Search Results: "Alys Paterson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAPE OF MY HEART by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"While this may inspire children to create their own heart full of shapes they love, the title fails to deliver anything that has not been done before. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Singsong rhyming text introduces the myriad shapes encountered during the course of a child's day. But one shape—any guesses?—holds special significance. Read full book review >

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ALYS, ALWAYS by Harriet Lane
Released: June 12, 2012

"Controlled and precise, Lane's writing bewitches with its undertones of implied meanings and carefully hidden secrets. This is a gem."
In a dark forest, on a lonely road, in the bleakness of winter, Frances Thorpe sees the strange, illuminated contours of something within the trees. Read full book review >

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ROTTEN EGG PATERSON TO THE RESCUE by Colin Thiele
ADVENTURE
Released: April 15, 1991

From one of Australia's best authors for children, a disappointing, old-fashioned story. Read full book review >

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MUSIC OF THE DISTANT STARS by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2010

"Clare's Aelf Fen series (Mist Over the Water, 2009, etc.) offers a charming combination of the mysterious and mystical; the third volume continues in the same vein."
Apprentice healer Lassair, who lives in the small Fenland village of Aelf Fen, makes a visit to her grandmother's grave and is presented with yet another mystery. Read full book review >

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THE PATHS OF THE AIR by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Adroitly weaving medieval history into a rousing and mystical tale, the latest in the Hawkenlye series (The Enchanter's Forest, 2008, etc.) may be Clare's best yet."
Abbess Helewise of Hawkenlye and her friend Sir Josse d'Acquin are caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE HOME by Charles Paterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An encyclopedic and epistolary family history, a eulogy for pre-Reich Vienna and an ode to midcentury modernism."
The title of Paterson's debut memoir carries a dual meaning. As a child, the author fled the Nazis for a new life; as an adult, he created sanctuaries for others. Read full book review >

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THE RUFUS SPY by Alys Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Clare's (The Night Wanderer, 2016, etc.) newest medieval mystery blends history, romance, and a challenging puzzle."
A supernaturally gifted young woman is torn between two men. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTER’S FOREST by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Clare's latest fantasy set in the England of the 1100s (Heart of Ice, 2006, etc.) is better enjoyed as mystical history than detective fare."
A knight, a nun and a mysterious forest dweller combine their talents to solve mysteries. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE WOLF by Diane Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Lots of sound advice salts the story (and is summarized in fact sheets at the end of the book), which will make kids feel less helpless, if in no less awe, before the storm's brute force. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A hurricane is calling at the door. Read full book review >

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A RUSTLE OF SILK by Alys Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"Although this series debut would have benefited from more showing and less telling, a thoughtful hero and a likable supporting cast make a promising beginning."
A country physician untangles a web of deadly crime in Jacobean England. Read full book review >

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THE CASQUETTE GIRLS by Alys Arden
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Satisfying teen entertainment but also a cathartic, uncompromising tribute to New Orleans."
Set in a storm-ravaged New Orleans, this evocative paranormal romance pits teen heroine Adele against suave ghouls. Read full book review >

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THE WAY BETWEEN THE WORLDS by Alys Clare
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Clare's latest addition to the magical Aelf Fen series is a wonderful combination of mystery, mysticism and romance with a historical twist."
A young girl with strange powers fights the forces of evil. Read full book review >