Search Results: "Sally M. Keehn"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Imaginative storytelling with a regional drawl. (Fiction. 10-13)"
At birth, 13-year-old Margaret "Magpie" Gabbard is given two names, a legacy and a prophecy by "the moon herself—hidden within her long black cloak." Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Gnat's fierce desire to learn the true nature of life and love burns bright throughout this warm, suspenseful, over-the-top adventure that bubbles up with swamp wisdom. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Love conquers all in this post-Civil War Appalachian tall tale fueled by the supernatural energy of 12-year-old Gnat Stokes, who lives with her grandfather and who "ain't scairt of nothing," not even the evil swamp queen Zelda. Read full book review >

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ANNA SUNDAY by Sally M. Keehn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Facts about the war are interwoven and the often-fraught-with-peril journey concludes in a satisfying manner. (map, author's note, selected bibliography) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Anna and her nine-year-old brother Jed set off from their Pennsylvania farm in 1863 to find their soldier father, who has been wounded in the first Battle of Winchester, Virginia. Read full book review >

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I AM REGINA by Sally M. Keehn
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Bibliography. (Fiction. 11+)"
Basing her dramatic first-person, present-tense narrative on historical accounts of a German-American girl who was an Indian captive for the nine years of the French and Indian War, Keehn has written a first novel that rivals Hudson's Sweetgrass (1989) in its compelling evocation of Native Americans in transition. Read full book review >

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MOON OF TWO DARK HORSES by Sally M. Keehn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"Pervaded by a sense of urgency and impending disaster, as the age-old cycle of revenge and hatred begins to replay along the Susquehanna River, this compelling novel flows ever faster to an inevitable, tragic conclusion. (bibliography) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A powerful and haunting story full of spirits, bones, and dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Quibbles aside, a finely detailed, well-researched chronicle of a little-known disaster. (maps, glossary, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The worst maritime disaster in American history, one that could have been easily prevented, is comprehensively recounted in this briskly paced narrative. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 1993

"Another forgotten woman deservedly brought to our attention- -but in a work that's more a catalogue of her considerable accomplishments than a full portrait."
A workmanlike biography from Miller (History/University of the Pacific) of leading socialist and antiwar activist Kate Richards O'Hare (1876-1948), who was imprisoned for her opposition to WW I. Shaped by her childhood in rural Kansas, O'Hare went on to become one of the leaders of America's Socialist Party. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Science-writing at its finest, sure to net plenty of young readers. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Walker (Seahorse Reef, 2001, etc.) imbues a still-ongoing scientific treasure hunt with all the suspense and excitement it deserves. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM SONG by Sally M. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The desire to live free is powerful, and this story celebrates one man's amazing journey to achieve that end. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
When his wife and children are sold away, an enslaved man devises an extraordinary means of escape to the North and succeeds. Read full book review >

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FOUR SEASONS OF CORN by Sally M. Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 1997

"However, the abundant photographs assist greatly in providing a window onto the subjects' lives, well-chosen and framed to capture and glorify the subject. (map, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A congenial mix of reportage—marred by disorganization—on the cultivation of corn and its importance in American Indian traditions. Read full book review >

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THE 18 PENNY GOOSE by Sally M. Walker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"Along with the realistic watercolors, Walker maintains the inherent suspense of the story throughout; new readers will be glued to the pages right to the rewarding conclusion. (Fiction. 5-8)"
The setting of this I Can Read is 1778, when British soldiers invade the American colonies, forcing Letty to leave behind the one possession she values most—her gander, Solomon. Read full book review >