Search Results: "Rebecca Rupp"


BOOK REVIEW

REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Sept. 23, 1938

"Should be easy to sell — easy to rent."
A brilliant piece of writing, with the atmosphere and suspense and pace that made Jamaica Inn an absorbing and thrilling story — and it has besides a depth of characterization and soundness of psychological conflict that makes it a finer and more penetrating book. Read full book review >

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THE WATERSTONE by Rebecca Rupp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"An amazing journey of surprising proportions. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Tad is too busy practicing with his new spear to notice the slow disappearance of the water, but soon the sounds of the creek have stopped and the water is dropping in the pond. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Far more than a summer romance, this is a tribute to those left behind. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Daniel (E.) Anderson looks back on the summer he fell in love and finally came to terms with his soldier brother's death. Read full book review >

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SARAH SIMPSON’S RULES FOR LIVING by Rebecca Rupp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A quick read in the over-used diary-style middle-grade fiction with expanded potential for a series or even family discussion. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Sarah Simpson joins a long list of modern-day tweens buried under negative feelings about their parents' recent divorce, feeling jilted by a father who has moved across the country with his new young wife. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Among the knowledge Alex gleans along the way, he learns that, 'Time isn't wasted if you're doing what you love best,' and reading this is absolutely time well spent. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This fast-paced fantasy, dusted with humor, rife with danger and bulging with bizarre characters, delivers wisdom about time use, loyalty, bravery and integrity. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF THE DRAGON by Rebecca Rupp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Actually, it's young Hannah, Zachary and Sarah Emily who do the returning, as they come back to visit Fafnyr, the golden-scaled, three-headed cave-dweller first met in The Dragon of Lonely Island (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A veritable textbook thoroughly disguised as a diversion. (8 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A scientist with the knack of transforming the complex and abstract into the simple and concrete engagingly explains what science now knows about memory. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Readers may well find themselves wondering the same. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Rupp tackles some heavy material in this provocative middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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SHELTERING REBECCA by Mary Baylis-White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Not very deep, but pleasant as the story of a friendship and authentic as far as it goes. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Rebecca arrives in Sally's class after being smuggled out of Germany in 1938, Sally knows little about Hitler's persecutions; but when she is given special responsibility for the young Jewish refugee, the two quickly become close friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 29, 2012

"The unfolding mystery—not the characters—will keep readers interested in this dark tale."
Mystery novelist Simpson (A Debt of Death, 2008, etc.) weaves a twist-filled tale of deception about a young wife who disappears at a mall in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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REBECCA WEST by Carl Rollyson
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"All of the juice has been squeezed out of the details of a long, rich, unique life. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Rollyson (The Lives of Norman Mailer, 1991, etc.) piles on the details but never gets to the novelist, critic, and essayist known as Dame Rebecca West, born Cecily Fairfield (she borrowed her pen name from an Ibsen character). Read full book review >