Search Results: "Robin Cruise"


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FIONA'S PRIVATE PAGES by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"So will kids. (Fiction. 8-12)"
If readers haven't yet met the main character, they'll clamor for Cruise's first novel about her after reading this engaging book, written in journal-entry style. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Cruise doesn't offer any new insights on the well-trodden subject, but she does present a young girl's coping with divorce in a way that will be meaningful to middle graders. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Through the journal entries of a 10-year-old, Cruise explores the healing power of writing and expression. Read full book review >

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BARTLEBY SPEAKS! by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"A sweetly underscored paean to the beauty of quiet. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wee toddler Bartleby is almost as inscrutable as his Melvillean namesake, though a sight more cooperative. Read full book review >

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CRUISE CONTROL by Victoria Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Frank, probing, at once mobile and obsessive, but the whole is a bit less than the sum of its parts."
Jenkins's autobiographical second novel (after Relative Distances, 1990) explores the miasma that ensues in the wake of divorce, as Louise, a Seattle-based screenwriter and mother of two, steps right from signing the papers into an affair with a married movie director. Read full book review >

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TIGER CRUISE by Douglas Morgan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Stutters a bit getting started, but gathers momentum soon enough. Retired naval officer Morgan has the background to make it authoritative and the skill to keep it lively."
A brisk debut thriller about modern-day pirates and a hijacking at sea. Read full book review >

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CRUISE CONTROL by Terry Trueman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A riveting read with a sports flair that resolves too quickly to be quite realistic. (Fiction. YA)"
Angry Paul is the brother of Shawn, the severely disabled narrator of Trueman's Stuck in Neutral (2000). Read full book review >

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SILENT CRUISE by Timothy Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Watch out: the invader from the north is just run-of-the-mill enough to be a smash."
A debut collection of Canadian fiction and an early novella from the northland's chirpy hybrid of Bret Easton Ellis and Ethan Canin. Read full book review >

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ONLY YOU by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"As a statement of childhood's most unalienable right, it doesn't come any clearer. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This parent-child love poem reaches out and cuddles its dual audience close. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MAMÁ FORGETS by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2006

"Warm and wise. (glossary of Spanish words and phrases) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Mexican-American grandmother may be getting a bit forgetful, but she still remembers what's really important. Read full book review >

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COCK ROBIN by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1965

"In the 19th century, historians of education say, Cock Robin was acted out by school children."
Who killed Cook Robin? Read full book review >

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Kiana Cruise by Jody Studdard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"An endlessly enjoyable espionage tale with an ultracool teen protagonist primed for her own series."
A teenage girl balances high school life with a career as a U.S. secret agent alongside her spy father in Studdard's (Adventures on Dinosaur Planet, 2013, etc.) YA thriller.Read full book review >

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KIDDIE CRUISE by Ron Pettit
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2007

"A suspenseful but stock crime thriller."
A deranged and determined killer is on the loose in this psychological thriller set on a 1950s naval base. Read full book review >