Search Results: "Pam Bachorz"


BOOK REVIEW

DROUGHT by Pam Bachorz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"An intriguing story with depth, but its success will depend on individual taste. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In this lengthy, imaginative science-fiction tale, a girl is driven to escape an isolated commune in upstate New York that's been frozen in time since 1812. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANDOR by Pam Bachorz
FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Despite the unsuccessful romantic element, overall it's a well-reasoned, creepily possible first novel. (Science fiction. YA)"
Everyone is on-message in Candor, Fla. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THORNHILL by Pam Smy
Kirkus Star
by Pam Smy, illustrated by Pam Smy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Beautiful, moody, sad, and spooky—all at once. (Horror/graphic hybrid. 10-adult)"
Decades after the tragedy at and closure of gothic Thornhill Institute, a new girl in town is drawn into its story. Read full book review >

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BLUE WILLOW by Pam Conrad
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Gallagher's artwork is lovely, crowded with incidentals from the story and setting; the faces are animated, sometimes peeking out at readers, and inviting them into the substantial text. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The 18th-century "blue willow" pattern, with its teahouse, hump-backed bridge, and willow tree, has inspired storytellers to shape a tale about the design's origins; here the fundamental elements of the story combine in Conrad's tale of love and loss. Read full book review >

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STONEWORDS by Pam Conrad
Released: March 25, 1990

"A satisfying thriller."
A 20th-century child intervenes in a 19th-century tragedy involving the ghost who has been her frequent companion and friend. Read full book review >

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TAKING THE FERRY HOME by Pam Conrad
Released: July 1, 1988

"Although there is much more here that has been well worked over in other YA novels, Conrad's well-rounded characters and skillful style lend fresh insight to the story, which is moving and memorable."
As she did in Prairie Songs and What I Did for Roman, Conrad deals again with a character who is finally revealed to be profoundly disturbed; here, however, by using Simone as one of two narrators, she takes the reader within the troubled psyche, creating an enriched, more thought-provoking personality. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The author doesn't always search far enough for the reason why smart women behave like dishrags—but most of these stories are fine things from a writer one hopes will come up with a novel before too many suns sink in the West."
``...I should know better, but I love it when he calls me baby.'' That about sums up the sentiment running through these fresh, highly crafted, image-packed stories by the debuting Houston. Read full book review >

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WHAT I DID FOR ROMAN by Pam Conrad
Released: April 1, 1987

"Darcie's final escape from what has become an evil spell is heart-stopping."
Darcie, 16, seeks her father, Paul, and is befriended by handsome, intriguing Roman during a summer that climaxes with a startling tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STONECUTTER by Pam Newton
Released: Oct. 16, 1990

Like Grimm's fisherman's wife, when the stonecutter is miraculously transformed he yearns for more and more elevated positions; unlike her, his wishes take him full circle so that he ends as he began, but now content. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL TODAY by Pam Fluttert
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A solid cautionary tale. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The realities of child sexual abuse, told from the victim's point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A wild adventure, with many quirky characters, this series is living up to its expectations. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a second adventure after The Trimoni Twins and the Changing Coin (2004), Beezel and Mimi, identical and magical twins, travel with their tutor to Amsterdam to investigate strange messages from their Uncle Hoogaboom. Read full book review >

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THE TUB PEOPLE'S CHRISTMAS by Pam Conrad
Released: Oct. 31, 1999

"An intimate alternative for those too young (or disinclined) to board The Polar Express. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Fans of The Tub People (1989) will welcome their return for a third gnomic drama. Read full book review >