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Dork in Disguise
Carol Gorman
0064408914
August 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Gorman (The Marvelous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan) retreads Polonius's well-worn exhortation in this familiar tale of a sixth-grader who wants to be "cool." When his family moves, science-loving Jerry resolves to shed his "dork" image. Hence he starts at his new school in a blur, because he leaves his uncool glasses at home. However, his vision isn't so fuzzy that he can't see and fall hard for gorgeous airhead Cinnamon, who, in turn, is impressed by the handsome and equally vacuous Gabe. What's a dork to do? Under the unlikely tutelage of classmate Brenda (who tells Jerry that it takes a dork to know one), he learns to rip his new jeans fashionably and to strut, and with his new look and the self-promoting lies he spins, he's in like Flynn. The only problem is that Jerry finds that he's happier with Brenda and...


The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs
Cynthia C. DeFelice
0060011726
January 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Barely recovered from her valiant efforts in capturing Lucy's killer in The Ghost of Fossil Glen, 11-year-old Allie finds herself wrestling with another ghost this one strangely connected with the school's treacherous cafeteria lady in The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs by Cynthia DeFelice. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6-Sixth-grader Allie Nicholas, who discovered her ability to see ghosts in Cynthia DeFelice's Ghost of Fossil Glen (Farrar, 1998), finds herself drawn to a seemingly charming ghost who she believes wants her to help avenge a wrong committed by the school cafeteria manager, the much hated and feared Mrs. Hobbs. Allie learns more as she interviews Mrs....


The Adventure of the Missing Detective and 19 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!
Ed Gorman (Editor)
0786716436
December 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The editors of The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories annual have changed the series' name, but continue to gather superior stories augmented by various "state of the mystery" reports. Jon L. Breen provides an overview of 2004's trends and awards. Edward D. Hoch looks at the year's short story collections and anthologies as well as nonfiction works in the field. Sarah Weinman, who surveys the development of mystery blogs, also selected the three entries that were published online. One of them, the chilling "Just Pretend" by Martyn Waites, is the gem of the anthology, which includes such name authors as Robert Barnard, Laura Lippman and Jeffery Deaver. The overall quality isn't as strong as some of its five predecessors, but the volume still offers its share of standouts, among them Val McDermid's wryly...


New England Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 800 Tent and RV Campgrounds (Foghorn Outdoors Series)
Carol Cambo
1566916038
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Covering every worthwhile destination in New England, this is the camper's guide to finding the best spots in the Northeast. Families, day-trippers, and seasoned campers looking for a change of pace will all find the perfect campground among the options selected by renowned outdoor enthusiasts Carol Cambo and Stephen Gorman. Destinations vary from the Green Mountain and White Mountain National Forests, Acadia National Park, and campgrounds within easy reach of Boston. This guidebook provides updated, easy-to-use region and trail maps, photos, illustrations, descriptive keynotes for every geographical region, and facility and fee information.


A Midsummer Night's Dork
Carol Gorman
0060507187
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6--In this sequel to Dork on the Run (HarperCollins, 2002), Jerry Flack has recently been elected class president, and the sixth-grade committee has decided to create an Elizabethan Festival to coincide with reading A Midsummer Night's Dream in language-arts class. The boy also persuades cool Zoey Long to befriend an unpopular girl and, with the help of his girlfriend, Brenda McAdams, musters the courage to stand up to a bully. With both humor and charm, Gorman illustrates middle-school life in the face of students' concerns about popularity and bullying. The characters are typical of kids found in every school, but Jerry and his friends turn out to be anything but ordinary. With his help, the children realize that popularity is more than beauty and coolness; integrity and compassion are what...


New England Camping: The Complete Guide to More than 800 Campgrounds
Carol Connare
1566914027
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Devoted campers, hikers, boaters, anglers, bikers, and golfers agree: Foghorn Outdoors guidebooks are essential for anyone who wants to spend less time planning and more time enjoying the outdoors. Each book is an excursion guide packed with the latest information on a variety of adventures near and far. This updated edition lists camping options in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Authors Carol Connare and Steve Gorman have reorganized the guide by region, and added new keynotes describing the features of each area, "Best Of" lists showcasing the top campgrounds in various categories, and updated maps that are more detailed and easier to navigate.


A Midsummer Night's Dork
Carol Gorman
0060507195
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6--In this sequel to Dork on the Run (HarperCollins, 2002), Jerry Flack has recently been elected class president, and the sixth-grade committee has decided to create an Elizabethan Festival to coincide with reading A Midsummer Night's Dream in language-arts class. The boy also persuades cool Zoey Long to befriend an unpopular girl and, with the help of his girlfriend, Brenda McAdams, musters the courage to stand up to a bully. With both humor and charm, Gorman illustrates middle-school life in the face of students' concerns about popularity and bullying. The characters are typical of kids found in every school, but Jerry and his friends turn out to be anything but ordinary. With his help, the children realize that popularity is more than beauty and coolness; integrity and compassion are what...


Dork on the Run
Carol Gorman
0064409708
March 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In Dork on the Run by Carol Gorman, unconventionally cool Dork in Disguise star Jerry Flack risks his newfound, un-dorklike reputation by running for class president. Ages 8-12.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-If there was ever a quintessential book on dealing with bullies, this is it. Jerry Flack, star of Dork in Disguise (HarperCollins, 1999), is now running for class president of the sixth grade at the urging of his friend Brenda. Unfortunately, he is opposed by Gabe Marshall, who is hell-bent on making Jerry's life miserable and, worse, catching his embarrassing moments on film. Jerry reacts first with revenge, then helplessness and humiliation, and,...


