Search Results: "Andrea Offermann"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHISPERING TREES by J.A. White
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This title has all the ingredients—a doughty heroine and her admirable younger brother, an unreliable guide who can't stay the same age for long, and a heavy 'ick' factor—to keep readers glued to it. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
This fantasy follow-up to A Path Begins (2014) continues the story of 12-year-old Kara Westfall and her brother, Taff, who escape their village by riding the mare Shadowdancer into the surrounding Thickety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YVAIN by M.T. Anderson
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 14, 2017

"A compulsively readable and eminently enjoyable retelling that breathes new life into an old classic. (author's, illustrator's notes) (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
The violence and romance of Arthurian legend practically pop off of the pages of Anderson (Symphony for the City of the Dead, 2015, etc.) and Offermann's (Well of Witches, 2016, etc.) striking graphic-novel adaptation of Chretien de Troyes' epic poem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PATH BEGINS by J.A. White
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"The spellbinding story, lashings of suspense and stalwart heroine will draw in fantasy fans and keep them reading until the bitter ending. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Nail-biting suspense is the hallmark of this long fantasy novel, from the terrifying prologue to the shocking epilogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST SPELL by J.A. White
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Magic, suspense, and close calls—what could be better? (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This long-anticipated finale to the Thickety fantasy series will provide readers with as much excitement, monsters, evil characters, and constant change as they need to stay glued to the page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT ZOO by Sonya Hartnett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An evocative story about unusual war victims whose enduring belief in goodness brings true freedom. (Fable. 10 & up) "
In a bombed town, two gypsy boys discover a zoo where abandoned animals teach them the meaning of freedom amid war's chaos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELL OF WITCHES by J.A. White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"This stirring adventure set in an intriguing world will keep readers riveted; series fans, beware: do not start this book close to bedtime. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
This third in the Thickety fantasy series provides particulars of the geography and culture of the mainland the siblings travel through to rescue their father from the witch Grace's final curse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST KNIGHT by Cornelia Funke
by Cornelia Funke, translated by Oliver Latsch, illustrated by Andrea Offermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Sword-swinging ghosts will haunt readers of this droll, harrowing and historically grounded ghost story. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Banished" to boarding school in contemporary Salisbury, England, 11-year-old Jon finds himself targeted by phantom riders determined to punish him for something that happened centuries before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Andrea Wisnewski
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Overall, however, an elegant addition to the cache of existing editions. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-7)"
This favorite fairytale has enticed many an illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUGDOG by Andrea U’Ren
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2001

"Good dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gender stereotyping gets a good thumping in this first book from U'Ren. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO BECAME BUFFALO BILL by Andrea Warren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A well-researched, engagingly written, though incomplete portrait of a fascinating, complex figure. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Warren explores how the man who became the most famous entertainer of his time and a legend of the "Wild West" grew up amid a violent regional conflict that would soon tear apart the nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OF SCARS AND STARDUST by Andrea Hannah
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"An intriguing puzzle of a book. (Paranormal/psychological suspense. 14-18)"
This crime thriller will have readers guessing whether it's paranormal or psychological. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODROSE by Andrea Cremer
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Fans will eat it up. (Paranormal adventure/romance. 14 & up)"
Fast paced and full of action, the Nightshade trilogy comes to a howling conclusion. Read full book review >