Search Results: "Edward Bloor"


BOOK REVIEW

TAKEN by Edward Bloor
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Charity's self-possession strains credibility, as does her quick turnaround at the novel's end, but this is competent near-future fiction. (Science fiction. 12+)"
The white, elite segment of the population hide behind tall gates while everyone else lives in poverty—and a cottage industry based on kidnapping and ransom demands has become so prevalent that middle-schoolers write papers about it. Read full book review >

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LONDON CALLING by Edward Bloor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"The history and ethics are fascinating but are treated to a shallow ending, and though the characters are compelling, the dropped threads will make readers tune out. (Fiction. 9-13)"
John hates All Souls Preparatory School, where he's tormented by Hank Lowery, great-grandson of General "Hollerin' Hank" Lowery, a WWII hero. Read full book review >

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A PLAGUE YEAR by Edward Bloor
FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A likable teen successfully explores a significant social issue without preaching or becoming a symbol. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Freshman Tom Coleman studies for the PSAT, works for free at the Food Giant his dad runs and plays Nintendo in this rural Pennsylvania town in the fall of 2001, when terrorists and methamphetamine suddenly become big threats. Read full book review >

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STORY TIME by Edward Bloor
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"A creation with wide appeal. (Fiction. 12+)"
George and Kate Melvil have won acceptance to Whittaker Magnet School, where they will be exposed to the finest teaching methods in the US and subjected to a test-based, "Leave No High-Scoring Child Behind" program. Read full book review >

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CRUSADER by Edward Bloor
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Roberta emerges from her war a contemporary crusader, strong and whole and sure. (Fiction. 13-15)"
A stagnant shopping mall in South Florida is a crowded center stage for this large-canvas story from Bloor (Tangerine, 1997), who weaves labyrinthine plot strands, from politics and the power of the media to alienation and personal redemption, while an exploration of racism hovers in the background. Read full book review >

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TANGERINE by Edward Bloor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Readers are going to want more from this author. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A legally blind seventh-grader with clearer vision than most wins acceptance in a new Florida school as his football-hero older brother self-destructs in this absorbing, multi-stranded debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thumbnail biographies of Hopper's contemporaries appear in the backmatter, as does a bibliography, notes and a list of museums where readers can find Hopper's work. (Biography. 8-12)"
Lovely design combines with extensive research to produce a compact, lucid biography of one of the 20th-century's foremost American painters. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH OF BLOOR STREET by Beth Pollock
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Because Maggie is a particularly innocent sixth grader, readers as young as third grade can enjoy this window into the middle-school world and will hope to have friends like Magnolia and Sasha. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"I'm honestly not sure how I ended up outside with a ladder, a cat, and a bag of road salt." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDWARD VI by Chris Skidmore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Sure-footed and evenhanded."
An impressive debut chronicling the brief life of the young man dubbed "the forgotten prince." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"Depressing, at times tedious, yet nonetheless compelling, this book bears well the inevitable comparison to one of Hopper's signature tableaus. (100 drawings and photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This sprawling study of his career and marriage sets the great painter of modern bleakness in an important new light but fails to fully illuminate his psyche. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCE EDWARD by Dennis McFarland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2004

"A near-miss then, though well worth reading."
The growth of a southern white boy's moral consciousness. Read full book review >