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Sasser, Charles W. Raider; the true story of the legendary soldier who performed more POW raids than any other American in history – Brief Article – Young Adult Review

Sasser, Charles W. Raider; the true story of the legendary soldier who performed more POW raids than any other American in history – Brief Article – Young Adult Review – Book Review John E. Boyd St. Martin’s. 319p. illus. c2002. 0-312-98249-6. $6.99. This book will appeal to YAs who are considering the military as a […]

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Wright, Robin. The last great revolution; turmoil and transformation in Iran

Wright, Robin. The last great revolution; turmoil and transformation in Iran – Book Review Raymond L. Puffer Random House, Vintage. 352p. illus. bibliog. index. c2000. 0-375-70630-5. $14.00. SA Most Americans are still somewhat bewildered by the sudden and virulent hostility to the U.S. that appeared with Iran’s 1979 revolution. The mobs chanting “Death to the […]

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Across the Nightingale Floor – Brief Article – Young Adult Review

Across the Nightingale Floor – Brief Article – Young Adult Review – Audiobook Review Carol Reich (Tales of the Otori, book one). Lian Hearn. 2002. Read by Kevin Gray & Aiko Nakasone. 8 cds. 8.5 hrs. HighBridge Audio. 1-56511-711-5. $36.95. Jewel case; content notes. SA This book feels very much as if it takes place […]

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Carey, Diane. Chainmail

Carey, Diane. Chainmail – Book Review Hugh M. Flick, Jr. Star Trek: Gateways, Bk. 2 of 7). Pocket Books. 334p. c2001. 0-7434-1855-7. $6.99. JSA This second volume in the Star Trek Gateways series is a somewhat farfetched tale in which Nick Keller, the wisecracking commander of the Federation Starship Challenger, has to deal with a […]

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Faerie Wars

Faerie Wars Bette Ammon FAERIE WARS. Herbie Brennan, 2003/ 2004. Read by Gerard Doyle. 8 tapes. 11.25 hrs. Recorded Books. 1-4025-7361-8. $72.00. Vinyl; plot, reader notes. J* Young Henry Atherton’s life seems set for mayhem. First he discovers that his mother is having an affair with his father’s female secretary. This confuses Henry, but he […]

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Thurlo, Aimee & David. The spirit line – Brief Article – Young Adult Review

Thurlo, Aimee & David. The spirit line – Brief Article – Young Adult Review – Book Review Michele Winship Penguin, Viking. 222p. c2004. 0-670-03645-5. $15.99. JS Crystal Manyfeathers’ upcoming 15th birthday will be bittersweet. She will undergo the Navaho Kinaalda ritual that marks her passage into adulthood, and she will experience the first anniversary of […]

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Tolan, Stephanie S. Surviving the Applewhites – Brief Article – Young Adult Review

Tolan, Stephanie S. Surviving the Applewhites – Brief Article – Young Adult Review – Book Review Paula Rohrlick HarperTrophy. 216p. c2002.0-06441044-7. $5.99. J To quote from the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, July 2002: With his spiked hair, piercings, and all-black clothing, 13-yearold Jake looks the part of the juvenile delinquent he’s supposed to […]

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Nakajo, Hisaya. Hana-Kimi; for you in full blossom

Nakajo, Hisaya. Hana-Kimi; for you in full blossom George Galuschak NAKAJO, Hisaya. Hana-Kimi; for you in full blossom. VIZ. 176p. illus. c2004. 1-59116-329-3. $9.95. JS Mizuki Ashiya, the 16-year-old heroine of Hana-Kimi, is a likable protagonist–when she wants something, she goes after it. Case in point: Mizuki has a crush on Izumi Sano, a high […]

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Seal, Jeremy. Treachery at Sharpnose Point; unraveling the mystery of the Caledonia’s final voyage – Brief Article – Young Adult Review

Seal, Jeremy. Treachery at Sharpnose Point; unraveling the mystery of the Caledonia’s final voyage – Brief Article – Young Adult Review – Book Review Michael P. Healy Harcourt, Harvest. illus. 316p. maps. c2001. 0-15-602705-4. $14.00. SA In 1842, the merchant ship Caledonia wrecked off a particularly notorious stretch on the Cornish coast. The area around […]

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Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea Susan Offner ZERO: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A DANGEROUS IDEA. Charles Seife. 2000/2003. Read by the author. 4 tapes. 6 hrs. New Millennium Audio. 1-590-07354-1. $24.95. Cardboard; content, author notes. SA Most people take zero for granted as a number that stands for a quantity of nothing. However, throughout […]