Search Results: "Marcella Pixley"


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WITHOUT TESS by Marcella Pixley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Pixley (Freak, 2007) once again plumbs the emotional depths of a tough subject with sensitivity and insight into the complexities of human nature and sibling bonds. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tess' drowning five years ago weighs heavily on sister Lizzie, who, at 15, struggles with her feelings of guilt and betrayal for not doing enough to save Tess from herself. Read full book review >

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FREAK by Marcella Pixley
FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Stunning. (Fiction. 12-15)"
An expertly—and lovingly—narrated story about girls and bullying is told by the novel's main character Miriam Fisher. Read full book review >

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The Sugar Witch Switch by Marcella Ricker
Released: April 17, 2014

"Charming resource for parents looking for a way to allow their kids to celebrate Halloween without becoming indebted to the dentist."
A debut Halloween picture book that ends with a tricky treat. Read full book review >

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Heaven and Nature Speak by Marcella Martyn

"A woman's vivid, personal account of the real world's interactions with the spirit realm."
A chorus of spirits discusses the deeper nature of reality with a medium. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"The graphic-novel format and very brief text, followed by a longer section of more in-depth information on anger, is likely to make this effort an easy sell to young teen readers. (Self-help graphic novel. 9-15)"
In a self-help graphic novel, angry Ernie, called "Erupto" by his friends, receives some counseling on anger management. Read full book review >

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Uncle Earl's Doggies by Walter J. Schenck Jr.
Released: June 13, 2014

"A touching tribute to a dog lover and all sorts of canines."
A lyrical ode to man's best friend, complete with hand-drawn depictions of a wide range of breeds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

"The bibliography offers a fine selection of fiction, nonfiction, and Web sites for young readers. (foreword, introduction, timeline, glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
These stories of the American Revolution have "imagined young people into many of the key incidents of the era." Read full book review >

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Missing Girls by Larry Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2015

"A dynamic novel about justice, betrayal, and the attachment that we feel to our darkest stories."
Crane's (Baghdad on the Wabash, 2013, etc.) novel uses true-crime fact to fuel tense, emotional fiction. Read full book review >

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THE SWIMMING POOL by Holly LeCraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2010

"Whether open or suppressed, passion rules events, but this is not a murder mystery; instead LeCraw reveals the complex moral and psychological mystery within all relationships."
LeCraw's remarkably confident first novel begins seven years after an unsolved murder and explores the ripple effect both of decisions that may have caused the murder and its aftermath. Read full book review >