Search Results: "Penny Blubaugh"


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BLOOD AND FLOWERS by Penny Blubaugh
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"While the denouement feels anticlimactic, atmospheric language, arresting 'culture mash-up,' unique characters, an alluring overlap of fantasy and reality and strong themes of family and friendship create a provocative read. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
As in Serendipity Market (2009), Blubaugh blends the magical and mundane into an original fantasy, told here by an 18-year-old who finds a home among an eclectic group of human and faerie folk. Read full book review >

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SERENDIPITY MARKET by Penny Blubaugh
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Together they offer memorable storytellers, magical tales and marvelous language that should indeed help balance the world. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this debut storytelling tour de force, Blubaugh repackages familiar folk- and fairy-tale themes with contemporary verve and wit. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ROCKET! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Combining the popular topics of space and dinosaurs is a surefire recipe for a storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dale continues to put dinos in situations sure to attract preschoolers' attention. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 2011

"This thoughtful portrayal of two complex women is further enhanced by comprehensive backmatter, making this an invaluable addition to the literature of suffrage. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Two of the most iconic figures in women's history were linked in deep friendship as well as commitment to the most contentious causes in 19th-century America: antislavery and woman suffrage. Read full book review >

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Released: April 24, 1989

An impassioned, thorough, thoroughly predictable polemic that blasts Vatican traditionalism while saluting liberal Catholic currents in North and Latin America. Read full book review >

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THE BRUTAL TELLING by Louise Penny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

Chief Inspector Gamache of the Canadian Sûreté is again called to restore order to the tiny Quebecois hamlet of Three Pines. Read full book review >

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MY MOTHER WAS NUTS by Penny Marshall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Bold and irrepressibly sassy."
Actress, producer and director Marshall's frank and funny memoir about the path that led her from an ordinary childhood in New York City to Hollywood stardom. Read full book review >

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GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will leave you breathless. It's Three Pines as you have never seen it before."
A dark, still figure, wearing long black robes and a hood, appears on the charming village green of Three Pines, a small Québec town; though at first it seems scary but harmless, it turns out to be something much more sinister. Read full book review >

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RABBIT PIE by Penny Ives
by Penny Ives, illustrated by Penny Ives
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"While the bedtime-as-recipe contrivance may be a little sophisticated for toddlers, the cozy charm within these pages makes for a comforting lap read. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A bunny mama helps her six children get ready for bedtime in this British import that was originally published as a full-size picture book. Read full book review >

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A BIG TRIP FOR THE MORRISONS by Penny Carter
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations work exceptionally well together; observant readers will find plenty of details to tickle them: the flying saucer taking off at the airport, an alligator-shaped Statue of Liberty, and more. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The Morrisons, a family of friendly alligators (A New House for the Morrisons, 1993) are back, and this time they're off on a world tour. Read full book review >

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MRS. SANTA CLAUS by Penny Ives
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Predictable role reversal, but done with affection and lively good humor that make it one of the holiday season's more appealing new offerings. (Picture book. 4-8)"