Search Results: "Rachel Neumeier"


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THE CITY IN THE LAKE by Rachel Neumeier
FANTASY
Released: July 8, 2008

"Inconsistently paced, but thoughtful and lovely. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A lyrical fantasy weaves several threads and layers together. Read full book review >

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THE KEEPER OF THE MIST by Rachel Neumeier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"Overall, an enchanting fantasy treat. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
When a land concealed by blood magic can choose its own ruler, sometimes it selects a well-bred guy—and sometimes it anoints an unassuming working-class girl able to walk the line of diplomacy and defense while whipping up one mean layer cake. Read full book review >

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THE FLOATING ISLANDS by Rachel Neumeier
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

Intelligent, richly detailed fantasy featuring two young cousins battered by losses, personal passions and larger events. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ROAD OF THE MOON by Rachel Neumeier
Released: March 14, 2017

"A richly rewarding stand-alone story evoking far more color than its titular tint might suggest.(Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Meridy Turiyn's black eyes and dark skin tell every small, fair-skinned mind in Tikiy-by-the-Water what they need to know—she's inherited the eyes of a witch from her late mother and dark complexion from an unnamed Southern father. In short: outcast. Read full book review >

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HOPE by David A Neumeier
Released: April 2, 2015

"A bright fish tale that young readers will enjoy, even if unnerving truths about conflict lurk below its surface."
A story of a little fish who learns important lessons about bravery, tolerance, and community with the help of a loving father. Read full book review >

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LOVE MONSTER AND THE LAST CHOCOLATE by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A treat to be savored—and a lesson learned—any time of year. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The surprised recipient of a box of chocolates agonizes over whether to eat the whole box himself or share with his friends. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A TREE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A read-aloud, sing-along delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The East African savanna forms the backdrop for this appealing version of a familiar American cumulative song. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL by Rachel Isadora
adapted by Rachel Isadora, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not a first purchase, but useful in comparing renditions to incorporate a multicultural aspect. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your dreads! Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"These hands work hard, play joyfully and definitely hold a lot of love. (map, author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Grandmother Lenia lifts the heavy pestle to pound the rice, and the rhythm of the day's work begins in a tiny Emberá village. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THAT BEAT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Buy this, put on an Ellington CD, and let the illustrations swing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual attempt to convey the feeling and sound of jazz in pictures. Read full book review >

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A SOUTH AFRICAN NIGHT by Rachel Isadora
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Children will be fascinated by this co-existence—a peaceable kingdom of sorts, with every rotation of the earth. (Picture book. 5-7)"
PLB 0-688-11390-7 South Africa by day is a bustling city with tall buildings, teeming crowds, and busy markets; but at night the animals reign. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MOZART by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The stately wardrobes of the time will amuse children, but they will be awed at the myriad accomplishments of Mozart's short life. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A concise, anecdotal biography of Mozart's life, emphasizing his youthful years as a child prodigy. Read full book review >