Search Results: "Reinhold Messner"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Action-filled yet thoughtful, with primary appeal for serious mountaineering students, and selling potential within the 'extreme sports' demographic."
An unusual memoir-cum-spiritual-meditation attempts to locate (both literally and figuratively) the English mountaineer George Mallory, who disappeared on Mount Everest in 1924. Read full book review >

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"A natural for Clergy and 'modern thinkers' — Excellent."
Many books have been written on the Problem of Evil and many more on the Religion of Love. Read full book review >

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"This book is for those willing and able to understand such a thorough search for the true way out of our difficulties."
The title of this book is derived from the first of a series of five lectures or essays dealing with the ethical, philosophical and spiritual problems inherent in the present world situation. Read full book review >

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SUGAR AND ICE by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"The addition of a light romance and the satisfying conclusion will appeal to those who have skating fantasies of their own, despite the childish cover art. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Claire Boucher's life revolves around ice skating, whether she's on the cow pond or the local rink in her hometown of Mojimuk Falls, N.Y. Although she is a gifted skater, 12-year-old Claire does not like competing. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH WISH by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Hopeful, empathetic, and unusually enlightening. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this novel-length riff on "The Fisherman and His Wife," when Charlie goes ice fishing with pal Drew and his nana, she catches a fish who says it will grant her wishes in return for its release. Read full book review >

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THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z.  by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An ending that's hopeful without being saccharine is another big plus. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A beloved grandmother is failing. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Aptly titled, this energetic treasure hunt is sure to find an enthusiastic audience. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Three young members of the Silver Jaguar Society team up with a Costa Rican 10-year-old to find the stolen Jaguar Cup, a pre-Columbian gold artifact hidden at a rain-forest ecolodge. Read full book review >

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CAPTURE THE FLAG by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Just in time for the Fourth of July, a sparkling start for a promising new series. (Mystery. 8-12)"
When the Star-Spangled Banner is taken from its super-secure Smithsonian vault, three kids connected by their Vermont background and family membership in a secret artifact-protection society combine with a visiting fourth to find the irreplaceable national treasure. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP MISSING by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"With plenty of thrills, friendship, some humor, intrigue and an easy good-guys/bad-guys escape plot, young readers will find lots of fun here. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Six middle schoolers + mad scientists + Everglades = adventure. Read full book review >

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"In fact, my own criticism would be that the author has allowed himself to be carried away by his own sarcasm and wit, and sometimes misses the bus in his efforts to ridicule."
At a time when to fight or not to fight has become a burning question, these essays are particularly interesting, and will delight and madden any reader with party ties — be they church, state or "isms" — for nothing escapes Dr. Niebuhr's fluent pen and merciless attack. Read full book review >

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FAITH AND HISTORY by Reinhold Niebuhr
Released: April 18, 1949

"This is a book which will command wide attention from the clergy, theologians and philosophers and other serious minded Protestant Christians."
Such is the stature attained by Reinhold Niebuhr as a theologian and prophetic interpreter of the current scene that the appearance of a major work of his pen must be regarded as a significant event in the religious world. Read full book review >

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RESCUE ON THE OREGON TRAIL by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This well-paced story will keep the attention of even reluctant readers with its commitment to accurately chronicling the excitement and danger of the Oregon Trail. Whom will Ranger save next? (Adventure. 5-9)"
This series' first entry introduces a courageous time-traveling golden retriever on the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >