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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

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BABY DUCK’S NEW FRIEND by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Like all better 'leaving the nest' tales for very young readers, this carries the reassuring message that, yes, the wide world can be dangerous as well as exciting, but you can go home again. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Hard as it may be to imagine, a rubber ducky becomes a dangerous companion in this father-son collaboration. Read full book review >