Search Results: "Polly Morland"


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THE SOCIETY OF TIMID SOULS by Polly  Morland
NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2013

"An entertaining and occasionally inspiring look at a surprisingly slippery subject."
A celebration of one of humankind's rarest and most valuable virtues: bravery. Read full book review >

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DOG BLUE by Polly Dunbar
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Blue looks on. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dunbar gives the tried-and-true Boy Meets Dog story an engaging twist or two. Read full book review >

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MILES AWAY by Miles Morland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"In its way, more charming than Peter Mayle, and certainly not to be missed if you plan a hike through southern France. (Map)"
Warmhearted, lightly humorous, food-strewn story of the author's walking trip across France with his wife. Read full book review >

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COUNTING CHICKENS by Polly Alakija
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A fine additional to the counting-book shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tobi's patience is rewarded in this picture book set in an African village. Read full book review >

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FLYAWAY KATIE by Polly Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Exuberant, to say the least. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A joyous cure for a case of the doldrums. Read full book review >

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ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Several cuts above the usual fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends experience confusion in love in this nifty little spin on Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

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THE CANNING SEASON by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2003

"Once again Horvath displays a genius for creating multigenerational, interestingly extended families, and for blending high and low comedy into a tale rife with important themes and life-changing events. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Horvath tops even Everything on a Waffle (2001) with this hilarious, heartrending tale of two unwanted children left with a pair of eccentric old ladies. Read full book review >

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THE WELLS BEQUEST by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A clever, sparky adventure made of science fiction, philosophy and humor. (author's note, librarian's note) (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
In this stand-alone companion to The Grimm Legacy (2010), the most extraordinary library in the world makes physical impossibilities possible. Read full book review >

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ONE YEAR IN COAL HARBOR by Polly Horvath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Ever respectful of the capacity of her audience to comprehend the big words and concepts she deals in, the author delivers a gothic tragicomedy that is both a worthy sequel and as able as Primrose to stand on its own. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One year after the events of Newbery Honor-winning Everything on a Waffle (2001), Primrose Squarp returns, no longer orphaned but just as determined to make everything turn out right. Read full book review >

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UNTIL DEATH by Polly Whitney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 1994

"Martin's stalwart, Michael Bowen."
Minutes before the scheduled 6:00 a.m. broadcast of Morning Watch, anchor Concepci¢n Candela, is found dead on the set—and whodunit is the least of the mysteries for Morning Watch director Abby Abagnarro and his ex-wife Mary (``Ike'') Read full book review >