, and a piano that can be played only through an open window. Read full book review >

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THE SALVATION OF MISS LUCRETIA by Ted M.  Dunagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"A preachy, condescending tone makes this one a disappointing episode in an otherwise successful series. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Set in rural Alabama in 1949, this is another episode in the adventures of two young boys, Ted and Poudlum, who have forged a friendship across the racial divide (Trouble on the Tombigbee, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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Yonni Hale and the Cosmic Wind by Rajah Hill
Released: Feb. 17, 2014

"Slow pace holds back this tale of a spunky young heroine."
In this YA novel, a young girl from Kansas begins to realize she has a special destiny involving the winds. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF THE THIRD LUCRETIA by Susan Runholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2008

"Readers will no doubt look forward to reading more adventures of these teen detectives. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Mystery fans will enjoy this clever, engaging story of two girlfriends drawn into a dangerous puzzle involving international art fraud and murder. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS by Judith Kaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; index. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the Pioneers in Health and Medicine series, a useful replacement for Lillie Patterson's Sure Hands, Strong Heart (1981) and other out-of-print biographies that Kaye lists ``For Further Reading.'' Credited with the first successful heart operation (in 1893; the patient lived another 50 years), the African-American surgeon (1856-1931) was also a gifted teacher, founder of Chicago's Provident Hospital (open to all), and an important force in opening the medical profession to black nurses and physicians. Read full book review >

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RULES OF THE UNIVERSE BY AUSTIN W. HALE by Robin Vaupel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The science doesn't explain it, and while the philosophical arguments about the rules of the universe both amuse and entice, the message never becomes fully clear. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this not-quite-science-fiction novel that plays with the many facets of the life cycle with gentle wit, a 13-year-old budding scientist comes across a mysterious star-like object that can reverse or accelerate the aging process in plants and animals. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTSPINNERS by Lucretia Grindle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2003

"A well-fashioned if unsurprising tale of psychological terror."
British author Grindle debuts in hardcover with this slow-to-ignite, if serviceably suspenseful, tale about twin sisters who grow up in rural Georgia sharing a telepathic kinship and the same besotted serial killer. Read full book review >

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VILLA TRISTE by Lucretia Grindle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Grindle's book is a good modern-day mystery, a very good historical narrative and an excellent combination of the two."
Grindle (The Lost Daughter, 2012, etc.) combines a contemporary mystery with historical fiction in her captivating narrative about Italian partisans in World War II and a modern-day police inspector determined to uncover certain truths. Read full book review >

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SQUIRREL MEETS WORLD by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite a rough start, Doreen's story offers a heroine it's easy to go nuts over. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A middle-grade origin story for Squirrel Girl, one of Marvel Comics' wackiest superheroes. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE WERE-HYENA by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A series kickoff with a promising mix of chills and chortles. (Light horror. 8-10)"
Monterrosa seems like an ordinary small town—until a resident is bitten by a strange-looking dog one night while taking a stroll past the graveyard. Read full book review >