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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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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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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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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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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ZIGBY DIVES IN by Brian Paterson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"This is an appealing addition, sure to please the preschool set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In the third installment of the Zigby series, the titular zebra enjoys another unexpected adventure, this time underwater. Read full book review >

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THE ROMEO CATCHERS by Alys Arden
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 23, 2017

"A meticulous blend of witchery, New Orleans lore, and teen angst. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
In this sequel to The Casquette Girls (2013), teen witches Adele and Isaac grow closer while fresh evil descends upon flood-ravaged New Orleans. Read full book review >

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SHADOWED EVIL by Alys Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Of all Clare's charmingly mystical looks at life and death in 13th-century England, this one-sitting read is by far the purest mystery."
A visit to a treasured childhood home involves Sir Josse d'Acquin and his wife, Helewise, in yet another murder. Read full book review >