Staff Review - Jeanette

Forgotten Fire

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ISBN: 9780440229179
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Published: Laurel Leaf - April 9th, 2002

This story is based on the life of the author's uncle. Twelve year old Vahan, son of a influencial Armenian family in Turkey, must survive the Armenian Holocaust, alone. Set during the years between 1915 and 1923, this novel is an amazing look into the human spirit. National Book Award Finalist 2000. For teens and adults. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Otters under Water

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ISBN: 9780698115569
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Published: Puffin Books - July 19th, 1999

Enjoy a day under the water with Arnosky's mother otter and her two otter pups. A simple, yet informative story for the young -- and young at heart -- reader about what an otter does during the day. Like Arnosky's other science books, this one offers useful information, but it also shares a wonderful story. The illustrations are light, colorful, and fun as well. Come swim with the otter family and have a day "under the water" too. Other VT Tidbits...
Arnosky is an award-winning VT author. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Bear That Heard Crying

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ISBN: 9780140558548
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Published: Puffin Books - March 1st, 1997

This is a true story based on the author's great-great-great-great-great aunt Sarah Whitcher. In June 1783 Sarah wandered into the woods and a few days later she safely returned home. When questioned on how the three-year old survived the New Hampshire wilderness, Sarah answered that the big black dog kept her safe. Her parents never told her it was a bear. A funny and thrilling adventure of one little girl's amazing adventure. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Izzy, Willy-Nilly

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ISBN: 9781416903390
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

Izzy has a terrible accident and thinks she can handle it by herself. But then realizes, she can't. It will take strength and friendship to help her become "whole" again. A beautiful, powerful tale of devastating loss and rebirth. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Park's Quest

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ISBN: 9780140342628
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Published: Puffin Books - September 1st, 1989

Park never knew his father, who died in Vietnam. Now Park must learn about his father and the answers are ones that Park may not be able to handle. Park makes many discoveries not only about his father but also about himself. The discoveries will not be easy, but they will be ones that he never forgets. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Master Puppeteer

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By Katherine Paterson, Haru Wells (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064402811
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperTeen - March 24th, 1989

Vermont author Paterson creates a powerful tale of one young boy's life as an apprentice to a Japanese puppet maker. The historic information is detailed enough to add to the richness of her language. A tale of a 18th century Japanese Robin Hood-bandit is full of suspense, action, adventure and even some humor amidst the poverty and riots. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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