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Cindy Ellen
Susan Lowell
0064438643
Dec 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
If there's one thing the traditional fairy-tale Cinderella is lacking, it's some rip-snortin', gravel-in-the-gizzard gumption. And until her Wild West counterpart, Cindy Ellen, meets her own fairy godmother, she too is sorely deficient in the grit and guts department, even if she is a durn good cowgirl. Cindy Ellen's meaner-than-a-rattlesnake stepmother bullies her into doing all the dirty work on the ranch and forbids her to attend the biggest event of the season, a rodeo and square dance. Enter her spur-jangling, gun-firing, no-nonsense fairy godmother: "Magic is plumb worthless without gumption.... Stop that tomfool blubbering, and let's get busy." And just like that, Cindy is outfitted in the "finest riding clothes west of the East," including a pair of diamond-studded spurs. You can guess the rest. It involves six...


Jane Austen's Guide to Dating
Lauren Henderson
1401301177
January 2005
Paperback
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New York Daily News
"It'll make you seem witty and well-read when complaining about your love life."

Book Description
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." --Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice There was never a more astute chronicler of the hits and near-misses of love than Jane Austen. Now, she helps readers discover their inner heroines and get the guy in this witty book of romance and dating strategies. Utilizing wisdom inspired by Jane Austen's novels, from Sense and Sensibility to Pride and Prejudice and beyond, author Lauren Henderson creates an indispensable guide for navigating the all-too-mystifying dating scene. Harnessing the triumphs and pitfalls of Austen's classic...


Jane and the Man of the Cloth
Stephanie Barron
0553574892
November 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
One of the sweetest surprises of the recent Jane Austen revival has been the exquisite Jane Austen mystery series begun by Stephanie Barron's Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor. Fans of Jane Austen will appreciate the detailed and stylistic sensitivity of Barron's sequel. When a storm forces Jane to take shelter at the home of Geoffrey Sidmouth, she uncovers a mystery surrounding her host's character and a powerful romantic attraction as well. But this is Austen on the case, and you can count on propriety at every turn. Jane's ear for gossip and her careful manners make her a super sleuth in this romantic mystery full of Victoriana and literary charm. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Nearly as wry as Jane Austen herself,...


Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs!
Megan McDonald
0060013540
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–Beetle McGrady yearns for adventure. She wants to explore the world like Laura Ingalls Wilder, Marco Polo, and Amelia Earhart. She gets her chance during Fun with Food Week in science class. On Monday, while creating a food chart with the rest of Table Six, Beetle decides to start her own food group and claims she would "eat an ant in a second." The other children take her up on her boast, but when her big moment arrives, she can't do it. She spits out the ant, crushing her dreams of becoming a "true pioneer." Beetle mopes through the rest of the week until Friday, when a chef visits the class and serves a selection of exotic dishes: Mexican stinkbug salsa, cricket pizza, and grasshopper tacos. Beetle then has a second chance to bravely explore the world of bugs. Bright watercolor...


Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs!
Megan McDonald
0060013559
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–Beetle McGrady yearns for adventure. She wants to explore the world like Laura Ingalls Wilder, Marco Polo, and Amelia Earhart. She gets her chance during Fun with Food Week in science class. On Monday, while creating a food chart with the rest of Table Six, Beetle decides to start her own food group and claims she would "eat an ant in a second." The other children take her up on her boast, but when her big moment arrives, she can't do it. She spits out the ant, crushing her dreams of becoming a "true pioneer." Beetle mopes through the rest of the week until Friday, when a chef visits the class and serves a selection of exotic dishes: Mexican stinkbug salsa, cricket pizza, and grasshopper tacos. Beetle then has a second chance to bravely explore the world of bugs. Bright watercolor...


The Jane Austen Book Club
Karen Joy Fowler
0452286530
April 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Fowler's fifth novel (after PEN/Faulkner award finalist Sister Noon) features her trademark sly wit, quirky characters and digressive storytelling, but with a difference: this one is book clubâ€"ready, complete with mock-serious "questions for discussion" posed by the characters themselves. The plot here is deceptively slim: five women and one enigmatic man meet on a monthly basis to discuss the novels of Jane Austen, one at a time. As they debate Marianne's marriage to Brandon and whether or not Charlotte Lucas is gay, they reveal nothing so much as their own "private Austen(s)": to Jocelyn, an unmarried "control freak," the author is the consummate matchmaker; to solitary Prudie, she's the supreme ironist; to the lesbian Allegra, she's the disingenuous defender of the social caste system, etc. The...