A Midsummer Night's Dork
Carol Gorman
0060507209
Aug 2006
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6--In this sequel to Dork on the Run (HarperCollins, 2002), Jerry Flack has recently been elected class president, and the sixth-grade committee has decided to create an Elizabethan Festival to coincide with reading A Midsummer Night's Dream in language-arts class. The boy also persuades cool Zoey Long to befriend an unpopular girl and, with the help of his girlfriend, Brenda McAdams, musters the courage to stand up to a bully. With both humor and charm, Gorman illustrates middle-school life in the face of students' concerns about popularity and bullying. The characters are typical of kids found in every school, but Jerry and his friends turn out to be anything but ordinary. With his help, the children realize that popularity is more than beauty and coolness; integrity and compassion are what...


Chelsey and the Green-Haired Kid
Carol Gorman
0756913527
August 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Chelsey Bernard, 13, is not your average kid. Confined to a wheelchair, she attends her local public high school, goes to basketball games and makes use of her community's bus service for the handicapped in order to get around independently. Little wonder that when she witnesses a fatal accident and is convinced that the victim didn't just fall but was pushed, she sets out to solve the murder herself. And does so, befriending a misunderstood boy along the way. Gorman's first novel is uneven; as a story about fitting in and about coping with handicaps, it is laudable. As a mystery, it falls short of the mark, with too many convenient incidents. And while the makings of a truly thrilling story are here, they are not used until the last chapters, when the story culminates in an unrealistic chase scene. Nevertheless,...


Lizard Flanagan Supermodel
Carol Gorman
0064408256
Sept 1999
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7-In this sequel to The Miraculous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan (HarperCollins, 1994), the 12-year-old girl jock, desperately needing money for a trip from Iowa to Wrigley Field in Chicago to see her beloved Cubs play, is fortuitously entered into a modeling contest and fashion show with a cash prize. Although Lizard scorns the preoccupations of the girls in her class and hangs out with her sports-loving twin, Sam, and her athletic boyfriend, Zach, she enters the contest but is determined to be herself, complete with baseball cap on backwards and broken wrist from a tackle football game. Amid good messages of a healthy, strong body and an engaging personality as being more important then sexy looks, Lizard wins the contest and the money. Zach helps her overcome the hiccups that her nervousness brings,...


Chelsey and the Green-Haired Kid
Carol Gorman
0789160005
January 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Chelsey Bernard, 13, is not your average kid. Confined to a wheelchair, she attends her local public high school, goes to basketball games and makes use of her community's bus service for the handicapped in order to get around independently. Little wonder that when she witnesses a fatal accident and is convinced that the victim didn't just fall but was pushed, she sets out to solve the murder herself. And does so, befriending a misunderstood boy along the way. Gorman's first novel is uneven; as a story about fitting in and about coping with handicaps, it is laudable. As a mystery, it falls short of the mark, with too many convenient incidents. And while the makings of a truly thrilling story are here, they are not used until the last chapters, when the story culminates in an unrealistic chase scene. Nevertheless,...


Creativity in Business: A Practical Guide for Creative Thinking
Carol Kinsey Gorman
1560525339
February 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Dork in Disguise
Carol Gorman
0613303598
Aug 2000
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Gorman (The Marvelous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan) retreads Polonius's well-worn exhortation in this familiar tale of a sixth-grader who wants to be "cool." When his family moves, science-loving Jerry resolves to shed his "dork" image. Hence he starts at his new school in a blur, because he leaves his uncool glasses at home. However, his vision isn't so fuzzy that he can't see and fall hard for gorgeous airhead Cinnamon, who, in turn, is impressed by the handsome and equally vacuous Gabe. What's a dork to do? Under the unlikely tutelage of classmate Brenda (who tells Jerry that it takes a dork to know one), he learns to rip his new jeans fashionably and to strut, and with his new look and the self-promoting lies he spins, he's in like Flynn. The only problem is that Jerry finds that he's happier with Brenda and...


Dork on the Run
Carol Gorman
0060294094
June 2002
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
In Dork on the Run by Carol Gorman, unconventionally cool Dork in Disguise star Jerry Flack risks his newfound, un-dorklike reputation by running for class president. Ages 8-12.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-If there was ever a quintessential book on dealing with bullies, this is it. Jerry Flack, star of Dork in Disguise (HarperCollins, 1999), is now running for class president of the sixth grade at the urging of his friend Brenda. Unfortunately, he is opposed by Gabe Marshall, who is hell-bent on making Jerry's life miserable and, worse, catching his embarrassing moments on film. Jerry reacts first with revenge, then helplessness and humiliation, and, finally, empowerment. He uses what he calls "mental akido" to...


Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs
Cynthia C. DeFelice
0613851552
Jan 2003
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Barely recovered from her valiant efforts in capturing Lucy's killer in The Ghost of Fossil Glen, 11-year-old Allie finds herself wrestling with another ghost this one strangely connected with the school's treacherous cafeteria lady in The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs by Cynthia DeFelice. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6-Sixth-grader Allie Nicholas, who discovered her ability to see ghosts in Cynthia DeFelice's Ghost of Fossil Glen (Farrar, 1998), finds herself drawn to a seemingly charming ghost who she believes wants her to help avenge a wrong committed by the school cafeteria manager, the much hated and feared Mrs. Hobbs. Allie learns more as she interviews Mrs....

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