Search Results: "Amalie Howard"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FALLEN PRINCE by Amalie Howard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Popcorn fiction at best. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A parallel-dimension-jumping cyborg soldier must make questionable alliances to save her country from an existential threat in this sequel to The Almost Girl (2013).Read full book review >

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The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2013

"A lovely, tear-jerking tale of time travel, familial love, and sacrifice."
In this first book in a YA sci-fi series, a grieving teenager goes back in time in a desperate attempt to save her younger brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCIE by Amalie Skram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2002

"An exemplary work of scholarly rediscovery."
This fluent translation makes available one of the little-known classics of Norwegian fiction: a vividly detailed, subtly accusatory study of the catastrophic pairing of two irreconcilable opposites: avatars and victims of a sexist, class-obsessed society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUBBUB ABOVE by Arthur  Howard
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"The United Nations could use a Sydney—most households could, too. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A heavenly quiet on the 52nd floor, high above chaotic Manhattan, is shattered when the new upstairs neighbors turn out to be elephants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DREAM DOG by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Certainly an ode to dog lovers, the conclusion may leave readers perplexed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy wonders what his dog dreams about. Read full book review >

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SERIOUS TROUBLE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Tucking plenty of wordplay into the brief text to complement his playful, loosely drawn illustrations, Howard produces another child-friendly episode, this one with an underlying message about parental expectations and being allowed to be one's own fool. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Another perceptive, deceptively cartoonish tale from Howard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIGGIE CHRISTMAS by Howard Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But there will be snorts and chortles galore in this exuberant holiday offering. (Picture book. 6-9)"
If Marge Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995) and Zoom Broom (1998) made your stomach hurt from laughter, you may need medical attention after getting a gander at these porcine takes on five familiar Christmas songs from the same illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOODWINKED by Arthur  Howard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"These illustrations enhance and enrich an amusing story that is sure to please. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When it's time to choose a pet, a young witch named Mitzi requires something that is definitely not cute or cuddly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR EMPIRE! by Abby Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A change of pace from the typical blood-and-guts approach to the topic, populous enough to sate even the most rabid dinophiles. (glossary) (Graphic informational fantasy. 9-11)"
A quick trip through the Mesozoic Era with a paleontologist is all young Ronnie needs to become a dino-maniac. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNHINGED by A.G. Howard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A world of weirdness that, sadly, necessitates a sequel. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Alyssa has returned from Wonderland, but her adventures are far from over in this convoluted sequel to Splintered (2013). Read full book review >