Laurette D. (Rettsy) - Reviews

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Almost Starring Skinnybones
Almost Starring Skinnybones
Author: Barbara Park
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 5/20/2006


For Alex(A.K.A. Skinnybones) Frankovitch, the chance to star in a TV commercial is like the answer to his prayers. All right, so it isn't exactly Rambo--it's just a cat food commercial and he plays a six-year-old who wears a dorky coonskin cap.


At Home in North Branch (Grandma's Attic Series)
At Home in North Branch (Grandma's Attic Series)
Author: Arleta Richardson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 5/20/2006


At home in North Branch--what could be better? Happy with Len in their little house by the river, surrounded by friends, Mabel is content with her life as schoolteacher and minister's wife in the small logging community. But a storm is about to break over North Branch, and no one in town will be left untouched.


Away from Home (Grandma's Attic, Bk 5)
Away from Home (Grandma's Attic, Bk 5)
Author: Arleta Richardson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 5/20/2006


When you're sixteen, everything is momentous. That's what Mabel's best friend, Sarah Jane, tells her as they begin their first year of school at the academy in town. Away from their farm homes and families for the first time, the two girls must contend with a new school, new acquaintances, and new ways of doing things.


Baby Island
Baby Island
Author: Carol Ryrie Brink, Helen Sewell (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/20/2006


Shipwrecked! For twelve-year-old Mary Wallace and her ten-year-old sister Jean, floating on the sea in a lifeboat seems more like a dream than reality-actually, more like a nightmare. But they're not the only survivors of the ocean liner, sunk on its way to Australia.


Big Trouble for Roxie (Best Friends, Bk 2)
Big Trouble for Roxie (Best Friends, Bk 2)
Author: Hilda Stahl
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 5/8/2007


Best Friends #2. Roxie was really scared. If Chelsea and the other girls she'd made the Best Friends Pact with ever found out all the terrible things she'd done, they might never speak to her again.


Birch Hollow Schoolmarm (Bender, Carrie, Dora's Diary, 1.)
Birch Hollow Schoolmarm (Bender, Carrie, Dora's Diary, 1.)
Author: Carrie Bender
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/20/2006


Back by popular demand, Carrie Bender begins a new series about Dora, the adopted daughter of Miriam and Nate (in Miriam's Journal). Dora runs around with the Amish youth, them makes her peace with parents and church. Family friends call her to teach for an Amish community in Minnesota.


Coming Home (Heartland, Bk 1)
Coming Home (Heartland, Bk 1)
Author: Lauren Brooke
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/13/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Scholastic book. Heartland is a horse farm nestled in the hills of Virginia, but it's much more than that. Heartland is like no other place-it's a place where the scars of the past can be healed, a place where frightened and abused borses learn to trust again.


Dog at the Door (Animal Ark, Bk 25)
Dog at the Door (Animal Ark, Bk 25)
Author: Ben M. Baglio, Jenny Gregory (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/8/2007


Scholastic.Animal Ark. All animals and animal lovers are welcome at the Animal Ark Veterinary Clinic. At Animal Ark, Mandy Hope helps her parents treat animals of all shapes and sizes. Even outside the clinic, Mandy can't resist helping any animal in need.


The Dragon of Despair (Firekeeper Saga, Bk 3)
The Dragon of Despair (Firekeeper Saga, Bk 3)
Author: Jane Lindskold
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/8/2007
Helpful Score: 2


3rd in the series. Fantastic books!!!


Dragon's Gate (Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1867)
Dragon's Gate (Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1867)
Author: Laurence Yep
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 11
Review Date: 5/8/2007


True story, very interesting and informative. easy reading. Newberry Honor book


The Education of Little Tree
The Education of Little Tree
Author: Rennard Strickland (Adapter), Forrest Carter
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/13/2007
Helpful Score: 3


Book of the Year-Abby Award Winner. A Cherokee boyhood of the 1980's remembered in generous, loving detail..an unbelievably rich young life. A felicitous remembrance of a unique education.--Kirkus Reviews.


Elizabeth Gail and the Mystery at the Johnson Farm (Elizabeth Gail, Bk 1)
Review Date: 5/8/2007


Wind Rider Books. Elizabeth Gail Dobbs was determined never to love anybody again--especially not foster parents! Yet, the Johnson home was different. Never in her eleven, almost twelve years had Libby seen such a house or met such a warm Christian family.


Entrance to Eden (Harlequin Romance, No 2892)
Entrance to Eden (Harlequin Romance, No 2892)
Author: Sue Peters
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 2/11/2006


With their aristocratic host, York Demster, dared to doubt their capabilities, Kay openly vowed that before the "I dos" were done, he'd literally eat his words!


Finding Buck McHenry
Finding Buck McHenry
Author: Alfred Slote
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 5/20/2006


When the coach says Jason is thinking more about baseball-card collecting than about ball playing, he cuts him from the team. Jason will have to play on the Little League's new expansion team-the reject team--which doesn't even have a coach.


The Flaming (Harlequin Historical, No 121)
The Flaming (Harlequin Historical, No 121)
Author: Pat Tracy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 2/11/2006


Rancher Morgan Grayson stood to inherit a bundle-if he married his uncle's spinster sister-in-law. and spirited Anya Delangue was hardly the frumpy Englishwoman Morgan had expected. In fact, he was willing to bet that this businesslike alliance would heat up in no time.


Foals in the Field (Animal Ark, Bk 24)
Foals in the Field (Animal Ark, Bk 24)
Author: Ben M. Baglio, Jenny Gregory (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/13/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Scholastic Books. At Animal Ark, Mandy Hope helps her parents treat animals of all shapes and sizes. Even outside the clinic, Mandy can't resist helping any animal in need.


FOURS A CROWD (TGIF 3) : FOURS A CROWD (Tgif!, No 3)
Review Date: 5/20/2006


Samantha, go home! Everyone's looking forward to Emily Delgado's stepsister's visit--everyone but Emily. Her parents hope Emily and samantha will be friends. Emily's friends Lexie and Kaitlin think Sam sounds like fun. They're wrong!


Frozen Summer
Frozen Summer
Author: Mary Jane Auch
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/21/2006


It's 1816 and Remembrance Nye and her family are enduring a cold, hard summer in their new home in western New York. There's barely any food, since Papa's crops were destroyed by the late frosts. Mem's mama has never gotten used to their new home and finds it even harder to cope after she gives birth to baby Lily.


The Greedy Gremlin (Pixie Tricks, Bk 2)
The Greedy Gremlin (Pixie Tricks, Bk 2)
Author: Tracey West
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/11/2006


Violet Briggs just met someone who's really out of this world. He's a fairy named Sprite and he has a huge secret! Fourteen fairies escaped from the Otherworld and they're causing all kinds of trouble.


Hair in the Air
Hair in the Air
Author: Gary Hogg
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 5/13/2007


scholastic.Getting into trouble is what Spencer does best. And when spencer gets into trouble, there's an adventure waiting to happen!


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