Search Results: "Sarah L. Delany"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 1997

"A bracing reminder from an exemplary teacher that life, a rare gift, must be savored in the living. (illustrations, not seen) ($150,000 ad/promo; TV satellite tour)"
From Sadie, the surviving Delany sister, an inspiriting testimony to love and faith as she recalls life with Bessie and the challenge of learning to live on without her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1993

"An uplifting and delightful introduction to two splendid women of remarkable good sense and grace—and a fascinating chapter of history as well. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen) (First printing of 35,000; first serial to American Heritage)"
In a memoir that's as much a historical record as a testimony to two extraordinary women, the Delany sisters recall their remarkable lives, spanning more than a century of the African- American experience. Read full book review >

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HOME AND DRY by Sarah L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An offbeat entertainment worthy of return visits. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A mildly eccentric story about what happens when the rain stops. Read full book review >

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AMAZING GORILLAS! by Sarah L. Thomson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"An author's note provides additional information about the Wildlife Conservation Society and their work with gorillas. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Dramatic, high-quality photographs and a concise and thoughtful text combine successfully in this mid-level nonfiction easy reader on a topic that fascinates many children. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE'S QUILL by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Chock full of trivia, puzzles, and nail-biting adventure. (Mystery. 8-12)"
After successfully recovering one of seven artifacts hidden around the United States by the Founders, three young adventurers travel to Glacier National Park to find the second, following series opener The Eureka Key (2016). Read full book review >

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MERCY by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"With varying degrees of success as a ghost story, vampire mystery and family drama, this story is solid but unremarkable. (historical note) (Paranormal mystery. 11-17) "
Paranormal mystery meets family drama in a fictionalized, modernized exploration of a historical suspected vampire tragedy. Read full book review >

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THE MANNY by Sarah L. Thomson
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"First class. (Fiction. 13-15)"
What's a great way for a high school boy to meet girls and make good money over the summer? Read full book review >

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DRAGON’S EGG by Sarah L. Thomson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Mella's spunk, Roger's real identity and descriptive scenes lend character to the usual fantasy elements, with the egg hatching its own individuality. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Tales of girls challenging dragons are plentiful, but two things set this one apart: It's intended for a middle-grade audience and the dragons are small, domesticated animals, and, much like farm hens, prized for their eggs. Read full book review >

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AMAZING SNAKES! by Sarah L. Thomson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Still, this easy reader provides an engrossing introduction to a perennially fascinating subject. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
Here's a way for emergent readers to get closer to snakes—much, much closer. Read full book review >

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AMAZING DOLPHINS! by Sarah L. Thomson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Although this volume is part of an easy reader series, it will also serve well as an informational source for reports or science studies. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Thomson offers another of her well-written nonfiction easy readers in the I Can Read series, this time exploring the perennially popular topic of dolphins. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON’S SON by Sarah L. Thomson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Vivid, sophisticated, but deeply, needlessly depressing. (Fiction. YA)"
First-novelist Thomson gives the legend of King Arthur a plausible historical setting in sixth-century Britain, but strips it of chivalry, magic, and romance. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF GRACE by Sarah L. Kaufman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"An insightful, intelligent examination of grace, which often 'seems to elude fixed meaning.'"
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post dance critic Kaufman reflects on the meaning of grace in modern society.Read full book review >