Search Results: "Barry Tranter"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANKLIN FROG by Emma Tranter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"A winner. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Three generations of frogs demonstrate the circle of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COURTING FAVOUR by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"One sentence simply proceeds to the next, and event transpires to event, 'transpire' being a Tranter crutchword."
Dizzingly prolific Tranter (The Lion's Whelp, 1998, etc.) died last year, leaving a number of completed manuscripts to add to his nearly 90 published novels largely about Scotland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARCHMAN by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Braveheart'' of his time, offers a detailed, accessible take on life north of the border as armies and ideas clash, and monarchs and courtiers plot."
Scotland is barely saved from England's grasping Tudor monarchs as Tranter (The Riven Realm, 1985, etc.), a popular chronicler of Scottish history, tells the engaging story of John Maxwell, the young Warden of the Borderlands who routed the English, advised his monarch, and married for love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGACY by Kirsten Tranter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"A promising beginning to what will undoubtedly be a successful writing career."
Australian author Tranter makes her splendid debut with this novel about friendship, love, abuse and deceit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PENGUIN ROLLING DOWN A HILL by Kevin Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2016

"While this fantasy adventure tale would benefit from more characterization and tension, it still delivers a fun read."
A scrappy group attempts to overthrow an evil dream world ruler in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION'S WHELP by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

Another lively take on Scotland's turbulent history, by the wonderfully prolific Tranter (The Marchman, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COMMON LOSS by Kirsten Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Tranter, whose writing is solid but occasionally verges into overly oblique territory, deftly explores a friendship that's past its prime."
Australian writer Tranter's sophomore effort (The Legacy, 2010) examines the complexities of friendship. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Barry  Moser
adapted by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Never has that big bad wolf been better served. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The chubby piglets are very small, the wolf big, bony, and very bad, in this sly retelling of the familiar tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERO-TYPE by Barry Lyga
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"The message, though important, is more than clear; readers will really have to love the characters to see it through to the end. (Fiction. YA)"
Kevin Ross, aka Kross, receives a key to the small town of Brookdale and a free car from the mayor for heroically rescuing his schoolmate (and crush) from the hands of a murderer. Read full book review >

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<i>TITANIC</i> SINKS! by Barry Denenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"This is history at its best, an original and appealing way to mark the centennial of this familiar disaster. (author's note, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction.10-14)"
A memorial edition of an imagined magazine covers the construction and fateful voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, Queen of the Ocean, which sank in April 1912. Read full book review >