Search Results: "Megan Shepherd"


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SHEPHERD by Richard Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"A thoughtful memoir of rams and ewes, farmers and family, life and death."
Trading his town shoes for work boots, pasture farmer Gilbert (Writing/Otterbein Univ.) contemplates nature's works and his own efforts in his chronicle of raising sheep. Read full book review >

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SHEPHERD by Julian F. Thompson
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Thompson (Simon Pure, 1987, etc.) assumes an authentic teenage voice—in turn witty, self-deprecating, and profane—that's guaranteed to involve readers in Shep's crisis of love, self-doubt, and disillusion. (Fiction 12+)"
High-school senior Shepherd Catlett—good student, good friend, good son—has a special mission. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL by Megan  Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The right readers will love this to pieces. (Historical fiction. 7-11)"
A young English World War II refugee finds magic tending the winged horses who live in the mirrors of her sanatorium. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 2016

"A thrill ride in space with new danger and intrigue around every corner. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
After a failed escape from their enclosure, Cora and her friends fight to find a way out of alien control for good in this sequel to The Cage (2015).Read full book review >

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THE CAGE by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 26, 2015

"A riff on a Twilight Zone plot unfolds into a richly drawn alien dystopian replete with romance and horror. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Six teenagers face a life of captivity in an alien-designed human zoo. Read full book review >

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A COLD LEGACY by Megan  Shepherd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Daddy issues aside, a creepy and compelling tale. (Horror. 14-18)"
The mad scientist's daughter, Juliet Moreau, must flee or fulfill her diabolical biological destiny in the ghoulish series ender. Read full book review >

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THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER by Megan  Shepherd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"An unessential but entertaining interpretation. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau, as seen through the eyes of the doctor's daughter. Read full book review >

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HER DARK CURIOSITY by Megan  Shepherd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"Secrets and mad scientists offer a gory gothic adventure. (Gothic thriller. 14 & up)"
Juliet Moreau struggles with monsters, morals and family tragedy in this moving, if melodramatic sequel (The Madman's Daughter, 2013). Read full book review >

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"Lively writing and flashes of wit make it easy to accompany Needham along the predictable narrative path from new dog owner coping with a crazy pup to proud owner of an obedient dog."
A cat-loving neurotic struggles to raise an unruly German shepherd pup in Needham's debut "dogoir." Read full book review >

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Released: April 19, 2013

"A dependable though parochial reference for leaders looking to safely shepherd their flocks."
Ololo (The Quest for Distinction, 2013) offers leadership advice based on a God-oriented approach to life and business. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by "Brother"—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SHEPHERD by Bijou Le Tord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Delicate, carefully designed watercolors reflect the sweet, quiet tone. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
In The Deep Blue Sea (1990), Le Tord accompanied a poetic retelling of the Creation in Genesis with lovely, understated illustrations; here, in a similar style, a beloved psalm is paraphrased in simple language that gently prompts a fresh look at its meaning (``even if I walk in the night I will not be afraid or be hurt because, Lord, You are with me and I feel reassured''). Read full book review >