Search Results: "Peg Tyre"


BOOK REVIEW

IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by Peg Tyre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Kate Murray and John Finn are as interesting as ever, but this time around, the obstacles to their blissful fadeout aren't."
A drug bust that goes bad—two guys are dead, a cop and an unarmed seller—once again brings together crime reporter Kate Murray and her ex-lover John Finn, NYPD Narcotics, when they meet over the bodies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"This is not an indictment of teachers, but rather an eye-opening tool for parental involvement."
Award-winning journalist Tyre (Journalism/Columbia Univ.; The Trouble With Boys, 2009, etc.) adds new perspective to the depressing state of American education with real-world lessons for parents. Read full book review >

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STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT by Peg Tyre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Newsday reporter Tyre's first novel shores up its turbulent romance with angry intensity on the details of big-city crime and a compelling account of the deepest obsession of police officers and crime reporters: staying employed and, if possible, alive."
New York Daily Herald crime reporter Kate Murray is on probation after misidentifying a drug-dealing murder victim as Harvard-bound; NYPD Detective John Finn has terrors of his own after narrowly escaping a fatal shooting (``Nothing else looked right to him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An inspiring personal story, but unfortunately, the author relegates his pioneering new methods to a short epilogue."
A "memoir and a manifesto" by the co-chair of the Harvard Graduate School Institute Connecting Mind, Brain and Education, who references his own experiences as a high school dropout to make the case for a much-needed learning revolution. Read full book review >

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SQUARE PEG by Orrin Hatch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"As well as sincere fidelity to the right wing, this introduction to the political arts is characterized by straightforwardness and considerable wit. No ghostwriter indicated."
A member of America's most exclusive club offers an earnest view from a career of public service. Read full book review >

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PEG LEG PEKE by Brie Spangler
ADVENTURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Pair this with Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006) for a look at the fun of creative play to lift anyone's spirit, even someone with a broken paw. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even though the sweet Pekingese has a boo-boo, he still has ample use of his imagination. Read full book review >

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PEG AND THE WHALE by Kenneth Oppel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Fans of Edward C. Day's John Tabor's Ride (1989), or Alexis O'Neill's Loud Emily (1998), will delight in this new nautical yarn. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Pushing seven and eager to make something of herself, a strapping young salt leaves her parents' fishing boat to sign on with a disreputable crew of whale hunters. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST’S GRAVE by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Easy to booktalk, this is a solidly plotted ghost story for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Josh expected his summer with an elderly relative in Carbon City, Wash. to be utterly boring. Read full book review >

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HORROR AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE by Peg Kehret
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Light, but with many simple, deft touches. (Fiction. 9+)"
A small, sturdy ghost-story featuring characters introduced in Terror at the Zoo (1992). Read full book review >

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STOLEN CHILDREN by Peg Kehret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A sure hit for the intended audience. (Thriller. 9-11)"
Already feeling responsible for her father's recent death, 14-year-old Amy takes a babysitting job for wealthy Mrs. Edgerton, and right off the bat she and her three-year-old charge Kendra are kidnapped. Read full book review >

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FIVE PAGES A DAY by Peg Kehret
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Readers will come to know and like this writer through this engaging, genial account and will want to get those novels they haven't yet read. (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
"I've never survived an avalanche or been shipwrecked off the coast of Africa or been abducted by a deranged arsonist. I haven't traveled back in time or seen a ghost or been arrested for shoplifting." Read full book review >

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SAVING LILLY by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"With only occasional lapses in believability, this story entertains and informs as it highlights the darker side of animal entertainment. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At first a class trip to the Glitter Tent Circus seems exciting, but as Erin and David complete the research for their project about animal abuse, they realize they must do something to stop the field trip and see if they can make a difference in the life of Lilly, a mistreated elephant. Read full book review >