Search Results: "Mary Fisk Pack"


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CLEOPATRA by Mary Fisk Pack
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An interesting concept poorly executed. Skip this series. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
One of six books in a series that aims to get girls interested in female historical figures. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT BLUE by Pauline Fisk
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Entrancing and substantial. (Fiction. 10+)"
Bonnie's solemn journey to an eerily similar world that holds everything she's ever yearned for—and also her worst terrors—is written with grace and pain. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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THE RED JUDGE by Pauline Fisk
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Haunting and provocative. (Fiction. YA)"
An upsetting scenario begins as realistic fiction and swirls into an old Welsh myth or a desperate dream state. Read full book review >

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GRRRLS ON THE SIDE by Carrie Pack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2017

"Like the riot-grrrl movement itself, unsubtle but full of heart. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast finds herself in the riot-grrrl scene. Read full book review >

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Second Chronicles of Illumination by C. A. Pack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"The stakes have never been higher in Pack's inventive epic."
Pack's encore batch of riveting adventures about an interdimensional library system. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 1992

"Despite occasional repetition and much melodrama, a mesmerizing peek into China's veiled backstage politics. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs; map—not seen.)"
A compelling and well-detailed biography of Kang Sheng, Mao's sadistic, Machiavellian head of secret police. Read full book review >

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The Artsy Girl—in Bronze by T. A. Pack
Released: May 22, 2014

"A fun, G-rated, feel-good launch to a series sure to please teen audiences and those who appreciate the winning combination of art and good intentions."
In this YA fiction offering, a gaggle of misfit teenagers colorfully merges art and determination with a young go-getter at the helm. Read full book review >

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"Pack's teen curators grow a bit wiser, and more lovable, in this latest volume."
In the latest volume of Pack's (Becoming Johanna, 2016, etc.) YA fantasy series, curators Johanna and Jackson try to stave off a Terrorian invasion of the interdimensional library system.

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Released: April 29, 2014

"Come for the literary sights and sounds, stay for Pack's miraculously fine-tuned imagination."
Pack's (Evangeline's Ghost, 2013, etc.) compilation includes the first five stories in a whimsical series about a library where books come to life. Read full book review >