Search Results: "Saundra Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

MISTWALKER by Saundra Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Although it includes all the necessary components—lots of fog, a ghostly presence and an alienated teenage girl—this effort never quite achieves a compelling level of peril and creepiness. (Paranormal fiction. 11-18)"
High school junior Willa's coastal Maine world has been rocked by tragedy. Read full book review >

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SHADOWED SUMMER by Saundra Mitchell
FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

Iris and Collette, best friends with plans to get out of their sleepy little Louisiana town as soon as they can drive, find themselves faced with some unexpected challenges in the summer of their 15th year. Read full book review >

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THE ELEMENTALS by Saundra Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"The least successful of the three. (Paranormal historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
The final book in Mitchell's historical trilogy with paranormal overtones (The Springsweet, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SPRINGSWEET by Saundra Mitchell
Released: April 17, 2012

"A high-quality, absorbing drama. (Paranormal historical romance. 12 & up)"
A lovely historical romance takes readers back to the 1890 Oklahoma territory. Read full book review >

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THE VESPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell
FICTION
Released: March 7, 2011

"A nifty surprise ending ices the cake. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Amelia travels from Maine to Baltimore to find a husband in 1889, never expecting to end up by destroying her own friends in this historical supernatural romance. Read full book review >

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50 IMPRESSIVE KIDS AND THEIR AMAZING (AND TRUE!) STORIES by Saundra Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A breezy, bustling bucketful of courageous acts and eye-popping feats. (finished illustrations not seen) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Why should grown-ups get all the historical, scientific, athletic, cinematic, and artistic glory? Read full book review >

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DEFY THE DARK by Saundra Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"This thick volume should conjure the heebie-jeebies for even the most experienced of supernatural connoisseurs. (Supernatural/short stories. 14 & up)"
Sixteen darkly alluring stories relate horrid and extraordinary events that can occur only in the absence of light. Read full book review >

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50 UNBELIEVABLE WOMEN AND THEIR FASCINATING (AND TRUE!) STORIES by Saundra Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Primarily entertaining rather than informative, these slick, superficial biographies are more fluff than substance. (bibliography, personality-type quiz, vocabulary guide) (Collective biography. 10-14)"
A collection of biographies of 50 famous and not-so-famous females, both living and very long dead, who share a common thread of being strong—although not always admirable—women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The discoveries that compelled their change of heart lend surprising twists to the narrative—one likely to be of great interest to students of Cold War history and true crime."
A former FBI agent and his coauthor spouse revisit a bungled, long-forgotten spy case and turn up the smoking gun. Read full book review >

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BEING AUDREY HEPBURN by Mitchell Kriegman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Ideal for Audrey fans or anyone who wants to escape the mundane. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
A standard Cinderella tale is enhanced with a detailed sense of reality amid the wish fulfillment. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"An ample selection of well-captioned photographs, maps and archival material breaks up the text and demonstrates the tremendous impact of the Ford Motor Company. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
This well-rounded portrait depicts Ford as a complex, contradictory figure embodying qualities that are equally admirable and loathsome. Read full book review >

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LIFTOFF by Don Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Illustrated with plenty of large black-and-white photos and punctuated with motivational quotes, this presents a simplified but appealing alternative to the plethora of existing assignment-fodder biographies. (multimedia resource list) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Written with the clearly stated intent of inspiring readers to enter public service, this profile presents Glenn's achievements, both on and off the planet, as the direct results of a lifelong commitment to larger causes. Read full book review >