Search Results: "Polly Farquharson"


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THE GREEN LINE by Polly Farquharson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping this will inspire many parents and children to follow suit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A refreshingly new look at a walk in the park relates in a child's voice all the important things a mother and child saw and did on their day out: "In the park…I ran and ran / and went roly-poly / all the way / down the hill!" 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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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 >

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UNTIL IT HURTS by Polly Whitney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"199; of the genre."
It must hurt plenty, too, since the postmortem on the New York Knicks' star center Archibald Tyrone (``Big Chill'') Read full book review >

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A BAD BRIDE’S TALE by Polly Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Lively look at commitment and love, in need of a luminous set of heroines."
Batch of 30-something Brits wrestle with the question of marriage. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH A PART OF YOU by Polly Dugan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Not surprisingly, Dugan is at work on a novel, which readers will eagerly anticipate after reading this promising collection."
A debut collection that could practically pass for a novel; almost all the stories feature members of a single family through three generations, focusing on Anna Riley as she grows from childhood equestrienne to wife and mother. Read full book review >