Search Results: "Terry Lynn Johnson"


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ICE DOGS by Terry Lynn Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-crafted, moving and gripping. (Adventure. 10-14)"
In late winter in the Alaskan bush, a top junior dog sled racer loses her way in this thoroughly engaging and incredibly suspenseful survival story. Read full book review >

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SLED DOG SCHOOL by Terry Lynn Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A tale of loyalty and friendship—with a strong dose of validation for readers who learn from doing rather than books—that hits all the right notes. (Fiction. 9-12)"
To fulfill a school project, an 11-year-old boy starts a sled dog school with unexpected results. Read full book review >

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FALCON WILD by Terry Lynn Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"The components are there; the cohesion is not. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Lost in the Montana wilderness, two white children and a tame gyrfalcon learn to trust one another. Read full book review >

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OVERBOARD!  by Terry Lynn Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"This short, promising series opener contains plenty to inspire young readers while they await Vol. 2: Avalanche! (author's note, survival tips) (Adventure. 7-10)"
After a rogue wave overturns their whale-watching boat in Washington's cold coastal waters, two preteens—unsure if their families survived—battle injury and hypothermia to reach dry land. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVE ARTIST by Paula Lynn Johnson
Released: March 23, 2012

"Never stilted or clumsy, this debut novel reads like the work of a far more experienced writer."
Clare, a teenager reeling from her parents' divorce, investigates her strange new artistic obsession in Johnson's young-adult paranormal mystery. Read full book review >

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NO ONE IN THE WORLD by E. Lynn Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"Sure to appeal to Harris fans."
All that is good and all that troubles African-American life weaves through the late bestselling author Harris' (In My Father's House, 2010, etc.) final novel, composed in collaboration with Johnson (The Million Dollar Demise, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"Vibrant and accomplished. (author's note, sources, quotation sources) (Picture book biography. 6-11)"
This debut picture biography, idealized and inspiring, draws on Wangari Maathai's autobiographical writing to present an overview of the activist's life from childhood to the present. Read full book review >

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MILK GOES TO SCHOOL by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Border's shtick goes on far too long for readers to want seconds of Milk and Waffle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Border continues his series of books about anthropomorphized food, this time focusing on Milk and her first day of school. Read full book review >

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MY DOG TRUFFLE by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A companion volume, My Cat Tuna (0-688-16874-4) uses an identical format and features an inquisitive green-eyed orange tiger cat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curly-haired, brown dog named Truffle takes a winter walk in this little book about the five senses intended for very young children. Read full book review >

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INTO THE ICE by Lynn Curlee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1998

From Curlee (Ships of the Air, 1996, etc.), a riveting history of Arctic exploration that begins, appropriately, with the Inuit, who moved into that bleak and treacherous land after the Ice Age. Read full book review >

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CHERRY PIES AND LULLABIES by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"A music sheet is included for the lullaby, as well as a family tree, an author's note on her family history, and a page depicting the generations of the homes of her relatives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-688-13392-4 From Reiser (Best Friends Think Alike, 1997, etc.), an original and attractive tribute to feminine arts and crafts, in a personal history of one family's changing traditions. Read full book review >