Cindy Ellen
Susan Lowell
0060274468
May 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
If there's one thing the traditional fairy-tale Cinderella is lacking, it's some rip-snortin', gravel-in-the-gizzard gumption. And until her Wild West counterpart, Cindy Ellen, meets her own fairy godmother, she too is sorely deficient in the grit and guts department, even if she is a durn good cowgirl. Cindy Ellen's meaner-than-a-rattlesnake stepmother bullies her into doing all the dirty work on the ranch and forbids her to attend the biggest event of the season, a rodeo and square dance. Enter her spur-jangling, gun-firing, no-nonsense fairy godmother: "Magic is plumb worthless without gumption.... Stop that tomfool blubbering, and let's get busy." And just like that, Cindy is outfitted in the "finest riding clothes west of the East," including a pair of diamond-studded spurs. You can guess the rest. It involves six...


The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway
0684801221
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Here, for a change, is a fish tale that actually does honor to the author. In fact The Old Man and the Sea revived Ernest Hemingway's career, which was foundering under the weight of such postwar stinkers as Across the River and into the Trees. It also led directly to his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1954 (an award Hemingway gladly accepted, despite his earlier observation that "no son of a bitch that ever won the Nobel Prize ever wrote anything worth reading afterwards"). A half century later, it's still easy to see why. This tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head (or hand-to-fin) with a magnificent marlin encapsulates Hemingway's favorite motifs of physical and moral challenge. Yet Santiago is too old and infirm to partake of the gun-toting machismo that disfigured much of the author's later work: "The brown...


Cindy Ellen
Susan Lowell
0060274476
May 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
If there's one thing the traditional fairy-tale Cinderella is lacking, it's some rip-snortin', gravel-in-the-gizzard gumption. And until her Wild West counterpart, Cindy Ellen, meets her own fairy godmother, she too is sorely deficient in the grit and guts department, even if she is a durn good cowgirl. Cindy Ellen's meaner-than-a-rattlesnake stepmother bullies her into doing all the dirty work on the ranch and forbids her to attend the biggest event of the season, a rodeo and square dance. Enter her spur-jangling, gun-firing, no-nonsense fairy godmother: "Magic is plumb worthless without gumption.... Stop that tomfool blubbering, and let's get busy." And just like that, Cindy is outfitted in the "finest riding clothes west of the East," including a pair of diamond-studded spurs. You can guess the rest. It involves six...


Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide
Tom DeFalco
078947946X
September 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
Unless Peter Parker decides to pen his own autobiography someday, you're not going to find a better guide than this to the life and times of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. From that fateful radioactive bite in the science hall up to Spidey 2099, DK's Ultimate Guide recounts all the career milestones--major and minor--of Stan Lee's web-slinging wall-crawler. Organized and authored by Tom DeFalco, former Marvel editor in chief and the series' bestselling author, this guide pulls together the storyline's many twists and turns (chronologically, by decade) and devotes big spreads to nearly every noteworthy ally, friend, and villain (with one curious omission in the Shocker). Special sections cover episodes like the alien costume, the regrettable clone saga, and the wedding to Mary Jane, while panel after panel of original...


Jane and His Lordship's Legacy
Stephanie Barron
0553584073
September 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Readers who hope to recapture, if only briefly, the pleasure of reading Jane Austen for the first time will welcome Barron's eighth Jane Austen mystery, set in the summer of 1809. Jane and her mother have just settled at Chawton Cottage, the country house that will be Jane's last home, when she's surprised by the delivery of a bequest from the late Lord Harold Trowbridge, who was murdered at the end of Jane and the Ghosts of Netley (2003). No sooner has Jane established that the Bengal chest is filled with his lordship's personal papers than she discovers the mutilated body of a laborer in the cottage's cellar. Jane once again turns sleuth, investigating not only the murder but also rival claims to two different estates in the neighborhood, a bank robbery and a local man's disappearance. The author expertly...


