Search Results: "Edna Healey"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A clever inclusion of architecture in the essence of English royal history."
A tireless biography of the house first dubbed a gift to Queen Charlotte in 1763 and its transformations during nine generations of British monarchy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDER EDNA by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"O'Malley's satirical characterizations and lively compositions are right in the spirit of the entertaining story. (Picture book. 5-10)"
One of two new takes on a tale that feminists justly find problematic (see also Minters, below). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY by Frances Schoonmaker
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"By placing the poems into safe, pastel-colored, greeting-card context, she leaves readers with a false portrait of who the poet was. (Poetry. 9-12)"
As a bare introduction to Millay's poetry, this entry in the Poetry for Young People series is adequate, but should not be a substitute for other biographies or analyses of her work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALEY ON HEALTH by Gregory J. Healey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A pleasant, if slightly repetitive, set of medical-themed essays."
A doctor's newspaper column sheds light on everyday risks and ailments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Edna and Luna by Gleah Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"An appealing story of human resilience and connection with two memorable female protagonists."
Two unconventional women build an uneasy alliance that evolves into family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNOSAURUS REX VS. EDNA THE VERY FIRST CHICKEN by Douglas Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Readers will join the chorus of grateful herbivores in proclaiming that Edna is 'awesome.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
T. rex meets his match. Actually, he never has a chance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"It remains to be seen if these goods will sell in these former colonies. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Lahr (Automatic Vaudeville, 1984, etc.), in British tonalities never learned from his father, offers an overwrought backstage bio of a comedian largely unappreciated this side of the Pond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD by Karen Healey
FANTASY
Released: April 12, 2010

"Fast-paced adventure and an unfamiliar, frightening enemy set a new scene for teen urban fantasy. (Urban fantasy. YA)"
Ellie is in her final year at a New Zealand boarding school, living the typical teen's life: classes, friends, a black belt in tae kwon do and a crush on an adorable yet enigmatic boy named Mark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETH IS MISSING by Emma Healey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A poignant novel of loss."
Maud's memory is failing, slipping further away each day. So how can she convince anyone that her best friend is truly missing? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE WE RUN by Karen Healey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Suspenseful, well-crafted and visionary. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
In the follow-up to When We Wake (2013), a diverse, skilled and politically committed group of teenagers fights a chillingly sinister government in a future Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHATTERING by Karen Healey
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Less a whodunit than a 'how do we stop it!?', this fantasy-steeped mystery should appeal to fans of Franny Billingsley's Chime (2011) and Holly Black's Curse Workers series. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
A motley crew of teens band together to catch a serial killer and break the perverse spell that keeps their New Zealand resort town so idyllic. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WAKE by Karen Healey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Accessible, thoughtful and compelling—science fiction done right. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a fast-moving and carefully built science-fiction story, Tegan Oglietti attends a climate change rally in 2027 and wakes up in a hospital just over 100 years later. Read full book review >