Search Results: "Deborah Noyes"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF KERFOL by Deborah Noyes
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Beautiful and genuinely frightening. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Drawing inspiration from Edith Wharton's ghost story "Kerfol," this collection of five linked stories follows the mysterious and frightening events at a French estate over the centuries. Read full book review >

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PLAGUE IN THE MIRROR by Deborah Noyes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"An informative tale, but it lacks spark. (Ghost story. 14 & up)"
May's trip to Florence with family friends takes a frightening turn when she wakes in the middle of the night to find her ghostly twin standing at the foot of her bed. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"From a thematic perspective the collection is a bit of a mess; from a writing perspective it's excellent. (introduction, contributor biographies) (Anthology. 13 & up)"
Noyes's latest anthology (Gothic!, 2007) showcases freaks, once a celebrated standard in traveling shows and theater. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

A companion volume to the collection Gothic (2004), this impressive anthology presents original short stories spotlighting the work of ten masters of dark fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN AND THE SPIRITS by Deborah Noyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A compelling true story of magic, ghosts, science, friendship, deception, feuding, and sleuthing told with great flair. (photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
There was a time, not long ago, when many people believed that death was no barrier to staying connected with loved ones. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A lively biography that reflects the spirit of the intrepid reporter. (author's note, source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11-14)"
As the title implies, this biography focuses largely on reporter Nellie Bly's 10 grim days in a New York City insane asylum for women in 1887, which influenced public opinion and gained her instant celebrity. Read full book review >

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GOTHIC! by Deborah Noyes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The level of terror, violence, and overt sexual content mark this book for older readers—who will enjoy it mightily. (Fiction YA)"
By turns lyrical and bleak and leavened at times with grim, bleak humor or goofiness, the ten stories in this anthology either entertain or terrorize—or both. Read full book review >

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PRUDENCE AND MOXIE by Deborah Noyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2009

"This fanciful foray should tickle readers who have their own mismatched friends. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Opposites attract—or do they? Read full book review >

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WHEN I MET THE WOLF GIRLS by Deborah Noyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2007

"Basing her story on an actual incident in northwest India in 1920, the author includes a photograph of the girls, a note about the history and sources including a website from which you can access the missionary's own account. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eight-year-old Bulu tells of the two wild children, Kamala and Amala, who were brought to her Indian orphanage to be tamed like the jungle around them. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ACROSTICS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"This belongs in every collection—for the poetry, for the photographs, for the information. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Acrostic poems inventively highlight the animals of Africa. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

Even though she's still "a child with my hair yet cut across my forehead," the Emperor of China's daughter must leave her father's kingdom to marry the king of Khotan, who lives in a far-off desert oasis. Read full book review >