Search Results: "Thatcher Heldring"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEAGUE by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"The action scenes add a level of excitement that will keep sports fans reading. (Fiction 10-14)"
A conscientious, undersized middle schooler decides he wants sports success even if it means lying about the secret league he joins. Read full book review >

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ROY MORELLI STEPS UP TO THE PLATE by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"With plenty of well-described baseball action and a protagonist to care about, this will be a hit with young baseball fans. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A .370 average is great in baseball but not so great in history class, and since Roy Morelli is failing history, his parents won't allow him to play for the Pilchuk All-Star team; he has to get a tutor and raise his grades first. Read full book review >

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THE FOOTBALL GIRL by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Tessa's ferocious competitiveness is appealing, though her ambivalence about football gives the lie to the determined-looking girl on the cover. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Whether a girl might want to play football is the thread that holds together this dual narrative of a sports novel and a budding romance, told in alternating voices by the two sweethearts. Read full book review >

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BLACK KARMA by Thatcher Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Bai's second appearance (White Ginger, 2013) provides nonstop action and characters you care about despite their dubious lifestyles."
Taking people at their word puts a souxun, a people finder, at risk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 24, 1994

"The passages about the lost time recaptured in each piece sing."
Vividly well-written love story about antiques, those who collect them, and those who sell them, as debut author Freund follows the adventures of three major pieces of furniture from their crafting centuries ago to their present-day sale in the Manhattan antiques market. Read full book review >

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THE QUIET PIRATE by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Beleaguered introverts may give a hearty cheer, but neither the art nor the writing is particularly seaworthy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Even if the meek don't end up inheriting the Earth, sometimes they can bag a pirate ship. Read full book review >

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THE TOY FAIRY by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A fairy tale that's more morality than magic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to do when a boy won't clean his room? Read full book review >

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WHY DO CATS HAVE TAILS? by David Ling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Good for a nursery bedtime story with parents or grandparents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a young girl asks her grandfather why cats have tails, his teasing responses provoke some thoughtful replies. Read full book review >

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WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2007

"An erudite, compelling examination."
A portrait of women engaged in the history-making business, as well as a meditation on the occasional burden of being immensely quotable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While Ulrich creates an absorbing history of intimate lives, individuals' religious passions and acceptance of polygamy remain mysterious."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian investigates women's power and agency within the early Mormon community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Scoop-seekers are somewhat better off with Thatcher's memoirs."
The most comprehensive and representative collection to date of the former British prime minister's landmark speeches, edited by longtime Thatcher adviser Harris. Read full book review >