Search Results: "Pauline Mortensen"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR COLORS WITH LILY AND MILO by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"These lovable characters in simple, recognizable scenes will easily engage toddlers in basic language development. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Lily, a bunny, and Milo, a mouse, have fun identifying colors throughout their playtime. Read full book review >

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IN THE TREES, HONEY BEES by Lori Mortensen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Show this entry in the Sharing Nature with Children series to young budding naturalists but be prepared for their questions. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Simple rhymes and striking full-bleed illustrations introduce the daily lives of honeybees to very young readers and listeners. 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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THE DEAD DO NOT PRAISE by Pauline Bell
Released: Dec. 9, 1993

"Oswald's, 1992) has come up with another low- octane cozy that won't keep anyone reading past bedtime."
Within an hour of headmistress Sarah Bland's bludgeoning death, Detective Constable Benedict Mitchell and his colleagues have narrowed the field of suspects from 850 members of the Heath Lees Comprehensive School down to eight. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN’S WHARF by Pauline Rowson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Rowson turns out an exemplary procedural with the requisite plot twists, double-crosses and all loose ends tied up neatly in a sailor's knot."
Crank phone calls and a break-in at a nursing home are more sinister than they first seem to DI Andy Horton (The Suffocating Sea, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 1997

"Arguably, the best book ever written on the Declaration of Independence. (First printing of 30,000)"

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"A debut diet book with an effective method and a warm heart."
A down-to-earth approach to weight loss that begins with loving oneself. Read full book review >

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DEATH LIES BENEATH by Pauline Rowson
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Horton's 10th is a treat for fans of the puzzle-box mystery."
A convict's death triggers an ever-expanding investigation for DI Andy Horton (A Killing Coast, 2012, etc.) of the Portsmouth CID. Read full book review >

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FATAL CATCH by Pauline Rowson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"The low-concept procedural, cluttered with nondescript suspects and forgettable clues, is little more than a distraction from Horton's continuing quest into his mother's disappearance. Pray that he solves the mystery before it undermines any more of his present-day cases."
Will an unsavory catch by a pair of Portsmouth fishermen be enough to take DI Andy Horton's mind off his mother's disappearance 30 years ago? Don't bet on it. Read full book review >

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OHIO THUNDER by Denise Dowling Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A nice snapshot of modern rural life, this will be a great addition to storytimes on weather and farms. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Hazy heat, / sweaty brow. / Dusty field, / tractor plow. / Dark horizon, / speckled sky. / Cornstalks rustle, / blackbirds fly." Read full book review >