Search Results: "Mollie Hosmer-Dillard"


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THE SECRET OF THE TWELFTH CONTINENT by Antonia Michaelis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Facile, but well-stocked with tiny people, odd little twists and narrow squeaks. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A foundling with anger issues takes on a sentient island with the same problem in this loosely linked sequel to The Secret Room (2012). Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY WARREN SAVES THE DAY by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The jokes and the line drawings of chickens are all charming, but even more important: We finally have an answer to 'Why did the chicken cross the road?' (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
Any philosophical questions readers ever had about chickens are addressed in this graphic novel. Read full book review >

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MOUSE SCOUTS by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Strong characters plus lots of laughs make this a welcome series for new readers, who will look forward to reading about all 16 badges. (Animal fantasy. 7-10)"
Best friends Tigerlily and Violet earn merit badges and develop their leadership skills as newly minted Acorn Scouts. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ROYAL by Mollie Hardwick
Released: March 21, 1989

Again, Hardwick is writing about 16th-century, pre-Elizabethan England, and, here, about some historical characters who surely are related to Eleanore Carey and her brother Harry, featured in The Crystal Dove (1983), since they must be kin to the Boleyn bunch whom we meet now. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMING DAMOZEL by Mollie Hardwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 1991

"A murky, contrived plot: Rodney's esoteric literary rambles and a heap of Rossetti-love add up to qualified joy for Hardwick fans, qualifed ennui for others."
Things aren't too cheerful or prosperous at Bell House, the Abbotsburne home of the Chelmarshes — part-time pastor Rodney and his delicate, antique dealer wife Doran (Malice Domestic, etc.), who's depressed in the wake of a miscarriage and by ex-partner Howell's move to a lucrative London job. Read full book review >

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A STRANGER CAME ASHORE by Mollie Hunter
Released: Oct. 1, 1975

"The final struggle comes on the magical Up Helly Aa, the last night of the Christmas season, with Robbie dodging the shadows of spirit trows whose night it is to roam, Nicol assuming a superhuman strength derived from his role and guise in the ancient celebration, and Finn Learson turning withered, twisted and very old before their eyes in a scene that will make yours stare."
Hunker down by the fire now and hear Mollie Hunter tell of the stormy Shetland night that brought a stranger ashore and into the Henderson cottage. Read full book review >

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The Panther Mountain Conspiracy by Dean Hosmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A brisk but assertive tale, with plenty of spies, killers, and double-crossings to satiate readers."
In Hosmer's debut thriller, American and Canadian law enforcement agents search for a physicist whose disappearance may be related to a weapons system he's developing. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 13, 1982

"Still: a collection of meditations like polished stones-painstakingly worded, tough-minded yet partial to Mystery, and peerless when it comes to injecting larger resonances into the natural world."
Again, combining metaphorical leaps with side-of-the-mouth aphorisms and plain-song, Dillard celebrates moments of spiritual comfort and unease—not in sustained meditations here (as in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek or Holy the Firm), but in a variety of encounters with animals, stars, vegetation, and people. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAY AT ZOO SCHOOL by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Can opposites be friends? Yes, but real friendship is not the one-way street depicted here. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dillard explores friendship between two opposites. Read full book review >

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HER FATHER’S DAUGHTER by Mollie Poupeney
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Whew! (Fiction. YA)"
As her father's favorite, seven-year-old Maggie Morrison lords it over her older brother. Read full book review >