Search Results: "Cory Basil"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ORPHANAGE OF MIRACLES by Amy Neftzger
Released: May 28, 2013

"An earnestly optimistic and uplifting fairy tale."
Neftzger (Confessions from a Moving Van,2012) makes a promising entry into young-adult fantasy with this sincere, whimsical allegory that's built on the trope of the hero's quest and explores themes of freedom, creativity and teamwork. Read full book review >

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THE THIRTEENTH KNIGHT by Basil Jay
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"An earnest fantasy story and a passable stand-in for the classic tales it emulates."
Basil (65 Days to Delhi, 2012) delivers a tale of courageous medieval knights on a quest to fulfill a prophecy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"He offers a rich and fascinating history, essential for any understanding of modern Africa's troubles—and a welcome contrast to the blame-the-Africans-for-their-problems books that have proliferated in the past decade."
For 40 years, Davidson (Can Africa Survive?, 1974, etc.) has fought to secure Africa's place in world history. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE by Timothy Basil Ering
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Over-designed, overburdened, overbearing nod to easy environmentalism aimed directly at the Grandma market. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shrieking "Parable!" at every page turn, this takes its design concept from another, arguably more lasting parable. Read full book review >

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HOMELAND by Cory Doctorow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Outstanding for its target audience, and even those outside Doctorow's traditional reach may find themselves moved by its call to action. (afterwords, bibliography) (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Doctorow strikes a successful balance between agenda and story in his newest near-future, pre-dystopian thriller. Read full book review >

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CONUNDRUM by Susan Cory
Released: Jan. 7, 2012

"While not perfect, Cory's murder mystery is worth the read."
The death of a Harvard student under questionable circumstances sets the theme for Cory's first foray into the murder mystery genre. Read full book review >

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EASTERN STANDARD TRIBE by Cory Doctorow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A near-future yarn that would have worked better as a piece of speculative nonfiction."
Art is a secret agent, but not in the typical meaning of that phrase. He doesn't represent a government, a military, or even a shadowy corporation. Read full book review >

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DYING by Cory Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"There is an ever expanding body of literature on coming to terms with mortality, and this entry ranks with the best."
An eloquent plea for a more humane approach to death and a moving meditation on the life that leads to that end. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF COMICS by Cory Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE

"While this coming-of-age tale skillfully taps into nerd culture, the hero remains problematic."
In this debut YA novel, a tween boy in the 1970s becomes obsessed with collecting comic books. Read full book review >

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THE UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY OF ALFRED FIDDLEDUCKLING by Timothy Basil Ering
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Exuding a zest for living and loving, this nautical narrative is an ode to joy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this tender story, a newborn duckling experiences music as sweet solace and meaningful communication while searching for love. Read full book review >