Search Results: "Ed Brubaker"


BOOK REVIEW

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN by Brian Michael Bendis
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 9, 2013

"An uneven must for fanboys."
In this 23-issue collection produced by a variety of creators (with multimedia material available via app), two of Marvel Comics' premier superhero teams wrestle for control of a young mutant messiah linked to the infernal Phoenix Force. Read full book review >

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Penryn Valley by Patricia Brubaker

"A charming, if formulaic, Western romance."
An action-filled tale of love, theft, horses and loyalty. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fascinating. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A lively historical novel about a young lacemaker at Versailles just before the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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LEAP OF FAITH by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Abby's gradual transformation from religious non-believer into one willing to take a 'leap of faith' proves credible and compelling in this sensitively drawn drama of individual free will. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Expelled from public school and forced to attend parochial school, a skeptical pre-teen finds friendship as well as faith. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2003

"A terrific companion to Gregory Maguire's The Good Liar, but for an older audience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Suzanne David's father always said, "Obey the rules and no one gets hurt." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Set against a backdrop of war and sacrifice, Ada's personal fight for freedom and ultimate triumph are cause for celebration. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Ada discovers there are worse things than bombs after she escapes her Mam's cruelty during a children's evacuation of World War II London. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON'S SONS by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A big, serious work of historical investigation and imagination; the tale has never before been told this well. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
It was a secret everybody knew at Monticello: Thomas Jefferson was the father of Beverly, Harriet, Madison and Eston Hemings, and their mother was Sally Hemings, a slave owned by Jefferson. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A fascinating look at an intriguing world. (photographs, author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1901, and ten-year-old Ethel's father has just become president after McKinley's assassination. Read full book review >

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WEAVER’S DAUGHTER by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A unique look at early American history. (Fiction. 10-12)"
This charming and involving historical novel brings readers to the Southwest Territory (now Tennessee) in 1792. Read full book review >

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HALFWAY TO THE SKY by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Teenagers will readily relate to the angst and anger and be intrigued by the details about the Trail itself. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Hiking the Appalachian Trail forms the groundwork for this emotionally taut story about Dani, 12, who is trying to escape from the misery of the traumatic death of her 13-year-old brother from muscular dystrophy, her parents' divorce, and her father's remarriage and pregnant new wife. Read full book review >

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POP! by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Young readers (and their parents) will have a good time learning new science thanks to this playful offering. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
What makes a bubble? Read full book review >