Search Results: "Antonio Caparo"


BOOK REVIEW

INVISIBLE LINES by Mary Amato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Amato's mushroom metaphor aptly fits her young hero, who emerges from unpromising surroundings by following his mom's advice 'to rise above it.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
An upbeat teen with a talent for drawing and soccer who hails from the wrong side of the tracks learns to bloom where he's planted. Read full book review >

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ABBY CARNELIA’S ONE & ONLY MAGICAL POWER by David Pogue
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Despite its flaws, this debut makes the nice point that all kids are special, magical power or no. (Magical adventure. 9-12)"
Hard-boiled eggs that spin when 11-year-old Abby tugs on her "magical" earlobes? Read full book review >

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THE SHARK RIDER by Ellen Prager
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A few leaky seams aside, a seaworthy sequel to Shark Whisperer (2014). (maps, afterword) (Adventure. 10-12)"
Mysterious fish kills lead a team of young Sea Guardians to the British Virgin Islands for a round of investigative dives, brushes with disaster and, yes, shark riding. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC THIEF: FOUND by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"The author brings the story to a strong close, too—but, good news, she has admitted in an interview to considering further sequels. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The wild magical menace barely fended off in Magic Thief: Lost (2009) is headed for the town of Wellmet, and only the guttersnipe-turned-wizard's apprentice Connwaer and his gruff master, Nevery Flinglas, realize the danger. Read full book review >

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THE SHARK WHISPERER by Ellen Prager
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Some may feel that the climactic eco-revenge is carried a bit far, but it's a splashy startup with a promising premise. (maps) (Adventure. 10-12)"
With help from an array of friendly wildlife, a band of summer campers stages a rescue and stymies a ruthless harvester of shark fins in this series opener. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC THIEF by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"All in all a sturdy start, illustrated with Caparo's realistic portraits at the chapter heads and reminiscent of Angie Sage's Septimus Heap tales (Queste, 2008, etc.) in style and setting. (map; glossary, runes and biscuit recipe not seen) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
An uncommonly engaging young narrator kicks this debut fantasy ahead of the general run. Read full book review >

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RUDOLPH SHINES AGAIN by Robert L. May
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Those who appreciated Caparo's illustrations in the original edition will also like this sequel and will probably overlook the unsuccessful story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this sequel to the original story about the famous reindeer with a glowing red nose, Rudolph loses his special power and then gains it back after helping find two lost bunnies. Read full book review >

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER by Robert L. May
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Rudolph and his contribution to the Santa saga seem firmly entrenched in American Christmas tradition, and this fresh look at the reindeer that triumphs over rejection and a seeming disability may be a new holiday classic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The original 1939 story about a reindeer with a noteworthy nose serves as the text of this lavishly illustrated, oversize interpretation of Rudolph's place in Christmas lore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING ON SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN by Elise Broach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2011

"Broach reserves plenty of suspicious characters, spooky landscapes and loose ends for the slated sequels, which both boys and girls will savor. (author's note) (Mystery. 8-12)"
This engrossing mystery pits three brothers recently transplanted from Chicago against the rocky caverns of Arizona's Superstition Mountain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC THIEF by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Apprentice magician Conn battles a new magical threat while continuing to drive friend and foe alike mad with irritation in this headlong sequel. Read full book review >

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THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS by Raymond Arroyo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"An unhappy blend of an imitative story and mediocre writing. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
When an impulsive bet sets an ancient prophecy in motion, one boy might be all that stands between a small town and the forces of evil. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SUICIDES by Antonio Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Another strong effort by the Spanish novelist, who again sets us up for the next installment of the series with a tantalizing ending."
In frigid Barcelona, senior members of a cosmetics company are dying by what appears to be suicide, each having received an email warning accompanied by a disturbing photo of dead dogs hanging from a tree. Read full book review >