Search Results: "Dave Cousins"


BOOK REVIEW

COUSINS by Athol Fugard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good enough to intrigue Fugard's admirers, but not good enough to draw in anyone else. (photos, not seen)"
Memories of two male relatives whom the noted South African playwright believes helped inspire him to write, mingled with bittersweet recollections of his youth, in a poignant but underdeveloped memoir. Read full book review >

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COUSINS by Paulette Jiles
Released: Feb. 21, 1992

"A heartwarming but refreshingly unsentimental account."
A no-nonsense midlife rites-of-passage chronicle by an acclaimed poet who finds love and long-lost kin as she seeks to understand her own past. Read full book review >

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COUSINS by Virginia Hamilton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 27, 1991

"Another wise, beautifully written book from this well-established master."
Cammy is first seen paying one of her regular visits to a nursing home to see her grandmother, Gram Tut, undeterred by rules that say children must be accompanied by adults. Read full book review >

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COUSINS by Elisa Amado
by Elisa Amado, illustrated by Luis Garay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The tone is earnest, but there is no preaching—and not only will young readers or listeners understand this child's motives, her religious and family issues are sure to spark reflection and discussion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sin, Confession, and Forgiveness are the dominant themes in this spare tale of a bi-cultural child shuttled between worlds. Read full book review >

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FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR GONZO by Dave Cousins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Cousins follows up his debut (15 Days Without a Head, 2013) with another tightly woven, heartwarming story of the ups and downs in the life of a teenager and his family. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Oz, aka Marcus Osbourne, faces unexpected challenges when his family relocates from London to a farmhouse in a northern village. Read full book review >

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15 DAYS WITHOUT A HEAD by Dave Cousins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2013

"Expect good things from this new voice in teen fiction. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenager holds his crumbling family life together in this finely crafted debut that strikes a delicate balance between humor and pathos. Read full book review >

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CUPCAKE COUSINS by Kate Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Hannigan's lively tale celebrates family and friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Culinary mishaps ensue when 9-year-old cousins Willow and Delia conspire to avoid being flower girls in their aunt's wedding. Read full book review >

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CAVEBOY DAVE by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In a time when brawn is prized, a scrawny caveboy must use his brains to pass an initiation and hunt a fierce beast. Read full book review >

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KILLER COUSINS by June Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2009

"Shaw amplifies Cealie's character, but her sophomore case lacks the spark of her debut."
An urgent request to help her cousin catapults Cealie Gunther (Relative Danger, 2006) into a murder case. Read full book review >

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VENETIAN COUSINS by Stephen Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"A beautifully crafted story with a fine mystery at the centerbut echoes of a masterpiece can never offer a vibrancy and energy like those the first time around."
Echoes of Brideshead Revisited in this British first novel mourning the loss of innocence and love in settings as baroque and evocative as Waugh's. Read full book review >

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KISSING COUSINS by Gene Stratton
Released: March 6, 1989

Cheery, silly mystery with a cast of characters that extends to two pages, a genealogist hero, and a tendency to stop the action and Impart Knowledge (classic Greek lore, for instance). Read full book review >