Search Results: "Marion Dane Bauer"


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KILLING MISS KITTY AND OTHER SINS by Marion Dane Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 21, 2007

Five distinctly adult stories explore coming of age in 1950s Illinois. Read full book review >

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RUNT by Marion Dane Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"She also includes a bibliography that will lead readers to accurate information about wolves as well as fictional works that succeed far better than this one. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Runt is the name given to the smallest and last-born pup in the litter by King, his father. Read full book review >

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A QUESTION OF TRUST by Marion Dane Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"With rare insight, Bauer delineates the web of deceptions ensnaring this family in transition, setting them well on the way to unraveling it. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Once again, Bauer constructs a close-knit story explicating subtle ethical issues through a young person trying to work out his troubles in good faith, if sometimes wrongheadedly. Read full book review >

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A TASTE OF SMOKE by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Well crafted and entertaining. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Caitlin, 13, treasures the intimacy of an annual camp-out alone with her sister. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 20, 1992

"The book speaks directly to young writers, but many adults (teachers, librarians, reviewers, editors, would-be writers) will also find this sensible dissection of the storytelling process invaluable. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
An award-winning novelist (On My Honor, 1987 Newbery Honor) and experienced writing teacher cogently discusses her craft. Read full book review >

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FACE TO FACE by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

In another gripping novel about a boy forced to confront his values, the author of On My Honor (Newbery Honor, 1987) examines the role of guns in the imagination of a troubled youth. Read full book review >

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THE VERY LITTLE PRINCESS:  ROSE'S STORY by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"This early chapter book sets up the premise for Zoey's story and, more importantly, prepares children for the sometimes prickly task of growing up. (Doll fantasy. 6-9)"
Rose finds a china doll abandoned in the attic in a tale that builds on the themes found in The Velveteen Rabbit. Read full book review >

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A BEAR NAMED TROUBLE by Marion Dane Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: May 23, 2005

"A charming, deceptively simple story with special appeal for animal lovers. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Ten-year-old Jonathan is lonely, waiting for his mother and little sister to join him and his father, the new keeper at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, but no lonelier than the three-year-old brown bear whose mother has abandoned him. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE GHOST by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2005

"A welcome addition to the venerable Stepping Stone series. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Liz is trying to help her grandmother prepare the family's old log house for sale. Read full book review >

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AN EARLY WINTER by Marion Dane Bauer
Released: Aug. 23, 1999

A leaden, purposeful tale of a child encountering the reality of Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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THE DOUBLE-DIGIT CLUB by Marion Dane Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"It's a small work, with small aspirations, but what it does, it does nicely. (Fiction. 7-11)"
When nine-year-old Sarah's best friend Paige deserts her at the beginning of the summer to join the hated "Double-Digit Club"—only for those girls who have turned ten—a miserable season looms. Read full book review >

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AM I BLUE? by Marion Dane Bauer
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1994

"A book that belongs in every YA collection. (Fiction. 12+)"
When gay and lesbian adults write about their youthful struggles to come to terms with their gayness, they frequently lament that there was little in books to help them understand their sexuality and accept themselves. Read full book review >