f ON WRITING FOR CHILDREN
& OTHER PEOPLE
The Newbery Honor-winning author of To Be
a Slave shares his wisdom in a combination of
memoir and social criticism. He also offers
revealing anecdotes of the editorial process
and expresses the absolute importance of story.
Dial 160 pp. 0-8037-2867-0 $16.99
THE VOYAGES OF DR. DOLITTLE
See page 27
Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson
f WATER: Tales of Elemental Spirits
“Six mesmerizing stories...A bountiful collection
for fantasy lovers.”—Booklist, starred review.
Firebird 272 pp. 0-14-240244-3 $6.99
f LOUISA AND THE MISSING HEIRESS
The First Louisa May Alcott Mystery
The debut of an exciting new historical mystery series featuring as the amateur sleuth the
real-life Louisa May Alcott. “Your favorite author
takes on a life of her own, and proves to be a
smart, courageous sleuth in this fascinating
new mystery series.”—Victoria Thompson,
author of the Gaslight Mystery series.
Signet 304 pp. 0-451-21179-0 $5.99
f LOUISA AND THE COUNTRY BACHELOR
A Louisa May Alcott Mystery
Louisa and the entire Alcott family, including
two of Louisa’s dear friends, spend what they
hope will be a relaxing summer in Walpole,
New Hampshire. But a mysterious missing
husband and a mortal accident cast shadows
over their efforts...and provoke Louisa into
seeking out a murderer.
Signet 288 pp. 0-451-21471-4 $5.99
Available April 2005
L. M. Montgomery
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
See Canadian Literature, page 32
LISA BRIGHT AND DARK
Selected by The New York Times as “one of the
outstanding books of the year.” This is a novel
of a young girl’s journey toward the strange
hypnotic world of madness.
Signet 144 pp. 0-451-16684-1 $5.99
f THE PRIVILEGE OF YOUTH
A Teenager’s Story of Longing
for Acceptance and Friendship
From the author of A Child Called “It,” The Lost
Boy, and A Man Named Dave, comes the missing
chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of
adulthood. “Pelzer demonstrates, as few have,
that it is in the darkest skies that the stars are
best seen.”—Richard Paul Evans.
Plume 288 pp. 0-452-28629-8 $12.00
Also by Dave Pelzer: Help Yourself, 0-452-28276-4,
A Man Named Dave 0-78651-894-4.
56 Young Adult / Education
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f HOUSE OF STAIRS
“A riveting suspense novel with an anti-behaviorist message that works...because it
emerges only slowly from the chilling
Firebird 176 pp. 0-14-034580-9 $5.99
f IN TERSTELLAR PIG
“Sleator draws the reader in with intimations
of danger and horror...Great fun.”—Booklist.
Firebird 208 pp. 0-14-037595-3 $5.99
Penina Keen Spinka
The spellbinding follow-up to Picture Maker in
which the majestic wilds of North America
circa A.D. 1000 are bitterly divided by blood
NAL 512 pp. 0-451-41111-0 $7.99
f I AM MORDRED: A Tale of Camelot
“Humanizes Arthurian archvillian Mordred in
a thoroughly captivating and poignant
tale.”—Booklist, starred review.
Firebird 192 pp. 0-698-11841-3 $5.99
f I AM MORGAN LE FAY: A Tale of Camelot
“Springer wields language like a sword, and
both blood and flowers spring to these pages
in vivid hues.”—Booklist, starred review.
Firebird 240 pp. 0-698-11974-6 $5.99
f THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
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Maureen Crane Wartski
A BOAT TO NOWHERE
“A fine novel of the Vietnamese people and
the triumph of their spirit over adversity...
beautifully told.”—Alton Kastner, International Rescue Committee.
Signet 160 pp. 0-451-16285-4 $5.99
Kate Douglas Wiggin
f REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM
See page 4
“An engaging drama…recalls the work of
Anne Tyler.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer. “A
clever, knowing take on obsession and rebellion.”— The New York Times Book Review.
Berkley 304 pp. 0-425-18830-2 $14.00
SOME THINGS THAT STAY
“Willis tells a coming-of-age story that is tender and moving. A first novel worth reading.”
Berkley 288 pp. 0-425-17960-5 $14.00
f GRO WING WINGS
“A fast-paced and suspenseful fantasy.”—School
Firebird 224 pp. 0-14-230219-8 $6.99
Susan Wittig Albert
f THE TALE OF HILL TOP FARM
The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
“In the debut title of a new, lighthearted series
inspired by the charming children’s author,
Beatrix Potter buys a farm in England while
her animal friends set out to solve a mystery.
For all ages, from young adult to adult.”—
Berkley 304 pp. 0-425-19634-8 $22.95
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
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Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
IN THEIR OWN WAY
Discovering and Encouraging
Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences
Revised and Updated
The author explains that by labeling children
as “underachievers,” or as suffering from
“learning disabilities, parents and educators
often overlook students who are in possession
of a distinctive combination of multiple intelligences.
Tarcher 288 pp. 1-58542-051-4 $14.95
7 KINDS OF SMART
Identifying and Developing
Your Many Intelligences
Revised and Updated
with Information on 2 New Kinds of Smart
Plume 320 pp. 0-452-28137-7 $15.00
THE MYTH OF THE A.D.D. CHILD
50 Ways to Improve Your Child’s
Behavior and Attention Span
Without Drugs, Labels or Coercion
Provides parents and professionals with 50
innovative and proven strategies they can use
to help children overcome their attention and
behavior problems and helps parents decide
which strategies are most appropriate.
Plume 320 pp. 0-452-27547-4 $13.95
THE WESTERN CANON
The Books and School of the Ages
“This book of essays represents Bloom at his
most celebratory, and there’s a wonderful,
vigorous energy about it.”— Booklist.
Riverhead 546pp. 1-57322-514-2 $17.00
Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins,
and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page
Three Young Men Make a Promise
and Fulfill a Dream
“Probably the most important book for
African-American families that has been written since the protest era. It just may change a
teen’s future.”—Chicago Sun-Times.
Riverhead 272 pp. 1-57322-989-X $14.00