Search Results: "Phyllis Reynolds Naylor"


BOOK REVIEW

BLIZZARD’S WAKE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A nice addition to this Newbery winner's body of work. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Kate Sterling is alone in her house as the great blizzard of 1941 rages around her. Read full book review >

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ALICE ALONE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Her fans will welcome her back while new readers are in for a treat. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this 13th book about Alice (The Grooming of Alice, 2000, etc.), her romance with Patrick hits rocky ground, depicted in the gently realistic, often humorous, style that characterizes the series. Read full book review >

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SHILOH SEASON by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Still, readers will find Marty's anxiety, and his love for Shiloh, engrossingly genuine. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Seeing Judd Travers illegally shoot a deer gave Marty Preston the leverage he needed to win ownership of an abused dog in Naylor's Shiloh (1991); now Judd has taken to drink and become even more trigger-happy than before, and Marty frets that the man will declare open season on Shiloh out of spite. Read full book review >

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THE BOYS START THE WAR by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Not here—a sequel is promised. (Fiction. 10-12)"
It's not the Hatfields vs. the McCoys, but a feud nonetheless when the four Harfield brothers square off against their new neighbors, the Malloy sisters. Read full book review >

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MAUDIE IN THE MIDDLE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1988

"Although not outstanding, the attention to period detail and Maudie's fierce strength of character give the story some merit."
A slight but vivid account of life in rural Iowa in the early 1900's, written by a prolific author and her mother. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1987

"This should be popular."
Out to win the annual essay prize (subject: conservation), Andy devises three protein-rich recipes with unusual ingredients. Read full book review >

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WITCH WATER by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 1977

"Readers who doubted the circumstantial evidence of the earlier book will have a hard time explaining this one."
Lynn Morley's older sister Judith seems to have recovered from her brush with black magic (Witch's Sister, 1975), but now old Mrs. Tuggle is out to get Lynn's suggestible friend "Mouse" Beasley into her power. Read full book review >

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ALICE ON BOARD by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 22, 2012

"Readers who have been along with Alice on her journey from the start will enjoy this latest installment in a reliable series as it begins to wind down. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Alice and her friends take summer jobs aboard a cruise ship on the Chesapeake Bay following graduation. Read full book review >

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CRICKET MAN by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Issues such as student privacy, depression and teen pregnancy are addressed, and while this is not one of Naylor's major works, it is still engaging, pertinent and a good choice for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kenny Sykes is new to the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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ALICE ON HER WAY by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: June 1, 2005

"The 17th installment in the series, and more than twice as long as the first, this will be most satisfying to readers already familiar with the cast of characters and involved in Alice's ups and downs, which echo the lives of many teenage girls. (Fiction. 13+)"
Alice has come a long ways since The Agony of Alice (1985) introduced her as a sixth-grader. Read full book review >

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SIMPLY ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"They may not be pleased, however, with the cover photograph of a too-young-looking girl that isn't likely to match the image of Alice they've created for themselves over the years. (Fiction. 11-15)"
The 14th in a series finds Alice (Alice Alone, 2001, etc.) almost overwhelmed by the busy second half of ninth grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A disappointing effort from a usually dependable author. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In this third of a series, Marco, Polo, and the other feline members of the Club of Mysteries take it upon themselves to protect the much-loved Carlotta's five kittens from the dangers posed by both four-legged and two-legged predators, and to teach the kittens the skills they will need to survive in the cold, cruel world. Read full book review >