Search Results: "Caroline Starr Rose"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BIRDS by Caroline Starr Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Fans of Karen Hesse and the author's May B. (2012) will delight in this offering. (author's note) (Historical fiction/verse. 10-13)"
Rose's novel in verse explores the mystery of the Lost Colony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAY B. by Caroline Starr Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"If May is a brave, stubborn fighter, the short, free-verse lines are one-two punches in this Laura Ingalls Wilder-inspired ode to the human spirit. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
As unforgiving as the western Kansas prairies, this extraordinary verse novel—Rose's debut—paints a gritty picture of late-19th-century frontier life from the perspective of a 12-year-old dyslexic girl named Mavis Elizabeth Betterly… May B. for short. Read full book review >

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OVER IN THE WETLANDS by Caroline Starr Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"A reassuring portrayal of a remarkable event in an equally remarkable natural world. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Like the animals that live there, Louisiana wetlands can survive even a hurricane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASPER AND THE RIDDLE OF RILEY'S MINE by Caroline Starr Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Villains and allies provide colorful melodrama, but it's the brothers' struggle to survive the Yukon wilderness with its harsh beauty and unforgiving cold that will keep readers entranced. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
News that gold's been discovered in northern Canada has just arrived in 1897 Seattle; learning that his brother, Mel, has joined the stampede of amateur prospectors, Jasper, 11, follows him north. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDE ON, WILL CODY! by Caroline Starr Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A robust lead-in to Cheryl Harness' They're Off! (2002) and other more detailed histories. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Horses and rider tackle time, distance, and the elements in this tribute to a legendary Pony Express gallop. Read full book review >

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M.J. ROSE - LA MAGIE ET L’AMOUR
by Bobbi Dumas

If you’ve followed my writing/reviews/blog for any length of time, there are a few things you may have picked up about me and my preferred reading.

I love Paris. I love books set during WWI, WWII, and the interwar years. I love stories with a magical element. And I certainly like an interesting twist.

So it should come ...


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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTS OUT by Jason Starr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Noir fiction has long mired ordinary guys in impossible situations. Starr's distinctive contribution is to make virtually everyone involved seethe with resentment from the opening scene. The result is scorching."
Starr raises the stakes from his usual sour-noir entries (Twisted City, 2004, etc.) by making his entire cast despicable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2010

"An uneven but well-documented mix of forensic science, narrative nonfiction and criminal psychology."
Important developments in 19th-century forensics and criminal justice are interwoven with the killing spree of French serial killer Joseph Vasher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOLLOWER by Jason Starr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2007

"As in his first seven novels (Lights Out, 2006, etc.), Starr updates the noir playbook by making every single character as unappealing as last night's cigarette smoke."
Starr's latest walk on the sour side stakes out his heroine between an insensitive lout and a murderous sociopath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVAGE LANE by Jason Starr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Clumsy prose and a dull plot that's anything but erotic."
Starr throws everything from scheming wives to child rape to crabs (and not the type one finds on a restaurant menu) into his latest effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARD FEELINGS by Jason Starr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Starr (Nothing Personal, 2000, etc.) makes all the right noir moves, but if noir to you means no more than dismal, be warned: you won't easily stomach self-hating, rancorous Richard."
For Richard Segal, these are the deep-dyed worst of times. Read full book review >