Search Results: "Amanda Coplin"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Superb work from an abundantly gifted young writer."
Set in early-20th-century Washington state, Coplin's majestic debut follows a makeshift family through two tragic decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROFTON’S FIRE by Keith Coplin
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"Excellent work by a self-described 'overnight success' who's spent the past 40 years trying to get a novel published."
The adventures of a young lieutenant in the post-Civil War army are balanced with his sweet private life—in a debut from a Kansas-based professor near retirement age. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN THE STORY DRAGON by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake, it's very satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A story-reading dragon—what's not to like? Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF THE BIRDS by Amanda  Hall
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Trimming Irving's elaborate language, Hall's version is still colorful and slightly exotic, and much more suited to its younger audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hall's story follows its inspiration, Washington Irving's tale of the Pilgrim of Love from his Alhambra, and uses some familiar fairytale tropes. Read full book review >

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TWO'S COMPANY by Amanda Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Light without being silly, serious yet not solemn, Benjamin's first book hits all the right notes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A whimsical but respectful look at the anxieties faced by a small child whose parent is remarrying. Read full book review >

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WALLY DOES NOT WANT A HAIRCUT by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Cute—but it doesn't stand out from the flock. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Wally's got one wild and wooly problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG DAYS by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Wonderfully sympathetic and amusing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a clever approach to the new-baby and sibling rivalry theme, Otis, the endearing canine from Dog Eared (2002), finds himself neglected, ignored, and forgotten when a new kitten joins the family and Lucy, his beloved owner, is occupied helping her little sister learn to take care of her new pet. Read full book review >

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HECTOR'S NEW SNEAKERS by Amanda Vesey
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Whether peer-driven shoe-freaks will swallow the message is a question; they're mostly older than the target audience, but it's well worth a try—and amusing to see that this problem is international. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hector is mortified: his birthday sneakers look and feel fine, but—instead of the all-important soccer insignia—this cheaper pair sports gold stars. Read full book review >

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SEPTEMBER 17 by Amanda Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Riveting and heartbreaking alike, especially as readers count down the days to the tragedy they know is coming. (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Among the many tragedies of World War II, the largely forgotten sinking of a ship that was ferrying 90 young British children to the safety of Canada must be counted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LULLABY by Amanda Hocking
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"That said, this second outing is unlikely to win new fans to the series. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
To feed or not to feed; that is the question that plagues Gemma as she attempts to make peace with her decision to live alongside her siren sisters while denying the more monstrous temptations that come part and parcel with the tail and the scales. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY by Amanda Foody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"A book that aims high but attempts to cover too much territory. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Magic, murder, and mayhem abound in Foody's debut. Read full book review >