Search Results: "Cameron Dokey"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY SLEEP by Cameron Dokey
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Readers will find more satisfaction in Gail Carson Levine's light-hearted Princess Tales series or the more complex fairy tale retellings by Donna Napoli. (Fiction 12+)"
In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a slow read. Read full book review >

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ZACK'S STORY by Cameron Dokey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A lighthearted camp romp with just enough danger and misadventure to keep the pages turning. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eleven-year-old Zack Wilson has dreamed of summer camp his whole life, and here he is at Camp Wolf Trail having the time of his life in this debut volume in the Boys Camp series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"It is also great ammunition for every kid who claimed a rude presence under the bed or in the closet: I told you so. (Nonfiction. 8-15)"
This latest collection of real stories from the paranormal investigatory group The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) has the same punch as its predecessor, Ghost Hunt (2010).Read full book review >

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WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While it can get bogged down in the minutiae of camera angles, set details, and the tedium of production, this is an illuminating, long-overdue book about the man who taught the world how to make a good film."
Curtis (Spencer Tracy, 2011, etc.) details just about every aspect of director and film production designer William Cameron Menzies (1896-1957).Read full book review >

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CAMERON AND THE GIRLS by Edward Averett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Complex questions are carefully presented but answered too simply in this nevertheless intriguing exploration. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In an engaging if predictable cautionary tale, 14-year-old Cameron stops taking medications for his schizophreniform disorder and finds that his choice brings unwanted consequences. Read full book review >

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CAN'T-DANCE-CAMERON by Emily Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Lovely to look at—and just kooky enough to keep readers engaged for the hoary message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can Cameron kick up a capercaillie ceilidh—a shindig, that is, a hoedown, a bird hop—in the ancient evergreen woodlands under the Cairngorms, or is he a grouse with two left feet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Rich with detail and emotion, a sophisticated read for teens and adults alike. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, this lesbian coming-of-age story runs the gamut from heart-rending to triumphant, epic to mundane. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE AWESOME COMICS by Neill Cameron
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A friendly and engaging orientation for emerging comics creators, although the activity pages make this one for home collections rather than library use. (appendices) (Graphic nonfiction. 6-10)"
A cheerful guide offering a beginner's course in designing comics. Read full book review >

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THE EVIDENCE ROOM by Cameron Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"A promising debut whose ending doesn't quite live up to the rest of the story."
A Florida police officer and a nurse tackle a cold case. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A self-indulgent self-help experiment that yields little."
One man's futile quest to live up to Benjamin Franklin's famous virtues. Read full book review >

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PAISLEY HANOVER KISSES AND TELLS by Cameron Tuttle
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"Jam-packed with snarky observations and razor-sharp dialogue, this is teen chick lit with a brain. (Fiction. YA)"
Sassy Paisley Hanover is back in action to defend her unpopular peers (aka the Unpops) in this spunky sequel to Paisley Hanover Acts Out (2008). Read full book review >