Search Results: "Cameron Dokey"


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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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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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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 >

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CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION by Peter Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Witty, intelligent, engrossing: Cameron (Andorra, 1997, etc.) offers a leisurely and old-fashioned narrative that nonetheless moves directly to a surprising but credible end."
An exceptionally moving and self-assured account of the odyssey of a young academic who sets off for South America to research the biography of an Uruguayan writer—and falls into a viper's nest of deception and intrigue. Read full book review >

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NATURAL ENEMIES by Sara Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 1993

"Nicely done eco-thriller in a fascinating African setting."
An American reporter attaches himself to the testy Kenyan policeman working to solve a gory murder discovered by the journalist. Read full book review >

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KISS THEM GOODBYE by Stella Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Incoherent plot, wooden dialogue, clumsy prose: in a word, abysmal. Cameron should be ashamed."
More sex and murder and boudin sausage, from Cameron (Key West, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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FAR-FLUNG by Peter Cameron
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"A weak, puppy-ish, unsatisfying collection."
Three stories at the book's end—all concerning the same Indiana family but all of whose characters are given long leash to act independently, non-conformingly, movingly—and the story ``Not the Point'' (a mother, having lost one teenage son to suicide, is anxious about her remaining teenage son's behavior) give notice that Cameron is able to write with emotional directness when he wants to. 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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THE WEEKEND by Peter Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Vigor and directness save Cameron's portrait of the chattering classes from preciosity; this fine storyteller is wise as well as clever."
What's planned as a peaceful summer weekend instead stirs up all its participants' insecurities in this beautifully modulated novel of relationships, Cameron's fourth work of fiction (after the story collection Far-Flung, 1991). Read full book review >