Search Results: "Emily Kate Moon"


BOOK REVIEW

JOONE by Emily Kate Moon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"Joone could be a contemporary, country-dwelling cousin to Eloise: another precocious, articulate and turtle-loving child with charm to spare. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Joone is a free-spirited preschooler who shares what appears to be a pleasantly pastoral life with her grandfather and a pet turtle named Dr. Chin in this quirky debut. 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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BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2012

"Inspiring but not universal. (Anthology. 14 & up) "
To hear the more than 50 contributors tell it, one might think that queer adults mostly end up living in ritzy corners of New York City and becoming published authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARROW by Sarah  Moon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Both inspiring and useful for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In a world where everyone else seems to know how to get along, Sparrow Cooke, an eighth-grade black girl in Brooklyn, finds solace in flying like a bird whenever she's uncomfortable, until the day comes when that's no longer an option. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF BETRAYAL by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Readers hungry for more dragons, elves, mages and gnomes will find exactly what they're looking for."
The third installment in Moon's Paladin's Legacy series (Kings of the North, 2011, etc.) is a solid if unremarkable fantasy tale, with some rousing action and intriguing plot twists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMAND DECISION by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Strong female leads, terrific action and complications aplenty: should grab existing fans and win new converts."
Another entry in Moon's family saga about the powerful space-trader Vatta family (Marque and Reprisal, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Vintage Least Heat-Moon, radiant with intelligence and masterful storytelling. (First printing of 250,000; $250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A coast-to-coast journey by way of great rivers, conducted by a contemporary master of travel writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUT WHAT IF THERE'S NO CHIMNEY? by Emily Weisner Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"An amateurish effort that offers no Christmas magic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy named Ben is worried that Santa won't be able to visit on Christmas Eve because the new house he's moved to with his father doesn't have a chimney. Read full book review >

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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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Seasoned with wit, though, it has legs enough for enthusiasts who may be thrilled to learn that there's actually a Grenache Blanc. (Map and line drawings)"
An Englishman crosses the Channel to spend a year in the vineyards of France. Overcoming the traditional Briton's bewilderment at sunshine, he learns a bit about the quaint locals and an awful lot about oenology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"An engaging critique that sees the two-party system as the source of the United States' political travails."
A political treatise that laments how America's democracy inadequately represents its citizens and calls for the creation of a third party. Read full book review >