Search Results: "Arthur Slade"


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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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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 HORSES OF CENTRAL PARK by Michael Slade
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"The personalities of the two- and four-legged characters, the writing, the themes—all contribute to the pervasive tedium. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The eponymous horses can talk, which means that they respond to the friendly overtures of Wendell, 12, who has learned about such speech-empowered beasts from his uncle Chip. Read full book review >

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CRUCIFIED by Michael Slade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Overwriting takes the edge off the horror and slows the pace of what should be a nonstop thriller."
A downed World War II bomber is unearthed, launching a competitive search for a biblical secret that pits science against faith and threatens to bring down the Catholic Church. Read full book review >

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MUDDLE & MO by Nikki Slade Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A simple story with sweet illustrations that make this an easy entry for very young readers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Muddle the duck is confused as to why friend Mo looks so strange—before finally realizing that Mo is a goat, not a duck. Read full book review >

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THE ROADMAN BOOGIE by Nikki Slade Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Unsatisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
He's got the music in him, and he can't stop dancing. Read full book review >