Search Results: "Emma Tranter"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANKLIN FROG by Emma Tranter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"A winner. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Three generations of frogs demonstrate the circle of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COURTING FAVOUR by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"One sentence simply proceeds to the next, and event transpires to event, 'transpire' being a Tranter crutchword."
Dizzingly prolific Tranter (The Lion's Whelp, 1998, etc.) died last year, leaving a number of completed manuscripts to add to his nearly 90 published novels largely about Scotland. Read full book review >

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THE MARCHMAN by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Braveheart'' of his time, offers a detailed, accessible take on life north of the border as armies and ideas clash, and monarchs and courtiers plot."
Scotland is barely saved from England's grasping Tudor monarchs as Tranter (The Riven Realm, 1985, etc.), a popular chronicler of Scottish history, tells the engaging story of John Maxwell, the young Warden of the Borderlands who routed the English, advised his monarch, and married for love. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN ROLLING DOWN A HILL by Kevin Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2016

"While this fantasy adventure tale would benefit from more characterization and tension, it still delivers a fun read."
A scrappy group attempts to overthrow an evil dream world ruler in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGACY by Kirsten Tranter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"A promising beginning to what will undoubtedly be a successful writing career."
Australian author Tranter makes her splendid debut with this novel about friendship, love, abuse and deceit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COMMON LOSS by Kirsten Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Tranter, whose writing is solid but occasionally verges into overly oblique territory, deftly explores a friendship that's past its prime."
Australian writer Tranter's sophomore effort (The Legacy, 2010) examines the complexities of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION'S WHELP by Nigel Tranter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

Another lively take on Scotland's turbulent history, by the wonderfully prolific Tranter (The Marchman, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY by Emma Parrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Flutterby Butterfly's mild mystery makes for good, interactive fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This interactive board book is actually sturdy enough for young children to manipulate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORION AND THE DARK by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A funny, savvy bedtime story that addresses common fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A friendly, benign-looking creature called the Dark takes the boy Orion on a fear-conquering adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUDIE NUDIE by Emma Quay
by Emma Quay, illustrated by Emma Quay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A bracing burst of joie de vivre, ideal for any rude, nude, naked brood. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This Australian import features two imps who take a particular pleasure in gamboling about sans covering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE BUGS! by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2010

"EWSLUGp1999 or Denise Fleming's taxonomically correct Beetle Bop (2007) as a springboard for an adjective lesson or on its own, this is just plain fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This young narrator loves bugs of all sorts, including several creepy-crawlies that are not bugs or even insects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIP TIP DIG DIG by Emma Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia's bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. Read full book review >