Search Results: "Cynthia Voigt"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF KINGS by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not a stand-alone book, this conclusion will appeal to those who enjoy a challenging read and who have followed Max's previous adventures. (Adventure. 10-14)"
In the final act of the Mister Max trilogy, the 12-year-old solutioneer is confronted with his biggest problem yet: masterminding the rescue of his parents, held captives as king and queen of a small South American country. Read full book review >

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A SOLITARY BLUE by Cynthia Voigt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 9, 1983

"However, Jeff's own feelings at every stage are compellingly real and affecting; the growing closeness between him and his father is moving and subtly developed; and his own emotional development and growing character (that old-fashioned term is the only word for it) brings out Voigt at her best, as well."
This is the story of Jeff Greene, the guitar-playing high school boy Dicey Tillerman meets in Dicey's Song (1982)—but the connection isn't made until near the end. Read full book review >

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IZZY, WILLY-NILLY by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1986

"Izzy is a winner."
Izzy, a nice 15-year-old in the best sense of that overused word, restructures her life after losing a leg in an automobile accident. Read full book review >

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DICEY'S SONG by Cynthia Voigt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 22, 1982

"A resilient family and a gratifying journey's end."
Family ties come through as the keynote of this satisfying and positive sequel to Homecoming, which sees Dicey and her three younger siblings settled on Grandmother Tillerman's Chesapeake Bay farm. Read full book review >

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TREE BY LEAF by Cynthia Voigt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1988

"Not an easy book nor one destined to be popular, but surely rewarding for thoughtful readers."
In a spiritual companion to The Runner, Clothilde—another child with an angry, paternalistic heritage—emerges from a traumatic summer with the strength and resolve to go on to a productive life. Read full book review >

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THE CALLENDER PAPERS by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: April 21, 1983

"But knowing that doesn't lessen the suspense or the satisfaction to be found in this engaging, aptly plotted, character-centered identity-mystery."
Less ambitious than Voigt's other novels, this conforms to an established juvenile fiction genre, but it is a superior example of its type. Read full book review >

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THE WINGS OF A FALCON by Cynthia Voigt
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Grand, thought-provoking entertainment. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the mythical land of Jackaroo (1985), another long tale crowded with action and driven by its themes, with well- individualized characters carefully devised to enact them. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: July 1, 2006

"Subplots pad the whole, but do not advance plot or character development—a shame in an otherwise wickedly delicious offering. (Fiction. 12+)"
Mikey and Margalo, the redoubtable Bad Girls, are back for ninth grade and a new set of conflicts with both peers and authority figures. Read full book review >

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BAD, BADDER, BADDEST by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A rich, entertaining episode featuring a pair of Voigt's most memorable characters since the Tillermans. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Fresh from their debut (Bad Girls, 1996), sixth-graders Mikey and Margalo cement their gloriously improbable friendship in a painful—sometimes side-splitting—effort to save Mikey's parents' marriage. Read full book review >

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ORFE by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A powerful novel—brief and deceptively easy to read—that's fashioned with imagination and skill. (Fiction. 14+)"
Enny and Orph are friends in grade school; bright and idiosyncratic, both are outcasts, but Orph helps Enny learn to face down the bullies who torment her with stories full of hate and pain. Read full book review >

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IT’S NOT EASY BEING BAD by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"It will come as no great surprise to Mikey and Margalo's fans that they triumph in the end—with badness intact—but that is almost incidental to the oh-so-naughty fun of watching how they get to it. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Mikey and Margalo, Voigt's redoubtable Bad Girls (1996—and Bad, Badder, Baddest, 1997), return for a third wickedly satisfying outing. Read full book review >

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SONS FROM AFAR by Cynthia Voigt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1987

"It's also clear that Voigt has, with her usual careful crafting, built toward this moment with every line of a complex novel."
Continuing the story of the Tillermans of Crisfield, Md. Read full book review >