Search Results: "Sally Pont"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"An eloquent book about attaining and teaching excellence, whose metaphor happens to be a high school running team. (Author tour)"
A lyrical, touching and true tale of a running coach mentoring her high school athletes to the finishing line of their potential. Read full book review >

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IT’S ONLY TEMPORARY by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2008

"Illustrations from Skye's all-important sketchbook add visual humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Skye's brother suffers brain damage in a horrendous car accident, her parents become preoccupied with their own misery and the need to help him recover. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER BLADE by Sally Gardner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A luscious melodrama, rich in sensuous detail from horrific to sublime, with an iridescent overlay of magic. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The thrilling conclusion to the tale begun in The Red Necklace (2008) plunges readers back into the filthy and terrifying streets of Paris in 1794, when a single word can betray one to death by guillotine and no one can be trusted. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2006

"While the wrapping up of plot threads in an epilogue weakens a strong and compelling story, Nemeth's polished prose and consistently authentic characterization are noteworthy. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Playwright Nemeth's look at coming of age (or at least, coming of adolescence) is set in those fairly safe, pre-cell phone 1980s when junior-high students like Lucy and her friend Jake would hang out, roam around town on their own and make friends with kids like troubled Gary Geary from the opposite side of the track. Read full book review >

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THIS ISN’T ABOUT THE MONEY by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Emotional and realistic, Warner's (Sister Split, not reviewed, etc.) sensibility and voice of young teens in distress is always genuine, touching a painful subject with a compassionate hand. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It's a miracle that Janey, 12, and her sister YoYo, 5, survive when the drunken woman driver hits their car in the desert and kills both of their parents. Read full book review >

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I, CORIANDER by Sally Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Deft and dulcet language, a cast of supporters not the least of whom is Coriander's loving stepsister Hester, and the tie to a grim historical season will hold readers fast. (historical background) (Historical fiction/fantasy. 10-14)"
Coriander is nine when her story begins (15 when it closes), living by London Bridge on the Thames during Cromwell's time. Read full book review >

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SORT OF FOREVER by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"This is more bibliotherapeutic than story; much richer and more harrowing—although with older protagonists and for older readers—is Davida Wills Hurwin's A Time for Dancing (1995). (Fiction. 9-12)"
From Warner (Ellie and the Bunheads, 1997, etc.), a story about best friends separated by illness, then death, when one of them is diagnosed with leukemia. Read full book review >

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COLD TOM by Sally Prue
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Tom's struggle to remain true to himself should resonate powerfully with other alienated adolescents. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Prue debuts with a bleakly lyrical elfin bildungsroman. Read full book review >

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FIND YOUR STYLE by Sally McGraw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Feeling like an expanded fashion blog or magazine column, this book should find its audience. (bibliography, further information, index, photographs, source notes) (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
Style consultant and former monthly style columnist McGraw offers insight on body image, media messages, and clothing as a tool for young women. Read full book review >

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BLACKSTONE AND THE HEART OF DARKNESS by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"The period detection in every corner is plodding, but the payoff, which piles surprise on surprise, is well worth the wait."
A summons from an old army mate pulls London Inspector Sam Blackstone from the brutal murders of nine young girls in Staffordshire and sends him to Cheshire to investigate a crime that turns out to be just as horrible. Read full book review >