Search Results: "Sis Deans"


BOOK REVIEW

RIDING OUT THE STORM by Sis Deans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Both compassionate and amusing, with memorable characters, if a bit light on plot and heavy on message. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-16)"
If your brother is "mental," what does that say about you? Read full book review >

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RAINY by Sis Deans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"However, despite the story's shortcomings, the very clear picture of how Rainy's mind works will bring acknowledgment to children suffering from ADHD and understanding to those who don't. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A perpetual "wiggle-worm" and already kicked out of three schools, ten-year-old Rainy Tucker has ADHD, and she has it bad. Read full book review >

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RACING THE PAST by Sis Deans
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"They'll think that, after all he's been through, Ricky deserves all the breaks he can get. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Many readers will want to give 11-year-old Ricky Gordon, the protagonist of this fast-paced novel, a reassuring hug. Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY AND ALL THE TIME by Sis Deans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A likable heroine and a poignant story, but nothing else here to capture the imagination. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A clever protagonist surrounded by stock characters and setting heals after the death of her brother. Read full book review >

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THE DEFENESTRATION OF BOB T. HASH III by David Deans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Outrageous naming (Harry Dig, the undertaker; Miss Happ, an office worker) and absurd narrative techniques can't rescue this novel from being self-consciously cute and overly clever."
A parrot turns into a human in this debut novel from Scotland native Deans. Read full book review >

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PLAYING TO WIN by Karen Deans
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The backmatter includes a brief author's note, time line, bibliography and websites. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Powerful mixed-media illustrations depict the life and career of tennis great Althea Gibson, the first African-American to win at Wimbledon. Read full book review >

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SWING SISTERS by Karen Deans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"An appealing and informative composition aimed at a younger audience than Marilyn Nelson and Jerry Pinkney's Sweethearts of Rhythm (2009). (author's note, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Women! Jazz! Integration! Read full book review >