Pamela S. Turner




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Pamela S. Turner

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I was very interested in books as a child. I still remember how hard I worked as a four-year-old at learning to write my name because my mother promised I could have a library card as soon as I could scrawl "PAMELA." When my parents made me turn my bedroom lights out at night, I would read by the tiny red light on the temperature control for my electric blanket. I grew up in Riverside--a rather hot part of Southern California. I was forced to sweat through many books, and not just because I was worried about the hero. The first thing I can remember wanting to be is a children's author. I also loved animals. We had a dog and a big outdoor cage full of doves. My good friend, Jenny, lived on a dairy farm and it was critter heaven for me. We wo ...more


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As usual with Sally Walker's work, the subject is fascinating and the prose is clear and compelling. GHOST WALLS looks at American history through the story of a colonial homestead. The book is a wonderful mix of history, science, and technology, and ...more
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It's not very often that you see a book that so perfectly intertwines history, politics, science and technology, but Sally Walker makes it all work. My vague notion of the "Mason-Dixon line" before reading BOUNDARIES was that it was some sort of, uh, ...more
The Dolphins of Shark Bay by Pamela S. Turner
" Actually, I think you're confusing some of the young women in the book. One (Katie) was the girlfriend (now wife) of Eric, Janet's graduate student. S ...more "
The Dolphins of Shark Bay by Pamela S. Turner
"The Dolphins of Shark Bay is another fine entry in the Scientists in the Field series. Telling the story of dolphin researchers in a remote Australian cove, Turner explores their world in a fascinating way. I love the way the author injected her v..." Read more of this review »
The Dolphins of Shark Bay by Pamela S. Turner
"In this Scientists in the Field book, author Pamela S. Turner follows scientist Janet Mann as she researches the dolphins around Monkey Mia, a part of Shark Bay in Western Australia. Shark Bay seems to have conditions ideal for dolphins, and so th..." Read more of this review »
The Dolphins of Shark Bay by Pamela S. Turner
"Age: 10-14 yrs

Length: 80 pgs

Summary: This book is part of the Scientists in the Field series. The setting is Shark Bay in Australia and the author describes the research and observations of Janet Mann and her crew on the Pomboo. She has been study..." Read more of this review »
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I certainly struggled a bit, especially in the middle of the sagas, to connect emotionally to Nathaniel and Quentin; they both started
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C.S. Lewis
“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
C.S. Lewis, On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature




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