Search Results: "Sylvia Jukes Morris"


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PRICE OF FAME by Sylvia Jukes Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2014

"Luce once contracted to write her autobiography, which she planned to call The Dream of My Life. Morris perceptively reveals the nightmare in this evenhanded and intimate portrait."
The second volume in the life of a significant American figure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"Watch for Volume II—Clare as congresswoman and US ambassador. (45 b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Vanity Fair; Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Morris dishes the fascinating dirt on—and logs the remarkable accomplishments of—this controversial author, social climber, magazine editor, athlete, foreign correspondent, and trophy wife. Read full book review >

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THE GUY BOOK by Mavis Jukes
HEALTH
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A good bet for open-minded parents, teachers of health and sex education classes, and all libraries. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Designed like an owner's manual for a teenager's car, this lively guide offers tips on "safety, maintenance, and operating instructions" for boys' bodies and relationships. Read full book review >

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THE NEW KID by Mavis Jukes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Quiet humor with dashes of goofiness may offset its problems, but Carson's tale will still work better as a read-aloud than as an independent read. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Being the "new kid" in the middle of a school year means all sorts of new experiences for 8-year-old Carson Blum. Read full book review >

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SMOKE by Mavis Jukes
ANIMALS
Released: April 2, 2009

"It's a tender, audience-appropriate story that subtly handles themes of home, family and community. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Much has changed in 12-year-old Colton's life. Read full book review >

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EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED by Mavis Jukes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

From Jukes (I'll See You in My Dreams, 1993, etc.), sixth- grade comedy vÇritÇ: Sex-educated to the max, River is awaiting her first period (which she doesn't get). Read full book review >

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PLANNING THE IMPOSSIBLE by Mavis Jukes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1999

A little—very little—information about male sexual organs and plenty of classroom intrigue keep sixth grader River embarrassed, confused, and angry in this airy sequel to Expecting the Unexpected (1996). Read full book review >

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WILD IRIS BLOOM by Mavis Jukes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Caught by Iris's entertainingly outrageous pranks, readers will stay to enjoy the warm interaction with Maggie's sensible parents and especially between the girls: Maggie, a true friend, concludes by tactfully helping the chagrined Iris to get back on track. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With her parents in Europe, Iris (Maggie's irrepressible best friend in Getting Even, 1988) is so weary of her oblivious babysitter that she keeps news of their delayed return secret and sends Mrs. Fuller on her way. Read full book review >

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BLUE JAY GIRL by Sylvia Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"An appealing window into a long-ago world. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Because her friends' parents think her dangerous, nine-year-old Blue Jay Girl tries to change her nature to that of a careful quail, but the tribal healer and her husband help her adopt careful ways without sacrificing her boldness. Read full book review >

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GROWING UP by Mavis Jukes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Jukes's common sense extends to many aspects of girls' health, reminding them to take good care of their bodies, eat well, and relax—there is plenty of time to think and learn about growing up. (b&w illustrations, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This informative and direct book for pre-pubescent girls discusses everything they'll want to know about—periods, bras, tampons, breasts, cramps, etc.—in an age-appropriate manner. Read full book review >

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I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS by Mavis Jukes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Expressing with unusual strength the complexity a child's thoughts may have at such a time, a deeply felt book with potential for comforting or for opening communication. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The first half of this depiction of a child's intensity in imagining an upcoming visit to a dying uncle (a former pilot) is a fantasy beginning with ``If she were a skywriter'' and going on to detail the girl's piloting a plane to write a message across a beautiful sunset: ``Good-bye—I love you—I'll see you in my dreams.'' Then, still in a poignant conditional tense, Jukes describes what may really happen (``her mother would say, `He might not even know you're there' ''); though only ``a little kid,'' the child resolves to brave the uncertainties because she would know she was there, and she'd know what to say. Read full book review >

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SYVLIA LONG’S THUMBELINA by Sylvia Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The illustrator has made a lush and vivid world for her Thumbelina to inhabit. (Fairy tale. 5-9)"
Long hews very closely to the Hans Christian Andersen tale, in which a woman longing for a child finds a tiny one in a flower grown from an enchanted barley seed given to her by a fairy. Read full book review >