Search Results: "David McKay"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Despite the cuteness, though, a user-friendly guide to the nuts and bolts of genetic engineering."
Australian geneticist Walker and microbiologist McKay offer a simple guide to the exciting field of genetic engineering. Read full book review >

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WAR AND TURPENTINE by Stefan Hertmans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Hertmans provides a richly detailed excavation of a life and a thoughtful exploration of familial memory. Not easy, but worth the effort."
Flemish author Hertmans' latest offers a grandson's often haunting reconstruction of his grandfather's life. Read full book review >

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VILLAIN KEEPER by Laurie McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A promising new series gets off to a shaky start; here's hoping subsequent volumes smooth out the ride. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Determined to gain both his father's approval and the title of Elite Paladin, 12-year-old Prince Caden embarks on a quest to slay a dragon—and ends up in a different and very strange universe. Read full book review >

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FOREVER ROSE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2008

"Simply lovely. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The utterly beguiling tale of four children named for paint colors and their artist parents concludes in the most engaging way possible one December—all told in 11-year-old Permanent Rose's distinctive voice. Read full book review >

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INDIGO’S STAR by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Readers submerged in the happy din of the family's conversations will wish they could be adopted by the Cassons. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It might be eight-year-old Rose who steals readers' hearts in McKay's delightful companion to Saffy's Angel (2003). Read full book review >

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THE AMBER CAT by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The seaside setting is as enchanting as the collection of children, and the British humor that peppers this novel only provides more cheeky appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Revisiting some of the characters who appeared in McKay's Dog Friday (1995), this story finds Robin Brogan, his friend Dan, and neighbor Sun Dance down with the chicken pox. Read full book review >

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QUEST MAKER by Laurie McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A sometimes-amusing, sometimes-thrilling, and always entertaining sequel that hints that math might be used for evil and the mystery lunch might pack a deadly surprise. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Prince Caden, future Elite Paladin of the Greater Realm, continues to try and find a way home from the Land of Shadow (aka Asheville, North Carolina), where he and the young sorceress Brynne are trapped with some of their world's greatest villains. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSIN GAME by Kirsty McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Smart, edge-of-the-seat thrills. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A girl joins a traditional secret murder game in her snooty boarding school only to find that the game might be more real than anyone had intended. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A well-deserved, long-overdue celebration of some unsung heroes of WWII."
A detailed, well-researched account of the people who ran the top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, whose work helped the Allies win World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOYER by Gardner McKay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1999

"Hardly."
A novel-length version of a Los Angeles psychokiller drama, by playwright and Hawaiian Public Radio personality McKay. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"If Jenkins does not succeed in doing for mountaineering what Norman Maclean did for firefighting in Young Men and Fire, he has still produced a heartbreaking story of youth and adventure. (B&w photos) (Author tour)"
Jenkins (Journalism/Univ. of Delaware; ed., The Peter Matthiessen Reader, p. 1865) offers an intriguing look at the deaths of five young climbers on Wyoming's Mt. Read full book review >