Cobweb Christmas
Shirley Climo
0060290331
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Youngsters can learn about the all-important tree trimmer in Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel (1982) by Shirley Climo, illus. by Jane Manning. Set in Germany, this charming story asserts that curious spiders paying a visit to Grandma's tree are responsible for the tinsel tradition. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
reS-Gr 1-A revised and newly illustrated version of a story published in 1982, illustrated by Joe Lasker. An old Bavarian woman does her annual cleaning and then invites children and animals in to admire her beautifully decorated Christmas tree and eat goodies. Only the spiders, which are ushered outside every year, miss out on the festivities, so Kriss Kringle (Christkindel in the earlier edition) lets them...


Baa-Choo!
Sarah Weeks
0060292369
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
K-Gr. 1. Like Lola Schaefer's Loose Tooth on p.1944, this book in the An I Can Read Book series plays as much with the sounds of words as with common physical experience. Sam the lamb has a cold, but he can't sneeze. He's on the verge; he's got the ahhh. But he can't do the choo. The rhyming nonsense words and colorful, comical barnyard pictures show various animals trying to help Sam end his sneeze, which he finally does in a rip-roaring sneezy climax "that raised the roof and shook the trees." Now that's power. Then there's the joke on the last page, when Sam thanks his friends: "Bless you!" Hazel Rochman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Book Description
"Can someone help me,
help me please,
to find...


The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway
0684830493
January 1996
Hardcover
·
 
Book Review
Here, for a change, is a fish tale that actually does honor to the author. In fact The Old Man and the Sea revived Ernest Hemingway's career, which was foundering under the weight of such postwar stinkers as Across the River and into the Trees. It also led directly to his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1954 (an award Hemingway gladly accepted, despite his earlier observation that "no son of a bitch that ever won the Nobel Prize ever wrote anything worth reading afterwards"). A half century later, it's still easy to see why. This tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head (or hand-to-fin) with a magnificent marlin encapsulates Hemingway's favorite motifs of physical and moral challenge. Yet Santiago is too old and infirm to partake of the gun-toting machismo that disfigured much of the author's later work: "The brown...


Baa-Choo!
Sarah Weeks
0060292377
Nov 2004
Hardcover
·
 
From Booklist
K-Gr. 1. Like Lola Schaefer's Loose Tooth on p.1944, this book in the An I Can Read Book series plays as much with the sounds of words as with common physical experience. Sam the lamb has a cold, but he can't sneeze. He's on the verge; he's got the ahhh. But he can't do the choo. The rhyming nonsense words and colorful, comical barnyard pictures show various animals trying to help Sam end his sneeze, which he finally does in a rip-roaring sneezy climax "that raised the roof and shook the trees." Now that's power. Then there's the joke on the last page, when Sam thanks his friends: "Bless you!" Hazel Rochman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description


Becoming the Woman of His Dreams: Seven Qualities Every Man Longs For
Sharon Jaynes
0736913513
January 2005
Paperback
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Vanish
Tess Gerritsen
0345476972
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Retired internist Gerritsen serves up another prescription for bad dreams in her latest thriller to feature Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (Body Double). The catalogue of terrors this time out includes sexual slavery, hostage-taking and torture; there are also government bad guys, post–9/11 red herrings and a heart-tugging cadre of young Eastern European women known only by their first names. Fierce Olena, thought dead, wakes up in Maura's morgue, recovers in the hospital, and—with the help of a mysterious colleague—takes a group of hostages, including Jane, who's about to give birth. Jane's husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, tries to reason with the hostage-takers, and learns that Olena wants publicity to bring down the Washington bigwig responsible for...


The Just-So Woman
Gary Blackwood
0060577274
Nov 2006
Hardcover
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The Man Who Loved Jane Austen
Sally Smith O'Rourke
075821037X
April 2006
Paperback
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From Booklist
New York artist Eliza Knight stumbles across an antique dressing table that includes the added bonus of secreted letters, apparently between Jane Austen and a real-life Mr. Darcy. Caught up in her romantic notions about Austen's Pride and Prejudice and the possibility that Darcy may have been more than Austen's invention, Eliza enlists the aid of an eccentric researcher as well as a handsome and mysterious Virginia horse breeder, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Three years earlier, on a horse-buying junket to England, Darcy had a life-altering experience that makes him now anxious to buy the one letter written by Austen before it goes to auction at Sotheby's. For Eliza, the letter represents a possible fortune; for Darcy, it represents possibly requited love. O'Rourke alternates between the past and the present in this...


The Just-So Woman
Gary L. Blackwood
0060577282
Nov 2006
Hardcover
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