Search Results: "Pierre Winters"


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TRAVELING BY AIRPLANE by Pierre Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"An impressive amount of useful information in an inviting format, studded with humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everything a youngster might want to know about air travel. Read full book review >

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NO-MATTER-WHAT FRIEND by Kari-Lynn Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A bittersweet exploration of the enduring bond between a growing boy and his aging companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A touching, understated story in which a boy looks back at growing up with his faithful dog, Bud. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Columba in The Man Who Loved Books (1981). (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
In a moving tribute to the power of books and words, Winters (But Mom, Everyone Else Does, p. 1239, etc.) introduces a young backwoods child who watched "peddlers, pioneers, / politicians, traders, slaves / pass by," down the old Cumberland Trail, until "his ideas stretched. / His questions rose. / His dreams were stirred"—and he was caught with a love of learning that carried him "from the wilderness / to the White House." Read full book review >

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WHOOO'S HAUNTING THE TEENY TINY GHOST? by Kay Winters
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Munsinger's merry illustrations, overflowing with many humorous touches, contribute to this gleefully boisterous tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-06-027359-3 The timorous specter from this team's The Teeny Tiny Ghost (1998) reappears for a thrilling, hair-raising adventure. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Vintage photographs contribute to the authenticity of the atmospheric and nicely paced storytelling. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A bright young woman is caught between science and spiritualism in her quest to make sense of a world overcome with war and disease in 1918 California. Read full book review >

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Unexpected Magic by Charli Winters
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"A bold stroll through a fantasy kingdom, featuring a story of young love."
In this debut YA fantasy novel, several teenagers develop special abilities that may connect them to an ancient race of dragon-riders. Read full book review >

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Sabbatical of the Mind by David Winters
Released: July 20, 2016

"A helpful and funny book about the many benefits, spiritual and otherwise, that can come from escaping workplace stress."
A successful government employee leaves his job to find renewed interest in both life and faith. Read full book review >

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BELUGA by Pierre Béland
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Even Raffi couldn't lighten this tale of woe. (8 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"

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THE MESSENGERS OF DEATH by Pierre Magnan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"A pleasantly old-fashioned mystery thriller with quirky charm aplenty. Magnan (Death in the Truffle Wood, 2007, etc.) fashions an intricate landscape of life in a French village while weaving menace and suspense into his tapestry."
Secrets and lies lead to shockingly violent murder in a small French town. Read full book review >

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EPISODES by Pierre Delattre
Released: July 19, 1993

"Pleasurable but familiar fare that might move younger readers more than older."
Autobiography of a dharma bum, told in one-page vignettes and essays, each focusing on an epiphany of some sort. Read full book review >

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LUDMILA’S BROKEN ENGLISH by DBC Pierre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2006

"Some of the material might have generated laughs as a five-minute Saturday Night Life 'wild and crazy guys' sketch, but it quickly wears thin as a novel."
Stylistic bravura can't sustain interest in this overextended narrative with an underdeveloped plot. Read full book review >