Search Results: "Elspeth Graham"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT SKY DRAGONS by Mal Peet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"This dazzling, heartwarming story excites, soars and redefines 'go fly a kite.' (author's note) (Historical fiction. 4-10)"
Carnegie Medal winner Peet and Graham team up again (Mysterious Traveler, illustrated by P.J. Lynch, 2013) to tell the tale of how a boy with a mischievous streak and love for handcrafted kites helps keep his han, his home along Asia's Silk Road, from danger.Read full book review >

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CLOUD TEA MONKEYS by Mal Peet
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Unlike cloud tea, an accessible treasure. (authors' note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Tea, labor-intensive to harvest, is a precious commodity, but wild-growing cloud tea, found only in the highest, dangerous-to-reach mountaintops, is the most prized of all in this lyrical story based on a Chinese folktale. Read full book review >

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THE RAVEN'S SHADOW by Elspeth Cooper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"An excellent addition to this superior epic."
The follow-up to Trinity Rising (2013) is the third and largest entry in what has expanded from a fantasy trilogy into a series. Read full book review >

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O CALEDONIA by Elspeth Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"But, still, this is an interesting debut, with some beautifully lyrical evocations of place and emotion."
A first novel of Brontâan intensity and Gothic nastiness from British writer Barker, who, in telling the story of an irrevocably doomed young woman, indicts Scottish life as well. Read full book review >

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TRINITY RISING by Elspeth Cooper
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Best advice to fans of Book 1: read this one, wait—and hope."
Follow-up to Songs of the Earth (2012), the author's promising fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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SONGS OF THE EARTH by Elspeth Cooper
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Cooper makes no great claim to originality, but the absorbing narrative and sheer quality of the production will keep readers impatiently awaiting the next installment."
Epic fantasy debut, and first of a series, concocted from standard fantasy elements. Read full book review >

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FIELD NOTES
by Megan Labrise

“I call this...a turducken of a novel. It’s like a political thriller that’s wrapped up in a historical novel that’s really a love story that ends up being an allegory.” —Nathan Englander, whose latest novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth,is set amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, on NPR

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“These people have no time for despair—the poetry ...


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AS RIGHT AS RAIN
by Julie Danielson

This week, I read two brand-new picture books I really like, both from authors and illustrators overseas (Wales, England, and Australia) – Bob Graham’s Home in the Rain and Nicola Davies’ King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin. “It rained and rained and rained,” begins one. “Didn’t it rain!” begins the other. A steady rain even hit ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"Continuing the series that began with Journeys in Time (2001) and Places in Time (2001), this will be a handy resource for reading aloud and for history reports. (acknowledgments, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Deborah Sampson enlists in the Continental Army as Robert Shurtliff to join the fight for independence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"Perfect for daily reading aloud in history class, this useful resource will be a hit with teachers and students alike. (introduction, acknowledgments, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This fourth entry in the team's series tells 20 stories of young people who made history. Read full book review >

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HOW THE SUN GOT TO COCO'S HOUSE by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It's great to be able to count on something; readers can count on both the sun and Graham. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The sun takes readers on a world tour as it makes its way to each new dawning horizon. Read full book review >

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DIMITY DUMPTY by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"You can almost hear it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Graham throws new light onto a familiar nursery rhyme, casting Humpty as the reckless scion of a family of circus acrobats, and giving him a very shy little sister who bravely comes through in the clutch. Read full book review >