Search Results: "Wendy Orr"


BOOK REVIEW

WENDY by Karen Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This tale's not stellar as a stand-alone, but deftly exposes the incestuous darkness that underlies Barrie's original. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What was Wendy Darling's life like before the coming of Peter Pan? Read full book review >

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ORR by Bobby Orr
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Strictly for fans of the hockey great."
One of Boston's most beloved athletes tells his life story. Read full book review >

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PEELING THE ONION by Wendy Orr
FICTION
Released: April 15, 1997

"Anna's pain, fear, and dissociation from her former self are rendered so convincingly that readers will close the book believing they have encountered a primary source on trauma. (Fiction. 12+)"
This Australian import covers much of the same territory explored in Cynthia Voigt's Izzy, Willy Nilly (1986): A popular, physically active teenager is severely injured in an auto accident, and must cope not only with pain and uncertainty about her future, but also with changes in relationships as her friends' lives seem to go on without her. Read full book review >

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MOKIE & BIK GO TO SEA by Wendy Orr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

The high-energy twins introduced in Mokie & Bik (2007) enjoy more misadventures as they continue "monkeying up ladders and down ropes" and "soggy sock skat[ing] down the slippery wet deck" of their floating home, the Bullfrog. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW WENDY by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though the cast's adults are negligent or completely clueless, Stoehr gives her young narrator a saving sense of irony, and displays a keen appreciation for love's ambiguities and complexities. (Fiction. 14+)"
A Long Island teenager develops a crush on her boyfriend's twin sister in this steamy tale of emergent sexuality from the author of Wannabe (1997). Read full book review >

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NIM AT SEA by Wendy Orr
ADVENTURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"Millard's occasional sketches add pitch-perfect notes of light suspense and humor. (Fiction. 10-12)"
"In a palm tree, on an island, in the middle of the wide blue sea, is a girl." Read full book review >

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MOKIE & BIK by Wendy Orr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Ending with the triumphal return of their long-awaited Dad, bearing a 'soggy waggly scrabbly shaggy licky round black waggles' to keep Laddie company, this set of splishy-splashy episodes will itself draw waggles from easy-reader graduates and read-aloud audiences in general. (Fiction. 8-10)"
With their father "illy-ally-o-ing" on a salty sail around the world and their mother busy "Arting" up in the wheelhouse of their floating home, the Bullfrog, twins Bik (the faster one) and Mokie (the bigger one) are left to "slip slide slipper" their way over the docks in search of adventures large and small. Read full book review >

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ARK IN THE PARK by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

"Satisfying and most charming. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This 1994 Australian first chapter book is sure to win many hearts on this end of the Pacific Rim. Mr. and Mrs. Noah own an extraordinary pet shop called The Noahs' Ark. Read full book review >

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MISSING! by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"This early chapter book with plenty of heart and a bit of suspense will appeal to young pet lovers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
After his elderly owner is injured in an accident, Buster the cat gets lost, and a young neighbor sets out to find him. Read full book review >

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NIM'S ISLAND by Wendy Orr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Plenty of comic, freely-sketched line drawings help to keep the tone light, and Nim, with her unusual associates and just-right mix of self-reliance and vulnerability, makes a character young readers won't soon tire of. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A child finds that being alone in a tiny tropical paradise has its ups and downs in this appealingly offbeat tale from the Australian author of Peeling the Onion (1999). Read full book review >

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LOST!  A DOG CALLED BEAR by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"The believable plot and inherent suspense will keep readers turning the pages of this fine addition to early chapter books, which will resonate with both pet lovers and children involved in divorces. (Fiction. 7-10)"
With a limited vocabulary perfect for readers just edging into chapter books, the tale of Logan's efforts to locate his lost dog rings completely true. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND HER PANTHER by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: July 6, 2010

"A warm and cozy tale of sisterly joy and sweet imagination. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl and her younger sister have a great adventure in the backyard. Read full book review >