Search Results: "Mandy Hager"


BOOK REVIEW

MANDY by Barbara D. Booth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"LaMarche's rather formal realistic art is well crafted; portraits of the two characters are especially perceptive and appealing. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In her first book, Booth tells a realistic story about a deaf child's day with her widowed grandmother. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"In this conclusion, coarseness is used as a substitute for realism, despair as a substitute for character growth: skip. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 15-17)"
The Blood of the Lamb trilogy concludes. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILDERNESS by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Though the focus too often shifts from Maryam's quest to differentiating good white people from bad, ultimately this dystopia will please fans of the genre and leave them awaiting Maryam's trilogy-ending heroics. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 13-16)"
Volume 2 of any post-apocalyptic series is the epic journey from frying pan to fire, and Maryam's harrowing adventure delivers. Read full book review >

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THE CROSSING by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"This trilogy opener will be just the thing for those readers still hungry for dystopias. (Dystopian romance. 13-16)"
Post-apocalyptic religious exploitation in Micronesia forms the theme of this dystopia. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH by Mandy Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Harmless wish-fulfillment for romance fans. (Romance. 12-18)"
A Cinderella story set near modern-day Seattle brings a poor girl together with a handsome, uber-rich, famous guy. Read full book review >

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FLEA CIRCUS by Mandy Keifetz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A tour de force."
Tim Acree, Brooklyn barkeep's boy, merchant sailor, entomologist, aka Professor Aloysius, flea-circus ringmaster, lies dead, a suicide, at the bottom of a tenement air shaft. And Isabelle Oystershifl mourns. Read full book review >

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HOP ALONG BOO, TIME FOR BED by Mandy Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A snooze. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lullaby sends Belle and her stuffed bunny, Boo, off to sleep. Read full book review >

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LETTICE, THE DANCING RABBIT by Mandy Stanley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Let us hope so. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Lettice is a pale-gray bunny ballerina who wears pink slippers and a hair bow with sparkly glitter on the cover of this sweet (some might say saccharine) story, its charming illustrations in pretty pastels complemented by perky pink-checked endpapers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Sometimes dense but always engaging account of how the path to freedom was paved, in part, with written words."
Hager (English and American Studies/Trinity Coll.) debuts with an examination of the emerging literacy of slaves and former slaves in the decades around the Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE CARRIER by Jean Hager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1996

"Not one of Hager's better efforts. (Author tour)"
Police Chief Mitch Bushyhead of Buckskin, Oklahoma, has another murder on his hands (Ghostland, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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SEVEN BLACK STONES by Jean Hager
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 1995

"While the chilly disharmonies of failing marriages get sensitive treatment here, the rough-hewn, undermotivated murder plot fares less well."
Handsome, convivial construction worker Ed Whitekiller, living on the outskirts of Tahlequah, Okla., is out of work and has just concluded his latest extramarital affair when he's found by Maggie, his 14-year-old daughter, in their garage—dead of carbon-monoxide poisoning. Read full book review >