Search Results: "Deva Fagan"


BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNE’S FOLLY by Deva Fagan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Readers will relish the clever allusions to stories from 'Rapunzel' to 'Cinderella,' rendering the first line of this winning debut novel that much more terrific: 'Life would have been much easier if I believed in fairy tales.' (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Young Fortunata's father, a shoemaker, has lost his elves. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS GALACTICUS by Deva Fagan
FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A book that reaches for the stars and provides a thrilling ride. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A plucky orphan runs away to join an intergalactic circus in this frenetic science-fiction/adventure tale. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 25, 2010

"Who wants an old wart anyway? (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Prunella Bogthistle does not have one proper wart. Read full book review >

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I WISH I COULD DRAW by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"This friendly volume, told in the first person and directly addressing readers, is sure to encourage the perfectionist artist and wannabe cartoonist alike. Draw on! (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
This encouraging and amusing faux notebook will have many nervous artists picking up their own pens and pencils. Read full book review >

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THE PANOPTICON by Jenni Fagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"Dark and disturbing but also exciting and moving thanks to a memorable heroine and vividly atmospheric prose."
Critically acclaimed in Britain, Scottish writer Fagan's U.S. debut limns life in a last-resort residence for teen outcasts. Read full book review >

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THE BOY IN THE BOX by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Food for thought here about varieties of motivation, though with too many unanswered questions and a sudden, resolution-free ending that is more annoying than tantalizing. (Adventure. 11-13)"
In this loosely woven series setup, a relentlessly ordinary lad who has taught himself to juggle is kidnapped by the owners of a traveling medicine show. Read full book review >

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THE BIG SWIM by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Set in an indefinite past when life wasn't abuzz with technology, this story is a forest-scented breath of fresh air with crisp storytelling, mild tension and quiet revelations. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This is Ethan's first year at summer camp, and he'd rather go unnoticed. Read full book review >

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AMMANON by Mary Fagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2008

"A fantasy tome that keeps readers invested."
Fagan creates a complex and complete world in this fantasy novel about a nation on the brink of war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

Fagan (Time Detectives, 1995, etc.) draws on his archaeology background to intriguingly explore the correlation between unusual climatic shifts and unusual historical events. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"We are left with a detailed but superficial review of the important findings of several modern archaeologists. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen; 26 line drawings)"
In a whirlwind tour of 13 archaeological sites around the world, Fagan's sleepy, fact-heavy narrative fails to present major scientific discoveries as much more than the sum of their plodding details. Read full book review >

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ELIXIR by Brian Fagan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Long and discursive, but a rewarding survey of water's role in history and contemporary politics alike."
Anthropologist Fagan (Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans, 2010, etc.) spins a tale of water, water everywhere—water that is damn hard to get at, and getting harder to find every day. Read full book review >

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THE SUNLIGHT PILGRIMS by Jenni Fagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"More fine work from this gifted Scottish writer."
There are three suns in the sky and it's minus 6 degrees in Britain as Fagan's gently apocalyptic new novel opens in November 2020. Read full book review >