Search Results: "Claire Llewellyn"


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EXPLORERS:  REPTILES by Claire Llewellyn
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"An OK beginning for children just discovering their individual interests. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Two new entries expand the subject diversity of the Explorers series, marked by their short paragraphs of information, extensive index, labeled pictures and panoramic scenes. Read full book review >

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WILD, WET AND WINDY by Claire Llewellyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A thoughtful layout makes the information accessible both to an easy-reader audience and Eyewitness series enthusiasts. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Call them hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, or Willy-Willies, these forceful storms dramatically open the latest entry in the SuperSmarts series. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST BOOK OF TIME by Claire Llewellyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A thorough and useful presentation that includes a sensible note addressed to adults. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
An oversize book (10''x13'') with attractive cut-out color photos of children and objects, their delicately sketched backgrounds on generous white space, preserving an uncluttered look. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BOOK OF BUGS by Claire Llewellyn
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"The full-color cut-aways of ant colonies and bee hives, as well as the verdant overviews of the rainforest and deciduous forest floors, remove the 'creepiness' of these crawly creatures and make them resemble living jewels. (diagrams, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
If readers could crawl through the grass on six legs or float overhead on gossamer wings, the views this radiantly illustrated book provides might well reflect their world. Read full book review >

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ASK DR. K. FISHER ABOUT ANIMALS by Claire Llewellyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2007

"Animal lovers will eat this one up. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Llewellyn's K. Fisher (see publisher's name) is the Dear Abby of the animal kingdom. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1997

"The layout is dramatic, often with white text on black backgrounds, but cluttered: full-color close-ups of snake parts, a border of cartoon animals, boxes of things to do, puzzles, and true or false questions. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
The dramatic full-color cover illustration of a spitting cobra and hissing rattlesnake will attract browsers to this title, but the information they encounter within may make them feel hoodwinked. Read full book review >

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THE SEA GARDEN by Sam Llewellyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Relentless, at times confusing plotting, but Llewellyn's proven knack of creating lively people (Maelstrom, 1994, etc.) saves the day."
An overstuffed but entertaining thriller in which a plucky young bride learns how many ways a mysterious garden can grow. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF DEATH ERIC by Sam Llewellyn
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Hilarious and wonderfully wacky. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two teens revive their ex-rock star dad's career in this totally twisted tale. Read full book review >

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Released: June 11, 2012

"A small treat that poetry-lovers can finish in one sitting."
A author juxtaposes poetry and lists of conversational icebreakers in his collection of light verse. Read full book review >

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BLOOD KNOT by Sam Llewellyn
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Very British and very good."
Domestic and international political storms make waters treacherous for a hard-yachting British journalist—in another seagoing thriller from the author of Dead Eye, etc. Emotionally whipped by the endless war in the Middle East, prize-winning reporter Bill Tyrrell has retreated to the smaller, more reasonable world of his vintage yacht Vixen, which he's chartered out to a save-the-young-hoodlums charity. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF SETH by Tom Llewellyn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Read this mystery more for its local interest than its plot. (Mystery. 12-17)"
Old friends become suspects when a working-class Tacoma teen investigates his mother's murder. Read full book review >

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LIFE BLOOD by Caroline Llewellyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Despite the vague characterization of the romantic hero: a satisfying story with descriptions of the English countryside so vivid that you can almost smell the hay."
An involving romantic mystery that confirms the status of Llewellyn (The Lady of the Labyrinth, 1990, etc.) as a worthy contender for membership in the DuMaurier, Whitney, Stewart & Holt sorority of richly atmospheric suspense writers. Read full book review >