Search Results: "Steve Springer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"An unflinching portrait that will surely satisfy Harris' fans."
A candid narrative deconstructs the turbulent personal and professional life of the late Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Even though not all of the storylines are fully realized, readers of the earlier titles will be satisfied. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Rowan, daughter of the woodwife Celandine and Robin Hood, vows to avenge her mother's death by slaying the four knights who burned her cottage and her within it. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE BIZARRE BOUQUETS by Nancy Springer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"With precise characterization, fast pacing and keen observation, readers will be eager to learn what Enola will encounter next. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
In this third Enola Holmes mystery, the younger, teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes is determined to find the missing Dr. Watson on her own by deciphering the clues in the bizarre bouquets sent to his wife. Read full book review >

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THE ESPRESSOLOGIST by Kristina Springer
FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Ultimately forgettable chick-lit fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Trying to save up for college, Jane had fallen into a rut serving countless cups of coffee and specialty drinks at a local coffee chain, but when she adds a twist to her talents as a barista, her life comes quickly to a rolling boil. Read full book review >

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WILD BOY by Nancy Springer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Young readers, whether or not they've devoured the first three will enjoy this one. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
This series by Springer is for a younger audience than her Arthurian one, and is written with perhaps less grace and wit. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A pleasant trifle. (Fiction. 9-13)"
The legendary archer inspires a worthy daughter in a lightweight fantasy. Read full book review >

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SECRET STAR by Nancy Springer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 19, 1997

"That twist and the melodrama in Tess's past overwhelm Springer's strength: her utterly convincing depictions of rural poverty and of struggling characters who retain their decency despite their harsh lives. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Springer (Looking for Jamie Bridger, 1995, etc.), a novel about Tess Rojahin Mathis, 14, who lives in an Appalachian shack with her disabled stepfather and has no memory of the first ten years of her life. Read full book review >

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CICI RENO by Kristina Springer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A surprisingly successful, suspenseful, and engrossing take on the Cyrano story with a contemporary twist. (Fiction. 11-14)"
To help her good-looking but painfully tongue-tied best friend, Aggie, land Drew, the boy of her dreams, Cici pretends to be Aggie online. Read full book review >

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PLUMAGE by Nancy Springer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"This prolific author (Fair Peril, 1996, etc. etc.) has a remarkably vivid style, but it's not enough to sustain a plot this thin. And passages written from the point of view of the lost parakeet are plain silly: 'At this singproud pairdance time, Kleet felt his loneliness most keenly.'"
A feminist tale about a middle-aged housewife who's abandoned by her philandering husband. Read full book review >

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LARQUE ON THE WING by Nancy Springer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Charming, eccentric work where the bright, playful narrative enfolds a thoughtful and significant interior: irresistible."
Springer continues the marked improvement she showed in Apocalypse (1989) with this winning, precisely rendered foray into magic realism. Read full book review >

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Negotiating the Speedbumps by Holly Springer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2010

"A memoir that simply but effectively reminds readers of the good that can come out of unfortunate circumstances."
Springer (Hello Tomorrow, I'm Still Here!, 2009) presents a firsthand account of her struggles and triumphs after miraculously surviving a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >