Search Results: "Dave Wolverton"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 15, 1994

"With firmer prose, more realistic dialogue, and more action than the previous Star Wars outing (Kathy Tyers's bestselling The Truce at Bakura—not reviewed), this should sell at least as well. (First printing of 375,000)"
If you thought Han Solo and Princess Leia were an item—not so fast. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Business as usual for this harmless Star Wars variant."
More galactic hijinks as humanity and bear-kind battle the insectoid Dronon invaders in this addition to the curdled science fiction/fantasy hybrid series (Beyond the Gate, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE GATE by Dave Wolverton
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Only fans need apply."
Sequel to The Golden Queen (1994), Wolverton's problematic hybrid sword/science-fiction space opera involving far-future Irish warriors, talking bears, and invading insectoid ``dronons.'' This time, as warrior Gallen O'Day and innkeeper Maggie Flynn prepare to wed, Gallen receives a message through his magic mantle from Everynne, the human ruler of the galaxy, summoning him to planet Tremonthin, where human genetic engineering has reached a pinnacle of creativity. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN QUEEN by Dave Wolverton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Well, despite Wolverton's contorted superscience, feeble plotting, and jerry-built prose, fans of his Star Wars outing will probably wish to investigate."
From the author of the recent Star Wars yarn The Courtship of Princess Leia (p.254), a hybrid sword/science-fiction space opera set in a far future where humans, having spread through the galaxy, are now threatened by invading insectoid dronons who have killed Semaritte, the human ruler, and taken over her planet-size computer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE DRAGON'S GATE by Barry Wolverton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Fans will wait with bated breath for the third book in the trilogy. (maps) (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
In the sequel to The Vanishing Island (2015), 12-year-old Bren and his young companion, Mouse, struggle to reconcile their conflicting goals while staying true to their friendship. 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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CRAZY DAVE by Basil Johnston
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not a happy ending, but nonetheless a lively and appealing memoir."
The author looks back on the history of his family, members of an Ojibway tribe driven out of Wisconsin in the 1850s to settle on an Ontario reserve. Read full book review >

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LAZY DAVE by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A delightfully drawn and amusing take on what the pet does when the owner is away. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dave appears to be one lazy dog, but what his unsuspecting owner doesn't know is that this sleepwalking canine might just save the day. Read full book review >

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DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY AND DAVE by Felice Arena
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Better to read Susan Pearson's Slugs in Love (2006), illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sliding along on a slick of sibilants, this episode pairs "sleek, slim and simply stunning" Sally, "sensational at sports," with sloppy neighbor Dave, who spends his time "sleeping sideways in his own slime." Read full book review >