Search Results: "Carole Wilkinson"


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GARDEN OF THE PURPLE DRAGON by Carole Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"A map's magical appearance at the end leads in to volume three (already out in Australia), and at least one more chance for the author to make good on the opener's promise. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In this glacially paced sequel to Dragon Keeper (2005), Ping fusses, fumes, frets and eventually proves herself worthy of caring for the newly hatched dragon she's been given. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2007

"Ultimately doesn't deliver the substance its subject deserves."
A breezy investigation of the Roman Catholic Church's approach to demonic possession. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2009

"Wilkinson strikes exactly the right notes in this deft look at one of America's towering musical treasures."
An economical, unsentimental, illuminating look at the venerable folk singer. Read full book review >

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LAST STAND by Todd Wilkinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"A well-wrought portrait of a visionary side of Ted Turner that may be unfamiliar to many readers."
Journalist Wilkinson (Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War on Nature and Truth, 1998) explores the back story of Ted Turner's evolution from media mogul and devotee of Ayn Rand to the most successful and influential green capitalist in the world. Read full book review >

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GROUNDED by Sheena Wilkinson
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A talented writer and a fantastic story. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Declan Kelly returns in this sequel to the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Taking Flight (2014). Read full book review >

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RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though derivative, this new dystopian novel ultimately engages with its blurring of lines between medieval castles and sci-fi technology. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Selected as an Offering to the king, one teenage girl discovers the truth behind her country's revered leader and attempts to expose him in this nail-biting dystopian adventure. Read full book review >

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DEFINITELY COOL by Brenda Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Nevertheless, Roxanne's honesty and zeal, the affectionate bumbling of her longtime friend Rolland, and a liberal dose of contemporary slang make for an easy, timely slide through the first days of junior high. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Roxanne's exhilaration as she faces seventh grade is tempered only by her penchant for worry. Read full book review >

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MR. APOLOGY by Alec Wilkinson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 23, 2003

"A deft and memorable collection with both focus and elbow room from a class act in the world of magazine journalism."
Twenty-one stylish, purposeful, wide-ranging, and carefully wrought essays, most previously published in the New Yorker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2002

"Worthy of comparison to Roger Cohen's Hearts Grown Brutal (1998), Eric Carlson's I Remember Julia (1998), and other fine studies of savage wars in little-known places."
A young human-rights worker explicates a half-century's violence and terror in a small Central American nation. Read full book review >

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ON THE 7TH DAY, GOD CREATED THE CHEVROLET by Sylvia Wilkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 1993

"The last word in authenticity, but not an involving read."
The world of stock-car racing in the South, as experienced by two brothers, is the subject of Wilkinson's sixth novel (Bone of my Bones, 1982, etc.). Read full book review >