Search Results: "Elspeth Leacock"


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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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ELSPETH HUXLEY by C.S. Nicholls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2003

"A worthwhile glimpse into European colonialism and its literary chroniclers."
A sturdy biography of the Anglo-Kenyan novelist and essayist, the first such work devoted to her. Read full book review >

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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Vivid details and the immediacy of Lowery's voice make this a valuable primary document as well as a pleasure to read. (Memoir. 11-16)"
In 1965, Lynda Blackmon Lowery turned 15 during the three-day voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery. 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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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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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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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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HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY by Audrey Niffenegger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Gimmickry, supernatural and otherwise, blunts what could have been an incisive inquiry into the mysteries and frustrations of too-close kinship from the talented Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife, 2003, etc.)."
Twin sisters inherit a London flat, and a bundle of baggage, from their mother's long-estranged twin. Read full book review >

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ASHLING by Isobelle Carmody
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Told in sober, clear printspeak, a splinter tongue of strokekey."
Concluding volume of the Obernewtyn Chronicles, first published (by Viking Penguin) in 1995 in Australia. 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 >