Search Results: "Rosanne Hawke"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIRIT OF A MOUNTAIN WOLF by Rosanne Hawke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"This riveting story depicts the heartbreaking lives of children caught in a harsh world of trafficking and prostitution. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After a devastating earthquake, a Pakistani mountain boy is inadvertently sold into slavery. Read full book review >

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SHAHANA by Rosanne Hawke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2016

"An informative and effective work of contemporary fiction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A girl lives in Azad Kashmir with her younger brother following the deaths of the rest of her family due to border violence in this novel, part of the UNICEF-produced Through My Eyes series. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG by Rosanne Litzinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

Where there's a need for a less ferocious version of Joseph Jacobs's cumulative tale, this is a far better choice that Kimmel's awkward travesty (1992). Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A WEE WOMAN... by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"A fun-filled romp bound to become a favorite. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sometimes a shoe just isn't big enough for a whole family, even a miniature one, especially when said family consists of a mother, five children and a multitude of pets (including a cow). Read full book review >

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THE WAY THE STORM STOPS by Michelle Meadows
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Still, a gentle and comforting book to share with anyone afraid of thunderstorms. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this simple rhymed tale, a young girl's mother comforts her until the storm subsides. Read full book review >

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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL by Richard Hawke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Like most of the noir persuasion, Fritz is a confirmed ironist, but his is somehow a kinder, gentler mode."
The welcome latest addition to the peeper community is a semi-tough, semi-slick, semi-noir son of a former NYPD commissioner. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SECRETS by Richard Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Strong characters and the usual clean-cut prose make this latest from Hawke (Cold Day in Hell, 2007, etc.) highly readable. With a less cumbersome ending, it would have been brilliant."
When practicing to deceive, a U.S. senator weaves a tangled web of murder and blackmail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"Whether you decide to tote along the handbook on your next intercontinental flight or save it for that long-awaited summer cookout, a priceless resource that'll pay off even if the cataclysm never hits."
Just surfaced in angry seas clinging to the hull of your capsized boat, or crawled from the rubble of a collapsed building following an earthquake? U.S. Army vet and TV survival guru Hawke's expert know-how may be your best chance to make it home alive. Read full book review >

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WRITTEN IN STONE by Rosanne Parry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"This vivid, character-driven historical novel captivates. (map, bibliography, glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Five years after her mother and baby sister die in the 1918 flu pandemic, Pearl's father is lost in the last Makah whale hunt. Read full book review >

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SECOND FIDDLE by Rosanne Parry
ADVENTURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"While fast paced and featuring perfectly fine character development, this effort, hampered by its thriller ambitions, fails to reach the lofty standard Parry set in her luminous debut, Heart of a Shepherd (2009). (Historical thriller. 10-14)"
Post-Cold War thriller meets teen-friendship story with uneven results. Read full book review >

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THE TURN OF THE TIDE by Rosanne Parry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Thematically rich, by turns exciting and reflective, this affectionate homage to the mariner life celebrates human commonality and difference in an increasingly interconnected world. (map, message for young mariners, author note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
After a tsunami destroys their community, Kai's parents, busy repairing a power plant, send him to Astoria, Oregon, to stay with relatives he barely knows, including his cousin Jet, whose ambition is to pilot ships across the dangerous Columbia River bar. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by "Brother"—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. Read full book review >