Search Results: "Emily Card"


BOOK REVIEW

LADDERTOP by Orson Scott Card
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"An intriguing beginning; readers will clamor for the follow-up. (Graphic science fiction. 12 & up)"
A high-octane outer-space adventure slated to be the first in a twosome. Read full book review >

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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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THE LAST, THE FIRST, THE BEST
by Julie Danielson

Because it’s the holidays, I had some down time this week to look through some early-2017 picture book releases. At the same time, however, 2016 isn’t quite over yet, so today I’m going to tell you about two expertly crafted picture books – one out this week in the last gasp of this year and one that hits bookshelves just ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SEDUCTIVE CINEMA by James Card
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1994

"Despite its uneven qualities, Seductive Cinema will prove a field day for aficionados and an education for those who remain unaware of early cinema's glories."
An uneven but often delightful tribute to the world of predialogue films. Read full book review >

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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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PATHFINDER by Orson Scott Card
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

"Casual sexist references, a weird fascination with excretory functions and a baffling authorial afterword explaining 'what ‘really' happened' may put some readers off; still, Card's many fans will be thrilled by this return to his literary roots. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A brain-bending bildungsroman kicks off a promising science-fiction series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HISTORY NEWS: MEDICINE by Philip Gates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The format, with full-color and black-and-white illustrations, is elaborate, but the content is weak. (index, not seen, diagrams, charts, chronology) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The latest entry in the History News series covers the highlights of medicine, beginning 20,000 years ago with trepanning, and covering major figures such as Galen, Pasteur, and Nightingale, as well as such lesser known doctors as Susruta, who made wax noses for people who had lost their own as part of a ``familiar Indian punishment.'' The gimmick of the series, of course, is that each volume features ``reprints'' from back issues of newspapers, complete with fake ads, corny jokes, sensational headlines, and tabloid-style writing, but lacking in some important basics. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTMENT by Orson Scott Card
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Richly detailed and engagingly peopled: a fascinating remake, if sometimes dreadfully long-winded."
Card's new fantasy (Heartfire, 1998, etc.) reworks an Old Russian variant of the Sleeping Beauty tale. Read full book review >

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HOMEBODY by Orson Scott Card
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"Still, it'll probably work better as a movie than as a novel."
Another mainstream contemporary supernatural (Treasure Box, 1996; Lost Boys, 1992) from sf/fantasy author Card. Read full book review >

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EARTHBORN by Orson Scott Card
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1995

"More than parable, not quite allegory, Card's far-future religious saga manages, brilliantly, to be at once entertaining, unobjectionable, and edifying."
The fifth and last volume in Card's sprawling Homecoming saga (Earthfall, reviewed in our Nov. 15, 1994, issue). Read full book review >

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FUTURE ON ICE by Orson Scott Card
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"Quality material, if a dollar over and a decade late."
A collection originally intended as a companion to the 1989 volume Future on Fire (not seen), a showcase of 1980s science fiction stories; editor Card remarks on the hiatus but offers no explanation. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE MIND by Orson Scott Card
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A bizarre and poorly planned mixture of dazzling ideas and preachy philosophizing: At present Card simply is juggling too many projects at once, and here he's just overextended himself."
Fourth in the series about former child warrior Ender Wiggin (Xenocide, 1991, etc.) and his long search for redemption. Read full book review >