Search Results: "Catherine Blackwood"


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A LATE BLOOM by Catherine Blackwood
Released: July 8, 2011

"A convincing depiction of rediscovering trust and love in a shattered life."
A Scottish woman attempts to overcome abuse and molestation in hopes of opening up to true love after a series of devastating misfortunes. Read full book review >

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IVY LOVES TO GIVE by Freya Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Right on target for young children, this offering seamlessly captures the world of a toddler and presents a nice blend of humor and warmth along with an affectionate acceptance of the learning process and a most satisfying finale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ivy is a particularly generous toddler who is learning where things belong. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 100 DAYS by Gary Blackwood
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The synthesis makes for a thrilling, thoroughly road-worthy joy ride. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
It's 1891, and young Harry Fogg's obsession with automobiles has landed him in jail. Read full book review >

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MYSTERIOUS MESSAGES by Gary Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Writing with the same animation that infuses his other accounts of historical enigmas and events (Perplexing People, 2006, etc.), Blackwood plunges into the history of codes and ciphers, cryptograms, nomenclators and steganography. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 15, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
A wealth of information and hundreds of illustrations, compactly presented but marred by sloppy editing and a cluttered layout. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"The solid bibliography, end notes and guide to websites will take interested readers further. (index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The automobile had only been around for two decades and was seen as no more than "an ingenious toy" when, in 1908, the French paper Le Matin and the New York Times co-sponsored a New York-to-Paris auto race. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF THE DUCHESS by Caroline Blackwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 1995

"A terrifying look at how far the mighty can fall when infirmity and poor judgment put them into nefarious hands."
The chronicle of dogged journalist/novelist Blackwood's quest to discover the fate of Wallis Simpson—for whom King Edward VIII gave up the throne and settled for the title duke of Windsor—after the death of her husband. Read full book review >

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CURIOSITY by Gary Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2014

"A thrilling look at the 19th-century age of automata—'a time of curiosity-seekers'—and the riveting story of a likable Philadelphia boy whose life of the mind helps him transcend his extraordinary, oft-cruel circumstances. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Rufus Goodspeed is dangerously good at chess. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF THE HANGMAN by Gary Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Disappointingly, Washington never does turn up, but readers will be swept along by this what if? adventure, and will find Franklin's philosophy as applicable today as ever. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
A wastrel-in-training finds cause, and a Cause, to mend his ways in this alternate history from the author of Shakespeare's Scribe (2000). Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S SPY by Gary Blackwood
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Peppered like its predecessors with hilarious wordplay and real stagecraft, with historical incidents woven into a complex but expertly controlled plot, this new act will draw enthusiastic ovations from fans, theatergoers, or otherwise. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Street-waif-turned-actor Widge stumbles into adolescence as he makes a third entrance onto the vividly rendered stage of Elizabethan London's "backstreets and snickleways." Read full book review >

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MISS ELLICOTT'S SCHOOL FOR THE MAGICALLY MINDED by Sage Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Chantel is a magical heroine to be celebrated, deportment notwithstanding. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Owl's bowels! Someone's kidnapped the sorceresses of Lightning Pass! Read full book review >

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TOM CLANCY UNDER FIRE by Grant Blackwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"A complex international adventure that's less military hardware-centric than Clancy solo, but Blackwood uses 'notional,' which fans will know is homage to the maestro."
Clancy's gone, but Blackwood (Dead or Alive, 2010, etc.) continues his international action-adventure series by dispatching Jack Ryan Jr. into espionage's "wilderness of mirrors."Read full book review >