Search Results: "Margaret Bechard"


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HANGING ON TO MAX by Margaret Bechard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

"Even so, the author should be commended for taking on a tricky topic, the demands, delights, and difficulties of being young, single, and a dad. (Fiction. 12+)"
A high-school senior copes with the challenges of taking care of a baby while trying to get a diploma and maintain a social life. Read full book review >

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SPACER AND RAT by Margaret Bechard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Above average adventure SF, lit up by a sparky cast, credible science and social engineering and homage to past greats of the genre. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Paying both direct and indirect tribute to Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein and other icons of science fiction's Golden Age, Bechard casts two young Asteroid Belt dwellers, one a stranded traveler from Earth, into a desperate flight to save a small, fabulously valuable sentient robot. Read full book review >

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MY MOM MARRIED THE PRINCIPAL by Margaret Bechard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Amusing, with no staying power. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jonah's problems in eighth grade are mostly typical: getting up the nerve to ask a girl out, figuring out what to do when she says yes, getting dumped, fitting in. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The story also makes a good vehicle for viewing love and loss, simply but thoughtfully—a good choice for children who have recently grappled with a first family death. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cousins Emily and Tory, 11, are fast friends, unlike in temperament but similar in their yearning for romance. Read full book review >

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IF IT DOESN'T KILL YOU by Margaret Bechard
Released: June 1, 1999

"Bechard (My Mom Married the Principal, 1998, etc.) is particularly good with dialogue; her characters' off-center, awkward conversations reveal a lot, while sounding clumsily authentic. (Fiction. 12-14)"
When Ben's father went to Willamette View, where Ben is starting as a freshman, he was a killer quarterback. Read full book review >

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STAR HATCHLING by Margaret Bechard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 1995

"Readers will, too. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a young human space colonist crashes on an unexplored planet inhabited by intelligent reptilian creatures, her adventures lead to some heavy duty multicultural sensitivity training from Bechard (Really No Big Deal, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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REALLY NO BIG DEAL by Margaret Bechard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"An enjoyable read. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Jonah Truman faces seventh grade with confusion about his changing feelings about girls, frustration over his short stature, and (fortunately) a wry sense of humor. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Scoop-seekers are somewhat better off with Thatcher's memoirs."
The most comprehensive and representative collection to date of the former British prime minister's landmark speeches, edited by longtime Thatcher adviser Harris. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Chronology; notes; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Fuller was a unique woman in the 19th century: a friend of Emerson and his circle, one of the first woman journalists in the US and its first ``female'' foreign correspondent; her tract, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, had a seminal influence on the early feminist movement. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Charles Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Moore will probably not change minds about the Iron Lady, but readers inclined to be as fair-minded as he will find much of interest in his account of her years in power."
British historian/writer Moore delivers the second volume in his authorized biography of the pioneering—and divisive—prime minister. Read full book review >