Search Results: "Arthur Slade"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

MYSTERIOUS MISS SLADE by Dick King-Smith
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

"The climactic bits give shape to the story, but it hardly needs it: with a donkey to ride, plenty of playful dogs and cats, and a neverending supply of chips and cookies, Maggie makes a neighbor almost any child would love to have. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The author of Spider Sparrow (2000) again looks to society's margins, chronicling the growth of an unlikely friendship between a seedy, solitary septuagenarian and a newly arrived young family. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR TURNS GREEN by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Brown's familiar, brightly colored cartoon illustrations (printed in soy inks on recycled paper) feature schoolmates and family members sufficiently well identified that a new generation of Arthur readers could start with this timely title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Working on a school project his teacher calls "the Big Green Machine," Arthur finds many ways to save energy at home but frightens his little sister D.W., who thinks he and their father and Arthur's friend Buster might really be turning green. 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 >