Search Results: "Thelma Hatch Wyss"


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A TALE OF GOLD by Thelma Hatch Wyss
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"The Yukon rush of the 1890s is historic, but even when James and his companions find gold, it seems unexciting. (A map would have been a plus.) (Historical fiction. 6-8)"
At 14, orphaned James leaves San Francisco to become a "stampeder" in the Yukon. Read full book review >

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A STRANGER HERE by Thelma Hatch Wyss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

A frothy but refreshingly unportentous tale about an Idaho girl who forms a romantic attachment to the ghost of her cousin Roseanne's fiancÇ, shot down over the Pacific on the day Jada was born 16 years ago. Read full book review >

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TEN MILES FROM WINNEMUCCA by Thelma Hatch Wyss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"With truly readable style, she balances plot and language in an entirely plausible adventure into growing up that should have wide appeal. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Stories of runaways and survival attract middle-grade readers nearly as well as a short format. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Her story, based on a historical figure (who later saved the lives of several white women captured by the Utes), is a valuable addition to Native American literature. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The year Elk Tooth Dress was neither child nor adult she climbed the juniper fence to watch her brother Ouray dance the Bear Dance that signaled the arrival of spring. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE HATCH by Vladimir Makanin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 1996

"Though both stories are initially intriguing, neither's premise is developed satisfactorily or surprisingly, and many readers may find their inconclusiveness deeply disappointing."
Escape Hatch: Two Novellas ($24.00; May 31, 1996; 193 pp.; 0-87501-110-1) Two futuristic novellas, discursive and allegorical to a fault, from a veteran Russian writer who has previously won his country's ``Little Booker'' Prize. ``Escape Hatch'' describes a city run, and overrun, by criminals from which escape to a more genteel ``world'' is offered through a passage available only to the story's conflicted protagonist. Read full book review >

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"A detailed gothic world beyond the realm of mortals."
Inkwell's second novel (Vickie Van Helsing, 2011) teems with kind ghosts, family secrets and supernormal powers. Read full book review >

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HATCH, LITTLE EGG by Édouard Manceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"But even skeptics may be won over by the pictures. A pig really might be the cutest thing in the world—even if it's a bird in disguise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pig lovers will be utterly confused by this book. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, MR. HATCH by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"A charming book with a real plot, its amiable tone beautifully complemented by the intriguing illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Colorless Mr. Hatch—who works in a shoelace factory and eats a cheese and mustard sandwich for lunch every day with, just occasionally, a prune—is jarred from his reserve by receiving a huge Valentine box of candy with a card that says only, ``Somebody loves you.'' Amazed, he samples it, shares it at work and, buoyed by his friendly reception, sympathetically helps several people out on the way home (e.g., he watches the newspaper stall so that its proprietor can take his cold to the doctor). Read full book review >

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THE PECULIAR HAUNTING OF THELMA BEE by Erin Petti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"An inventive debut ghost story starring a contemporary girl with ancient powers. (Ghost story. 8-12)"
When a ghost kidnaps her father, a budding young scientist must complete a daunting task to save him. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL HATCH? by Jennifer Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Science for the very young is done best through joyous learning; education will certainly hatch from these pages. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eggs come in many different shapes and sizes, but the most important question to young, curious minds is what will hatch? Read full book review >

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DEATH AT DOVECOTE HATCH by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2015

"Agatha Christie meets Downton Abbey in Florence's second case, a charming reminder of all the country house murders of Britain's golden age."
A quiet British village hardly seems the place for a murder, much less two. Read full book review >