Search Results: "Ari Magnusson"


BOOK REVIEW

What YOU Can Do About Bullying by Max and Zoey by Ari Magnusson
Released: May 17, 2016

"Appealing, concrete, and easy-to-follow suggestions for kids—and adults—in dealing with challenging relationships."
An empowering comic book focuses on how to prevent and deal with bullying. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"All the fun of a children's book, coupled with the razor-sharp wit and potent insight that seasoned readers crave."
Magnusson's debut YA fantasy follows a young boy's flight from the wrath of bullies, taking him to another world from which there may be no escape. Read full book review >

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FALSE COVENANT by Ari Marmell
Released: June 26, 2012

"A romp with an edge and a feisty female lead: Fans will rejoice at the indication that this series has even more to come. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Widdershins is back, facing romance, supernatural foes and some serious soul searching. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Vividly captures the controversy and pain that accompanied this reopening of a dark chapter in American history."
A historian unravels the tangled story behind the establishment of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Not the comprehensive discussion that its subtitle would lead one to expect, but an endearingly smart and affectionate depiction of the healthy chaos of contemporary Jewish life. (Illustrations)"
A journalist provides a lively overview of current Jewish practice across denominational lines. Read full book review >

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SCOTLAND by Magnus Magnusson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Lively, opinionated, and dense with detail, Magnusson's tome belongs on the shelves of anyone interested in matters Scottish."
Almost as weighty as the Stone of Destiny, this vast, superb history relates Scotland's past over a dozen millennia. Read full book review >

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THE FISH CAN SING by Halldór Laxness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Altogether, one of this great writer's most unusual and attractive books."
A welcome reissue of the 1955 Nobel laureate's 1957 novel about an abandoned boy's embattled growth to manhood in an Icelandic village, complicated by his kinship with generations of fisherfolk and his fixation on an internationally famous opera singer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COVENANT'S END by Ari Marmell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Smart fantasy with heart and enough bad puns to last a lifetime. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Widdershins is back, in her last and most dangerous adventure. Read full book review >

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MISTLE CHILD by Ari Berk
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Fine bedtime fare for readers looking to cut down on their sleep. (Ghost story. 12-15)"
The bipolar young escort to newly dead souls introduced in Death Watch (2011) acquires potentially soul-corrupting powers and necromantic skills in this deliberately paced but strongly atmospheric middle volume. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"By turns dazzling, frustrating, enchanting, and vivid, this is a formidable first work whose timeliness is only underlined by recent events in the Middle East."
This debut by Elon, director of the Rabbinic Texts Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, is a haunting mixture of modes and voices. Read full book review >