Search Results: "Alex Scarrow"


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TIMERIDERS by Alex Scarrow
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the ending brings closure, there are still plenty of opportunities for a sequel, possibly multiples, to follow. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Time travel has become a reality in the future—but it becomes a dangerous reality when a megalomaniac decides to travel back to 1939 and tell Adolf Hitler how to win World War II. Read full book review >

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TIMERIDERS:  DAY OF THE PREDATOR by Alex Scarrow
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Readers will be intrigued, puzzled—and ready for the next one. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Time travel can be unpredictable. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE’S CONQUEST by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2002

"Good, clean, intelligent fun—even the frequent anachronisms (e.g., ancient Romans exclaiming 'Bloody marvelous!') can't spoil the show. (N.B.: Caratacus escapes. Prepare for another installment.)"
The continuation of Scarrow's Under the Eagle (2001) follows the adventures of Roman Centurion Macro as he defends himself against friend and foe alike during the invasion of Britain in A.D. 43. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE’S PROPHECY by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2006

"Scarrow again provides a vivid sense of history and several believable scenes of maritime action, and his righteous but flawed protagonists are winning heroes."
In their sixth adventure (The Eagle's Prey, 2005, etc.), centurion comrades Cato and Macro go to sea to recapture stolen scrolls invaluable to the emperor Claudius. Read full book review >

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IF THIS IS HOME by Kristine Scarrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Trials and tragedy with a happy ending for nearly all, a comfort read for teens. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jayce has coped with too much adult responsibility, with her mom raising the 16-year-old and her 4-year-old sister alone, barely scraping by. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE’S PREY by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2005

"Fifth series entry deftly balances gritty action with complex battle strategy and ancient historical detail. Scarrow has carved out a unique niche."
Further battlefield adventures of the ancient Roman centurions Macro and Cato. Read full book review >

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FIGHT FOR FREEDOM by Simon Scarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Marcus' exciting journey as a Roman slave and the unfolding of secrets and fortunes will have readers racing through the pages and eagerly anticipating the sequel, Street Fighter. (Historical adventure. 10-14)"
When his father, a former Roman centurion, is murdered, 10-year-old Marcus Cornelius Primus is enslaved and forced into training as a gladiator, and his mother, a former slave, is returned to slavery. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE EAGLE HUNTS by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2004

"An account of war and religious fanaticism with plenty of spice, though not up to the adventure level of the first two."
Third installment in Scarrow's saga of Roman centurion Macro (The Eagle's Conquest, 2002, etc.), who rose from obscurity to command legionaries in an obscure outpost of the Empire known as Britain. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE EAGLE by Simon Scarrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"A warmly welcome sequel looks assured."
A British high-school history teacher goes down, down, down into the world of Roman legions attacking Britain, getting into fine military nitty-gritty.Read full book review >

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STAY! by Alex Latimer
by Alex Latimer, illustrated by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Kid-friendly and full of action and gentle suspense, this selection will be a favorite of dog lovers and reluctant readers alike—and it comes with value-added dog-training tips. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if your dog just won't? Read full book review >

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THE JUNGLE GRAPEVINE by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"One wonders, too, about the choice of 'Jungle' for the title, since the setting, depicted in charming endpaper maps, appears to be a savanna. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Imbuing a game of "Telephone" with elements of Chicken Little's hysteria, Beard focuses on the animals dwelling around a watering hole in a fictive African landscape. Read full book review >