Search Results: "Suzanne Tripp Jurmain"


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NICE WORK, FRANKLIN! by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A solid, immensely readable introduction to a complex man, in a complex time of history. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The 32nd president faced many challenges, including enduring and overcoming a difficult illness and helping to cure an economic sickness of the nation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A pleasingly lucid look at a complicated relationship, it should prove revelatory to an audience unaccustomed to such nuance. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Though John Adams and Thomas Jefferson "...were as different as pickles and ice cream," they were able to work together to fight for America's independence—for a while. Read full book review >

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GEORGE DID IT by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"An unusually intimate point of view for this audience. (source list) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Jurmain catches the Father of His Country wrestling with anxiety in this amusing historical anecdote. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

With plenty of gory details, Jurmain recounts the six months in 1900 when Dr. Walter Reed and his team of doctors in Cuba determined that mosquitoes carry yellow fever. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"Closing chapters fill in the details of Crandall's later life and sketch the subsequent history of school integration. (appendices, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Prudence Crandall never set out to be a revolutionary—just a teacher. Read full book review >

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SUZANNE VALADON by June Rose
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1999

In this entertaining and informative book, Rose (Modigliani: The Pure Bohemian, 1991) chronicles the tumultuous life of a French woman whose exceptional talent and determination earned her the admiration of her more famous contemporaries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The delivery is gentle, the message upbeat, the aftereffects nil: fizzy spiritual snacks that evanesce in memory."
In the Robert Fulghum tradition but without the Fulghum bite, 52 little essays on life's little wonders, by a rabbi from Westchester, New York. Read full book review >

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SUZANNE DAVIS GETS A LIFE by Paula Marantz Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cohen is no Jane Austen, but her latest update on the Marriage Plot is a light romantic comedy featuring witty commentary on contemporary life, enriched by a funny, flawed and likable heroine."
If Jane Austen's heroines can find true love within the confines of their small English villages, why can't a single New Yorker locate Mr. Right among the residents of her large Upper West Side apartment building? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The adorable baby goat will appeal to the target audience, and although the story can be bland, it is well-paced, and enhanced by lovely realistic illustrations. (glossary) (Fiction. 7-10)"
paper 1-56247-587-8 In this entry in one strand of the American Girls series (Meet Josefina, 1997, etc.), Josefina is approaching her tenth birthday and has decided she wants to be a healer like her godmother, T°a Magdalena. Read full book review >

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SAMSON AND THE GREEK DELILAH by Miles Tripp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Long even for its modest length, though the scenery on both sides of the bedroom window is a plus."
London inquiry agent/troubleshooter John Samson rescues a damsel in distress in the south of France and spends the rest of his vacation regretting his derring-do. Read full book review >

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VIDEO VENGEANCE by Miles Tripp
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

The most devious, cinematic mind in all of mysterydom is at it again, now with a tale so twisty that London private-eye John Samson (The Cords of Vanity, etc.) has to resolve it several times before the truth will out. Read full book review >