Search Results: "David Lloyd"


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Released: Dec. 13, 2012

"Interesting historical moments don't make up for dry storytelling."
Arnaudo's ambitious combination of history and genealogy follows 11 generations of his family. Read full book review >

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POLLY MOLLY WOOF WOOF by David Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"Get ready for listeners to be howling and hopping about with abandon during a read-aloud of this high-spirited romp. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is happiness contagious? Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF THREE by Lloyd Alexander
Released: Aug. 27, 1964

"Hopefully, Prydain's history will be continued."
Prydain is an imagined territory, somewhat like Wales and peopled with characters whose genealogy stretches back to Welsh legend. Read full book review >

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TARAN WANDERER by Lloyd Alexander
Released: April 3, 1967

"If you've done well with the others, you'll want this; if not, try Tolkien."
A young man searches for his identity and finds that he is not what he was born but what he is becoming, that he is, in short, himself: "strength — and frailty. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORST HAPPENS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Kyi's fresh voice will have readers picturing themselves in the shoes of these real-life survivors. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Outlandishly enthralling tales of survival under extreme—extremely extreme—circumstances, peppered with do-and-don't tips. Read full book review >

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BUNNY'S FIRST SPRING by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"The concluding quotation and the subtext of rebirth make this an oh-so-subtle Easter title that readers may well miss. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
A charming baby bunny experiences seasonal changes in his environment throughout his first year of life in this emotion-filled story from the author of The Jesus Storybook Bible (2007). Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS AND LITTLE WHISKERS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: May 20, 2008

"Feline fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Pusskins may have met his match in this amusing sequel to Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story (2007). Read full book review >

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THE HIGH KING by Lloyd Alexander
Released: March 1, 1968

"He takes earth, fulfilling by his deeds the prophecy in the Book of Three; Eilonwy gives up her magic to be his bride."
The last may be the best—movement toward an ultimate confrontation between the forces of life and the forces of death give this final Prydain adventure a stronger frame and tighter weave than the preceding four. Read full book review >

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THE FOUNDLING by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 1973

"All worth another hearing as Alexander tells them, but hardly an important contribution to a mythological landscape."
Alexander's six short fairy tales, set in Prydain before the time covered in his Newbery-winning quintet, demonstrates both the author's special talent for spinning this kind of story and the extent of his need to borrow plots and motifs on which to build. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK CAULDRON by Lloyd Alexander
Released: April 12, 1965

"The sweep of the battles, the pressures of fear relieved by interludes of comedy, the blends of good and evil combine to the kind of once-in-a-lifetime reading that will assure Prydain a permanent place in geographies of fictional territories."
The Book of Three (1964, p. 818, J-262) has just received the invaluable boost that comes with selection as one of ALA's Notable Children's Books. Read full book review >