Search Results: "Christopher Paolini"


BOOK REVIEW

ELDEST by Christopher Paolini
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"Derivative but exciting. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Eragon continues his Rider training in this dense sequel. Read full book review >

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INHERITANCE by Christopher Paolini
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Despite the long, anticlimactic wind-down, it is a strong conclusion to the crowd-pleasing series. (maps, multilingual word list) (Heroic fantasy. 12-15)"
Capping the former Inheritance Trilogy, this fourth epic-length episode brings teenage Dragon Rider Eragon at last to a decisive faceoff with his greatest enemy. Read full book review >

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ERAGON by Christopher Paolini
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

This solid, sweeping epic fantasy crosses vast geography as it follows 15-year-old Eragon from anonymous farm boy to sword-wielding icon on whose shoulders may rest the fate of Alagaësia. Read full book review >

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SWAMP GAS by Nicole Paolini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"In the end, Lana's election turns out to be a minor issue in this sardonic tale of who did what to whom. The justice-for-all conclusion, like the rest of this lively story, surprises and satisfies."
A wildly satirical story of Louisiana politics that provides enough zany characters to fill a New Orleans bayou and keep even Yankees laughing out loud. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two teens on a city basketball court start a game of matching each other's shots. Miss five tries and you are out! Read full book review >

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MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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STICKMAN ODYSSEY by Christopher Ford
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"A nifty concept that never really quite leaves the conceptual stage. (Graphic novel. 11-14)"
This may be a book that's better on the second reading. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"The animals, in dignified natural poses, generally occupy the foregrounds in Wormell's deeply shadowed color woodcuts, but even younger viewers should have no trouble following the human story—with or without the formal, all-caps text on each verso. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Printed on creamy stock between heavy purple covers, this majestic rendition of the Christmas story makes a sumptuous gift item. Read full book review >

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THE MARVELLOUS BLUE MOUSE by Christopher Manson
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1992

"Good story, well set. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The Lord Mayor has abused his trust: The city is poor, its buildings falling into decay while he squanders its wealth on pretentious follies. Read full book review >