Search Results: "Carole E. Barrowman"


BOOK REVIEW

BONE QUILL by John  Barrowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Those looking for a detailed magical world should just stick with Harry Potter. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The magic—and confusion—of Hollow Earth (2012) continues in this befuddling sequel. Read full book review >

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HOLLOW EARTH by John  Barrowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Hopefully the sequel will draw a more coherent storyline. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
J.K. Rowling meets Blue Balliett in this series opener in which imagination comes to life—literally. Read full book review >

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DRAGON MOON by Carole Wilkinson
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"For all the tale's uneven pacing and quality, Ping's loyalty, intelligence and tenacity make her an admirable character, and dracophiles will enjoy watching the puppylike Kai at least begin (dragons are very long-lived) to come into his own. (glossary, Pinyin pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Young Ping at last finds a haven for her beloved dragon hatchling Kai in this contrived but adequate conclusion to a trilogy that began with Dragon Keeper (2005). Read full book review >

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DRAGON KEEPER by Carole Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

In this award-winning but uneven import, a young slave, her pet rat and a very old dragon flee across the ancient empire of the Han. Read full book review >

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ORIGINS OF THE UNIVERSE AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS by Carole Firstman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A saddening but ultimately redeeming memoir that, though well-paced and well-told, is of limited appeal."
Life with father isn't always the stuff of greeting cards. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE OF WHISPERS by Carole Martinez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Transient in impact, but a powerfully visualized magic-realist fable."
Rather than marry a brute, a 12th-century damsel opts for the life of an anchoress, walled up in a cell, in this mystical French story infused with fairy tale and feminism. Read full book review >

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Build Your A-Game by Carole Sacino
NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2014

"An often insightful book that focuses on women's challenges and celebrates the power of choice."
An executive coach offers a motivational prescription for women who want to make their marks in business. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2001

"A fine reference and research tool, written with a gracefulness that belies its thoroughness."
An examination of the extraordinary contributions of female primatologists to the advancement of the field, from primatologist and documentary filmmaker Jahme. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE POINT by Carole Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1993

"Crisp pacing, vivid minor characters, and a chilling psychological profile add up to absorbing storytelling that showcases a versatile talent."
The author of the cheerful series featuring Bonnie Indermill (Island Girl, etc.) is on a different tack here. Read full book review >

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THE STAR OF INDIA by Carole Buggé
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"A lovely read page by page, then, though it reminds you of Doyle's own problems sustaining a novel-length adventure."
Sherlock Holmes is immortal, of course, and lately Carole Nelson Douglas has given Irene Adler a new lease on life as well. Read full book review >

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JEAN RHYS by Carole Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Perhaps Angier's exhaustive but unsorted research will be of value to some future biographer who will do justice to Rhys, a fine writer."
This detailed study of the author of Quartet and Wide Sargasso Sea seems not so much a biography as a collection of annotated note cards and unedited lecture notes. Read full book review >