Search Results: "Arthur Slade"


BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND OF DOOM by Arthur Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"By turns touching and pulse-pounding, this conclusion will leave fans fully satisfied. (Steampunk. 11-14)"
Modo is back for one last adventure. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE OF RUINS by Arthur Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Another fun outing, sure to please series fans. (Steampunk. 10-14)"
Brittania's secret weapon, shape-changing orphan Modo, returns for a third steampunky, jingoistic outing. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

Starring a Canadian teenager whose entire family on one side has for centuries been killed by lightning and a small, pink companion pig who is the brains of the pair for all that she can only oink, this boarding-school tale labors at times but achieves a certain amount of offbeat appeal. Read full book review >

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MEGIDDO’S SHADOW by Arthur Slade
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A good match with Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful (2003). (map, author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
What would it be like to have your faith in God and country tested in the Holy Land itself? Read full book review >

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DUST by Arthur Slade
FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2003

"Although the two differ in setting and subject, Dust resembles last year's Tribes in its originality as well as its deft execution. (Fiction. 11+)"
In this mesmerizing variation of the "stranger comes to town" plot, a Saskatchewan farming community falls under the spell of a mysterious visitor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Slade's dialogue continues to be clunky, but the adventure continues to soar—anyone who hasn't started the series yet should grab both volumes right now. (Steampunk. 10 & up)"
Volume two of Slade's steampunk series starts with a shipwreck, the lone survivor of which is raised by the evil Clockwork Guild and transformed into Modo's perfect nemesis: The one doesn't dare show his true face, and the other has been rendered invisible and has no face to show. Read full book review >

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THE HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS by Arthur Slade
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"An excellent start to a promising new series. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Steampunk is hot, and here the tropes are further enlivened by literary shout-outs. Read full book review >

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TRIBES by Arthur Slade
FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"Readers who enjoy Percy's story might be pointed toward Kurt Vonnegut's works. (Fiction. YA)"
Percival Montmount has his father's eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
by Marc Brown, illustrated by Marc Brown, developed by ScrollMotion
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2011

"Overall, Arthur would probably agree this app is a fine way to save paper and still enjoy a good read. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
This adaptation of Brown's newest Arthur story offers pretty much the traditional experience of reading a book; the interactive features that are the hallmark of this new generation of the "book" experience are somewhat limited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Slade River by Timothy Shambley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"A pleasant escape that's light on tension, suitable for fans of the genre."
An old-fashioned Western extolling the heroic exploits of two Texas Rangers in the 1800s. Read full book review >

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SLADE HOUSE by David Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Though there's something of an inside joke happening on every page, Mitchell serves up a story that wouldn't be out of place alongside The Turn of the Screw. Ingenious, scary, and downright weird."
At the end of life, does a writer's every word flash before his or her eyes? Read full book review >

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ROXANNA SLADE by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1998

"Roxana is a memorable figure, and further indication of Price's quiet, precise power as a novelist."
A lovingly detailed record of a long and seemingly modest life, given resonance by the prolific Price's extraordinary language and his sharp eye for the subtle complexities of character (The Promise of Rest , 1995, etc.). Read full book review >