Search Results: "Will Weaver"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WEAVER by Thacher Hurd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 22, 2010

Where do dreams come from? Read full book review >

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DREAM WEAVER by Penina Keen Spinka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still waiting for Spinka's voice to grow up."
A reverse retelling of the epic that signaled Spinka's attempt to leap from YA to adult fiction (Picture Maker, 2001). Read full book review >

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THE SURVIVORS by Will Weaver
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Sobering, thoroughly credible and, ultimately, optimistic about the chances of our better natures triumphing when the going gets rough. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
A family fleeing rapidly degenerating social order caused by world-changing volcanic eruptions finds respite and new heart in this well-crafted sequel to Memory Boy (2001). Read full book review >

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CLAWS by Will Weaver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"Worthwhile, but a pity about the trifurcated personality. (Fiction. YA)"
A Minnesota teen who thinks he leads the perfect life finds out that he doesn't. Read full book review >

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MEMORY BOY by Will Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"An absorbing tale set against a disturbing, plausibly developed background. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A suburban family flees the breakdown of law and order following a massive natural disaster in this tense near-future tale. Read full book review >

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FARM TEAM by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1995

"From conflict to contradiction and from contradiction to understanding, the narrative pulls readers along, every event staged with precision. (Fiction. 12+)"
Weaver (Striking Out, 1993) begins his novel in black and white, swiftly setting up a Dickensian network of coldness and cruelty around Billy, 13. Read full book review >

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FULL SERVICE by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Superb. (Fiction. YA)"
A northern Minnesota small town in 1965 is the setting for Paul's summer of growing maturity while working at a Shell full-service gas station. Read full book review >

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DREAM-WEAVER by Louise Lawrence
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"The hasty and unexpected ending is a disappointment in an otherwise promising interstellar adventure. (Fiction. 9+)"
Lawrence (Keeper of the Universe, 1993, etc.) presents the story of wealthy space colonists fleeing an ecologically damaged Earth in droves for a chance to live on a virgin planet. Read full book review >

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CHECKERED FLAG CHEATER by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"There's no drag here. (Fiction. YA)"
Weaver extends his Motor Series with this full-throttle, stand-alone sequel. Read full book review >

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SATURDAY NIGHT DIRT by Will Weaver
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2008

"Short chapters and a brisk pace, however, may attract those reluctant readers who can recite the firing order of a V-8 and know how to tighten down a valve cover. (Fiction. YA)"
Librarians need to steer boys who tinker with internal combustion engines to Weaver's latest work, set at the Headwaters Speedway, a dirt racetrack located in Northern Minnesota. Read full book review >

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STRIKING OUT by Will Weaver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

A meaty story of a hard-working Minnesota farm family, still grieving five years after a son's accidental death. Read full book review >

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SUPER STOCK ROOKIE by Will Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2009

"Racing action, sharp dialogue and solid characterization make this a good bet for young sports fans dreaming of the cars in their futures. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Success sometimes brings its own challenges, as Trace Bonham finds out when he wins the Super Stock tryouts at Rivers Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., picks up a corporate sponsor and becomes a well-paid Super Stock driver. Read full book review >