Search Results: "Celia Rees"


BOOK REVIEW

SOVAY by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

It's best not to mess with Sovay Middleton. Read full book review >

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WITCH CHILD by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2001

"With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After watching her grandmother hang for being a witch, Mary journeys to the New World only to discover that human nature's desire to blame another is not limited to 17th-century England. Read full book review >

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THE WISH HOUSE by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Compelling for its examination of the darker side of desire both sexual and artistic. (Fiction. YA)"
An intense foray into first lust and the meanings of art in the summer of 1970 and six years later. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though the portrayal of Rob's deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored storytelling makes this a tale that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A dark and dangerous thrill ride pushes teen readers to the brink of their comfort zones when it comes to issues of love, lust, politics, family and war. Read full book review >

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CITY OF SHADOWS by Celia Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This will gratify young devotees of dark fantasy with its deliciously scary and compelling stories. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Born on a Friday at the stroke of midnight, Davey Williams is a "chime child" whose strange powers and extraordinary perceptions allow him to see ghosts and other supernatural beings. Read full book review >

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PIRATES! by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"An ambitious but fundamentally conventional tale, closer to Ann Rinaldi's historical novels than the more rousing likes of Avi's True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. (Fiction. YA)"
A rambling, romantic 18th-century tale features a teenaged British heiress who, along with her African half-sister, avoids Terrible Fate by becoming a pirate. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH OUT THERE by Celia Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Detecting with a techie tilt. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Originally published in Great Britain as Truth or Dare, Rees folds three strands of plot together into one intriguing mystery about 13-year-old Joshua's long-departed Uncle Patrick. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT LADYBUGS? by Celia Godkin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"But even if The Gardener's Bug Book (1994) doesn't list any caterpillars partial to peas, young naturalists will still enjoy this brief ecology lesson. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
In an effort to eliminate harmful insects, a gardener sprays his fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers with bug killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"An agenda-driven play-by-play that's told too far from the heat of the field."
Weighted report on the 1990 Democratic campaigns of Ann Richards, who won the statehouse in Texas, and Dianne Feinstein, who lost it in California; by the author of Fanny Wright: Rebel in America (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS THOUGHTS by Celia Fremlin
Released: Feb. 16, 1992

"Fremlin excels at psychological mystery (Listening in the Dusk, etc.) and, here, is pretty near the top of her form—from the dispassionate, cleareyed Clare to the childish, posturing Edwin, every character is incisively written."
Clare Wakefield is not pleased (to say the least) that her sadistic, habitually lying husband Edwin has escaped his abductors in the Middle East and is returning home—a media sensation, a hero. Read full book review >

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SKYDIVER by Celia Godkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Old or new, this success story will be welcomed by nature lovers. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Threatened with extinction across North America, peregrine falcons were bred in captivity and provided with new territories until their populations rebounded. Read full book review >