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A Mid-Semester Night's Dream
Holiday House, 2004; Ages 10-14; ISBN 0-823-41815-4
Morgan Yates has fallen for Ben Hennigen, but he doesn't know she exists. Then a teenage fairy godmother-in-training named Gretta Fleetwing comes to stay in Morgan's dollhouse. Gretta promises she can help Morgan with magic, but the fairy's spells have disastrous and hilarious results. The course of true love definitely does not run smooth in this wacky contemporary version of a A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Hoby Hobson has problems. The neighborhood bully, Hammerhead Jones, is waiting for the perfect chance to clobber him. Hoby's mother is pregnant and she's been acting strangely, and to top it off, he's just discovered an invisible boy named Zirc living in his backyard hammock. "Hoby is resourceful and realistic, and Zirc's futuristic slang is amusing."
An exciting blend of mystery and history, Oyster Moon is the story of Anna Shipherd, a waterman's daughter who must save her twin brother Toby from a cruel oyster boat captain in the height of the oyster wars on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the late 1800s. "Gripping… the author adroitly develops the ambiance of the time period without overshadowing the plot."
Seventeen year old An-ying has lived in America for ten years and wants to be treated like any other American teenager, but her Chinese parents just don't understand. "Meacham's characters - especially An-ying are lifelike and sympathetic, and the scenario she depicts indeed seems a slice of real life."
The Secret Of Heron Creek
William meets and befriends Chessie the Chesapeake Bay sea monster, but when the evil Mr. Harrigan kidnaps her, William must risk his life to save her.
The Boy on the Beach
When Jessie and her little brother find an injured boy on their beach, they want to help him, but they soon find out their problems have just begun.
Love In Focus
When her family moves to a new town, fifteen year old Jenny Whitlock is miserable, until she meets a great looking guy named Mark who shares her love of photography.
All Jessie's friends are away and she is stuck at home. It looks like a long summer until she meets Clay Wheeler, and realizes that he's staying with his grandparents who live right across the creek from her house.
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