Search Results: "Carol Pack"


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Second Chronicles of Illumination by C. A. Pack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"The stakes have never been higher in Pack's inventive epic."
Pack's encore batch of riveting adventures about an interdimensional library system. Read full book review >

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GRRRLS ON THE SIDE by Carrie Pack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2017

"Like the riot-grrrl movement itself, unsubtle but full of heart. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast finds herself in the riot-grrrl scene. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA by Mary Fisk Pack
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An interesting concept poorly executed. Skip this series. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
One of six books in a series that aims to get girls interested in female historical figures. Read full book review >

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TRUE GRIT
by Myra Forsberg

Classic Western figures like John Wayne’s stubborn cattle rancher in Howard Hawks’ Red River, Lorne Greene’s stirring patriarch in Bonanza, and James Arness’ laconic Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke galvanize the big and small screens. But this genre’s books also offer plenty of intense characters to savor. Kirkus Indie recently reviewed two Western novels and a novella filled with bracing ...


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BOOK REVIEW

The Artsy Girl—in Bronze by T. A. Pack
Released: May 22, 2014

"A fun, G-rated, feel-good launch to a series sure to please teen audiences and those who appreciate the winning combination of art and good intentions."
In this YA fiction offering, a gaggle of misfit teenagers colorfully merges art and determination with a young go-getter at the helm. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 1992

"Despite occasional repetition and much melodrama, a mesmerizing peek into China's veiled backstage politics. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs; map—not seen.)"
A compelling and well-detailed biography of Kang Sheng, Mao's sadistic, Machiavellian head of secret police. Read full book review >

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Released: April 29, 2014

"Come for the literary sights and sounds, stay for Pack's miraculously fine-tuned imagination."
Pack's (Evangeline's Ghost, 2013, etc.) compilation includes the first five stories in a whimsical series about a library where books come to life. Read full book review >

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"Pack's teen curators grow a bit wiser, and more lovable, in this latest volume."
In the latest volume of Pack's (Becoming Johanna, 2016, etc.) YA fantasy series, curators Johanna and Jackson try to stave off a Terrorian invasion of the interdimensional library system.

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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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THE YEARBOOK by Carol Masciola
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"An entertaining, undemanding time-travel romance. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A troubled girl in foster care believes she has finally found where she belongs when she travels in time back to 1923. Read full book review >

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RAVENCLIFFE by Carol Goodman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Rife with atmosphere, adventure and romance, this is a fantasy world worth getting lost in for a while. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Half-breed Darkling Avaline Hall makes a triumphant return in the second installment of the Blythewood series. Read full book review >