Search Results: "Rick Farrant"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Simply told, more in sorrow than in anger: a personal chronicle of the darker side of faith and family."
A young woman who ran away from her Old Order family to marry the man she loved critiques the customs, beliefs, and childrearing practices of this ultra-strict Amish group. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE by Natasha Farrant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A worthwhile addition to historical romance that honors one real French town's tragic and true event. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Set against the backdrop of World War II, Farrant's first for teens (After Iris, 2013, etc.) captures the whirlwind of first love and the complications of taking action during a most dangerous time. Read full book review >

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AFTER IRIS by Natasha Farrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"An uplifting, memorable read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this keenly drawn family drama, Blue, sure that no one else still misses her twin, Iris, turns a camera on her workaholic parents, tempestuous older sister, Flora, and younger siblings Jasmine and Twig, the Babes, who entertain themselves with race-car-driving rats. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DIARY OF LYDIA BENNET by Natasha Farrant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Readers wanting a real taste of Austen won't find it, but it's a pleasant enough sojourn in her world regardless. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Farrant bravely takes on Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the youngest Bennet sister. Read full book review >

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BEE DANCE by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"A tiny but remarkable one-day adventure that may well ignite entomological excitement in its readers. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A honeybee scout finds a nectar-rich prairie and returns to the hive to tell her sisters. Read full book review >

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HOP FROG by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"With a wealth of frog books available to the budding scientist, this is just an additional purchase. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A picture book presents one year in the life of a hypothetical leopard frog, from conception in the spring through hibernation. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE FOX by Rick Chrustowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A useful resource on becoming independent, the change of seasons, and the forest habitat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother fox cares for her kit, Little Fox, during its first year. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT BEETLE by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"An appealing introduction to a familiar and useful insect made especially suitable for reading aloud because of the accessible text and bright, dramatic illustrations. (Nonfiction 59)"
It's super beetle! Read full book review >

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J. EDGAR HOOVER by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As solid, thrilling and informative a guide to the life of the America's most powerful authoritarian as one could ask for."
The life and times of America's top cop, by prolific author/artist Geary (The Bloody Benders, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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TURTLE CROSSING by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"This will be particularly useful in classrooms, but, unfortunately, it lacks any documentation or suggestions for further reading. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This story of a painted turtle's life, from leaving the nest through leaving her first eggs, sets the turtle in the context of her natural world but connects to a child's world through the familiar "turtle crossing" road signs and a carefully supervised road rescue. Read full book review >

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BLUE SKY BLUEBIRD by Rick Chrustowski
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"A page of 'Bluebird News' at the end presents additional facts but regrettably tells nothing of the author's research method or further sources for bluebird information. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A family of Eastern bluebirds is born and raised over the course of a summer in this clear offering for young readers. Read full book review >

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KEY WEST STORY by Rick Skwiot
Released: Jan. 5, 2011

"A beautifully drawn setting without much story behind it."
A destitute writer in the Florida Keys is visited by the reincarnation of Ernest Hemingway. Read full book review >