Search Results: "Carol Snow"


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BUBBLE WORLD by Carol Snow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"Freesia's plenty spunky, and so is this hilarious book. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Freesia lives on a seemingly magical island where every whim is answered in this nifty sci-fi comedy. Read full book review >

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SWITCH by Carol Snow
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Claire's quick-paced narration comes laced with bolts of sarcasm; the realistic problems blend successfully into a suspenseful, mystical story that will attract fans of both chick-lit and the supernatural. (Fantasy. YA)"
It usually happens to 15-year-old Claire when there's a thunderstorm, and only with someone born under the same moon. Read full book review >

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FOR by Carol Snow
Released: April 1, 2000

"She is least poetic and most didactic when performing her syntactic legerdemain."
Snow, who lives in San Francisco, won the Book Award from the Poetry Center at San Francisco State University in 1990 for Artist and Model, her first collection of poetry. Read full book review >

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SNAP by Carol Snow
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"As in Switch (2008), Snow blends mysticism, suspense and realistic family problems into a well-tuned chiller with enormous teen appeal. (Supernatural. YA)"
After Madison Sabatini's family dumps their summer vacation in Hawaii for a mildewed hotel room in Sandyland, things go from "craptacular" to "suckerific" when her parents also reveal that their expensive home is being foreclosed and that they'll be staying in the sleepy seaside town indefinitely. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PLACE ON EARTH by Carol Snow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Though the story is not particularly cohesive, its characters carry the day. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Most of the time, "the world is ending" is a metaphor. But what if it really is ending? Read full book review >

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HOW DOGS REALLY WORK! by Alan Snow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"De gustibus. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Cutaway cartoons reveal that the Dog is really filled with levers, pistons, tubes, vats, memory banks, sniff motors, and waste disposal plumbing. Read full book review >

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WHEN BRITAIN BURNED THE WHITE HOUSE by Peter Snow
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"With ample quotes from English letters and diaries, Snow ably brings out the humanity of his subjects."
Veteran journalist Snow (To War with Wellington, 2010, etc.) novelistically recounts the British invasion of 1814. Read full book review >

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I INVENTED THE MODERN AGE by Richard Snow
Released: May 14, 2013

"Stylistically, Snow mimics the marvelously folksy, protean temperament of his subject, dwelling on Ford's early mechanical inventions rather than his latter problematic prickliness, and everywhere portraying a compelling character."
Evidently fired up by Ford's success story, former American Heritage editor-in-chief Snow (A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II, 2010, etc.) conveys his interest by delving deeply into the details of Ford's mechanical genius. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"An accomplished historian with a welcome personal touch."
Former longtime American Heritage editor Snow (Coney Island: A Postcard Journey to the City of Fire, 1983, etc.) examines the Atlantic theater of World War II, where his father fought. Read full book review >

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BLACK GIRL MAGIC by Mahogany L. Browne
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"The most optimal way to enjoy this book is reading along with the author's PBS video—that synergy makes this small book sing. (Picture book. 6-adult)"
Wonder why this poet and these words seem so familiar? Readers may have caught her on PBS' "Brief but Spectacular" video series reciting it with the velocity and verve it richly deserves. Read full book review >

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WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA! by Alan Snow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"There's foolery aplenty, but this is the sort of sequel that offers more of the same rather than any new twists or developments. (partial cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
More cheese-centric shenanigans take the multispecies cast of Here Be Monsters (2006) far from the town of Ratbridge. Read full book review >