Search Results: "Devin Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Blending sensual fantasy and the supernatural, this vampire saga takes a welcome turn."
A surprising twist on the vampire trend. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON’S PEARL by Devin Jordan
ADVENTURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"Readers who want a quest for a lost father set in a magical ancient China should be directed to Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix (2009) instead; save this one for a slow day. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
When 16-year-old Marco Polo's father vanishes, Marco and his friends set off on a rescue mission that takes them from the everyday world to the magical "wild and untamed" Unknown Lands beyond the Insurmountable Mountains. Read full book review >

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DARIUS IN THE MEANTIME by Devin O'Shea
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An accomplished and affecting debut."
A college grad struggles haplessly to define himself in this comic coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT LINES by Jane Devin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2014

"A strong first novel from an author with potential."
Devin (Elephant Girl, 2011) offers a story of a kindhearted man who struggles throughout his life with the weaknesses and selfishness of others. Read full book review >

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NEITHER SNOW NOR RAIN by Devin Leonard
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"A spirited look at the business and impact of delivering mail."
How America got mail. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF AN ELF by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Little Known Fact: lots of cheery text, exclamation marks and trendy electronic devices do not necessarily add up to a successful Christmas story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa's head elf delivers an hour-by-hour report as he and two other male elves assist Santa with his Christmas Eve deliveries, as well as an emergency delivery on Christmas morning. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF A HAMSTER by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"'Question: Who's the luckiest hamster in the world? Answer: ME!' Readers will probably agree. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A scary foray into the wide (indoor) world cures a hamster of any yen for adventure in this variation on the creators' Memoirs of a Goldfish (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MARLOWE’S MICE by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Not quite as charmingly macabre as their first book but entertaining nonetheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Following on the tail of Mr. Maxwell's Mouse (2004), this father-son team spins another cat-and-mouse gambit set in Edwardian times. Read full book review >

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YODA by Beth Stern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Proceeds go to the North Shore Animal League America, which is probably the best thing that can be said about this well-meaning but unsuccessful story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Persian cat adopted from a shelter becomes "foster papa" to four rowdy kittens in celebrity author Stern's sentimental tale. Read full book review >

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MISSILE TOE by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The subtitle for the book is 'A Very Confused Christmas,' and many young readers will indeed be confused. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A dozen humorous poems are inspired by Christmas-related words or phrases as a child might mishear them. Read full book review >

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THE DAILY COMET by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A pleaser for fans of Adam Rex's Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2006) and like cineastic fare. (Picture book. 7-10)"
"Go to Work with a Parent" Day proves an eye-opening experience for a journalist's fact-loving son in this distinctively illustrated venture from the creators of Mrs. Marlowe's Mice (2007). Read full book review >

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MR. MAXWELL’S MOUSE by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

This father/son team has concocted a delicious cat-and-mouse tale in which small outsmarts large. Read full book review >