Search Results: "Terri Fields"


BOOK REVIEW

MY FATHER’S SON by Terri Fields
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Although the surprising conclusion seems a little contrived after the believable realism of the rest of the tale, this is still a fast-paced and sometimes disturbing look at families and violent crime and its many victims, seen and unseen. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
High-school junior Kevin Windor leads the most normal of lives, until the day his father is arrested for a particularly brutal series of murders. Read full book review >

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HOLDUP by Terri Fields
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Recommended only to teenagers looking for an easy read, one that doesn't promise much depth or heavy-duty soul-searching. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Using a Lazy-Susan approach of rotating perspectives, Fields manages to paint a broad canvas of life as a contemporary high-school student. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE DEATH OF ANNA GONZALES by Terri Fields
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Even so, for Mel Glenn fans, or as a resource for dealing with teen suicide, this will be useful in most YA library collections. (Fiction. YA)"
High-school classmates react to a teen suicide in this novel-in-verse. Read full book review >

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BURRO’S TORTILLAS by Terri Fields
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Yo,' as the jackrabbit says, 'Hare's looking at you, let's eat!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Those looking for a Southwestern or Mexican variant of The Little Red Hen will find it here. Read full book review >

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ONE GOOD DEED by Terri Fields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet plug for random acts of kindness. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Jake spontaneously decides to give some handpicked mulberries to the old woman next door, he begins a chain of "pay-it-forward" events in his neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE MOST DANGEROUS by Terri Fields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"Children are in no danger of encountering detailed information about animal offenses and defenses, or even a thrill or two, from this quick wash of generalities. (map) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A talent show of dangerous animals misses the mark in so many ways. Read full book review >

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TERRI AT THE MARKET by Ancsa Hohol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2013

"All soups considered, Terri's veggie adventure is decent fare for patient picky eaters. (Requires iOS 6.1 & up.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two trips to the farmers market upend a picky eater's veggie perspective. Read full book review >

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TRINITY FIELDS by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Morrow's poetic prose, the stark emotions it reveals, and the effortless interweaving of personal and political themes give his novel a simple grandeur. (35,000 first printing; author tour)"
Morrow (The Almanac Branch, 1991, etc.) situates a fragile story of friendship within an imposing political conflict to create a classic American tale of epic proportions. Read full book review >

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Released: April 9, 2014

"UFO conspiracy theories, delivered in red-alert tones by an atypical follower."
Vernon, in his debut, tells how his boyhood sighting of a "flying saucer" over his neighbor's house led him on a lifelong quest into UFO encounters and shadowy government scheming. Read full book review >

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Elysian Fields by Mark LaFlaur
Released: March 6, 2013

"A wholly involving story with Faulkner-ian characters in a fully realized setting."
A dysfunctional family reflects the decay of New Orleans in debut author LaFlaur's tale of brotherly love and menace. Read full book review >