Search Results: "Emma Bull"


BOOK REVIEW

EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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BULL by David Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Irresistible, slick, and sharp (no bull!)—with plenty of bull to dissect. (cast of characters, author's notes) (Verse fiction. 14 & up)"
A saucy, brash retelling of the Greek myth of the Minotaur. Read full book review >

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TERRITORY by Emma Bull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"Talky, often impenetrable, and so what? An indigestible concoction that'll stick in most folks' craws."
Bull (Finder, 1994, etc.) attempts to recast the events leading up to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral as a psychic battle between good and evil sorcerers. Read full book review >

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FINDER by Emma Bull
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Despite the unnecessary last 50 pages: a refreshing, ingenious hardcover debut."
Elfland has returned, magically inserting itself into modern America; in the buffer zone between the two, Bordertown, where magic works alongside electricity and gas supplies, congregate misfits and refugees from both our reality and Elfland. Read full book review >

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EMMA by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"In less capable hands, it could all seem clunky and crass. Instead, McCall Smith has written a delightfully droll, thoughtful novel that reflects on money's enduring role in relationships as well as on the nature of this meddlesome heroine's long-lived appeal."
In the latest installment of the Austen Project, McCall Smith (The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe, 2014, etc.) catapults snobbish matchmaker Emma Woodhouse into the 21st century.Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE LORD OF NIGHT by Emma Bull
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Gaber's romantic, stylishly rendered art, escaping its borders to enliven clean white margins, is also sure to appeal. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The princess has been cursed by the Lord of Night: if she's not given whatever she wants, her parents will die and their kingdom ``fall into ruin.'' Bull's tale is built on the princess's unusual response to this prescription for indulgence: she does her best not to want anything. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM AND NECESSITY by Steven Brust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Very difficult to approach, top-heavy with philosophizing, and not particularly rewarding—although characterizing it as a humdrum Victorian adventure is, ironically enough, some measure of the author's success."
Victorian sleuthing, though billed as fantasy, from Brust (Five Hundred Years Later, 1994, etc.) and Bull (Finder, 1994). Read full book review >

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BULL RIDER by Suzanne Morgan Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Surprisingly G-rated and accessible. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this Nevada ranching community, riding the bulls is the community sport. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Based on material from the upcoming TV film Africa's Elephant Kingdom, this book follows the birth and life of a baby African elephant, Little Bull, and members of his herd in the national parks in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Read full book review >

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SITTING BULL by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Solidly historical and far more heartfelt than those on the overcrowded shelf of assignment-fodder profiles. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A reverent tribute to the great Hunkpapa chief and holy man, cast as a memoir with a rich array of new and contemporary illustrations. Read full book review >

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BULL MOUNTAIN by Brian Panowich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Panowich deftly delves into 'something deeper than bone' between fathers and sons, between the land and its people."
Hillbilly noir goes literary in Panowich's debut, which is part crime fiction and part family saga. Read full book review >

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BULL CATCHER by Alden R. Carter
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Good as far as it goes, but incomplete. (Fiction. 12+)"
The rise of Neil ``Bull'' Larsen, from fledgling freshman ballplayer to starting catcher on his senior championship team, is captured against a background of adolescent love, sweaty afternoons on the baseball diamond, and nights of summer-camp fun: in other words, a soap opera for pre-teen boys and a fantasy for budding baseball players. Read full book review >