Search Results: "Ryan O'Rourke"


BOOK REVIEW

RYAN WHITE by Ryan White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Illustrated with photos. (Biography. 12+)"
Written with a producer of a TV special about Ryan White, this freewheeling account captures what endeared him to so many. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1986

"McDermott is working on an animated film, to include this story and two others."
A lighthearted romp of a nightmare, retold with simplicity and an engaging lilt. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This inspiring true story of survival, friendship and activism is never preachy, and the text, dotted with color photographs, carefully preserves a child's eye view throughout. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
When Ryan Hreljac's first-grade teacher explained that it would cost only $70 to build a well to supply clean water for an entire village in Africa, Ryan, with his parents' encouragement, decided to raise the money himself by doing household chores. Read full book review >

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DEFENDING BILLY RYAN by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1992

"So, though short on Victories-like shape and substance, this is shaggily entertaining—and another distinct, if minor, confirmation of Higgins's unique command of rueful language and rude incident."
Higgins produces a novel just about every year whether he's got a great idea for one or not. Read full book review >

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JAMIE O'ROURKE AND THE POOKA by Tomie dePaola
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

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RYAN QUINN AND THE REBEL'S ESCAPE by Ron McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"With a fast pace, familiar characters, plenty of action, and little testing of the envelope, this trilogy opener is calculated to please genre fans. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Move over, Alex Rider: Ryan Quinn has come to town. Read full book review >

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JAMIE O'ROURKE AND THE BIG POTATO by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 1992

"Attractive and amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lazy Jamie O'Rourke doesn't lift a finger, even after his wife hurts her hack digging the "praties" they depend on; but he does catch a leprechaun, who gives him a seed that grows into a potato so large that it takes the combined efforts of the village to dig it and, subsequently, to eat it—"until no one wanted to see or hear of potato again." Read full book review >

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DEAR MRS. RYAN, YOU'RE RUINING MY LIFE by Jennifer B. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"They'll be rooting for Henry as he deals with the unexpected curve balls life throws him. (Fiction. 9-11)"
All's fair in love and war as a young boy conspires to set his mom up with his school principal in this engaging debut from Jones. Read full book review >

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RYAN QUINN AND THE LION'S CLAW by Ron McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Hits the spot for adventure junkies. (Thriller. 10-14)"
In his second novel, McGee follows up on Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape (2016) with another high-action adventure that reads much like the screenplays of his television movies. Read full book review >

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BELLA UP, UP, AND AWAY by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A delightful nautical and aerial feline caper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her new pal accidentally drifts out to sea, a spunky cat attempts a daring rescue. Read full book review >