Search Results: "Tracy Docknay"


BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Limited bibliography. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Using photos captured by electron microscopist Kunkel, the authors have assembled an electron-eye's view of insects, pollen, algae, dust, and us (skin, taste buds, etc.) in a series of startlingly clear images of the very small—linked by a discussion of the botany, biology, and ecology of the many tiny creatures that suffer us to share their planet. Read full book review >

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HOW I MADE IT TO EIGHTEEN by Tracy White
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Think a lighter Girl, Interrupted meets the artistic styling of John Porcellino's Perfect Example (1999). (Graphic memoir. YA)"
At age 18 Stacy Black—the alter ego of author Tracy White—was hospitalized for depression and an eating disorder. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY by Tracy Holczer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Grace's surprising discoveries about herself, her family, and her friends, and her struggles with sorrow and forgiveness, are engrossing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this debut novel, Holczer presents a tender, transformative exploration of family, loss and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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DOOMED by Tracy Deebs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Still, the zippy prose and day-after-tomorrow currency make for a quick and enjoyable (if forgettable) read. (Science fiction/thriller. 12 & up)"
"Beat the game. Save the World." An eco-disaster cyberthriller races through a checklist of teen-lit clichés at a nonetheless entertaining clip. Read full book review >

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KING OF ITHAKA by Tracy Barrett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A rousing introduction to epic characters and mythic creatures of ancient Greece from the fresh perspective of an engaging young hero. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this hero's quest drawn from Homer's Odyssey, Telemachos, only child of Odysseus, King of Ithaka, has waited 16 years for his wandering father to return from the Trojan wars while his dutiful mother, Penelopeia, fends off would-be suitors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RX by Tracy Lynn
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"If she trusted her readers a little more, Tracy could have made her point and created a better story, too. (Fiction. YA)"
A didactic tale draws attention to mixed messages about drugs. Read full book review >

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ON ETRUSCAN TIME by Tracy Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"A good read appended with an author's note and Etruscan-English and Italian-English glossaries. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Eleven-year-old Hector, spending the summer with his archaeologist mother at a dig near Florence, unearths a strange eye-shaped stone at the site of what was once an Etruscan village. Read full book review >

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PROJECT (UN)POPULAR by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"(Un)successful. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Anya, the stylish and popular yearbook editor, insists that all of the photos feature Rocky Mount Middle School's most popular students, best friends Perry and Venice are determined to make sure the yearbook is for everyone, not just the beautiful people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 1992

"A powerful adventure of the heart as well as the body: not to be missed."
The jungles of Borneo can bring adventurers to their knees—and elevate adventurous writers to admirable heights, as evidenced by Eric Hansen's Stranger in the Forest (1987) and, now, by free-lance writer Johnston's smart, passionate account of rafting down the island's treacherous Boh River. Read full book review >