Search Results: "Erin Bow"


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PLAIN KATE by Erin Bow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A haunting, chilling (but never gory or graphic) tale with a fantastic girl at its center. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Bow's debut novel takes the stuff of Disney (spunky orphaned heroine and talking animal sidekick) and uses it to tell a surprisingly dark fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE SWAN RIDERS by Erin Bow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Brilliant and compelling: don't miss this. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A girl, remade, might just remake the world. Read full book review >

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THE SCORPION RULES by Erin Bow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking, passionate, and compassionate—and impeccably written to boot: not to be missed. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Once there was war, until an artificial intelligence named Talis took over the world. Read full book review >

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BOW WOW MEOW MEOW by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"It's rhyming cats and dogs for sure, and the creative Florian poetic zoo continues to grow. (Poetry. 4-10)"
Florian continues his poetic exploration of the entire animal kingdom, last visited in lizards, frogs, and polliwogs (2001), with this seventh entry in his successful series, following the same distinctive format: a large, square size with each short poem facing a full-page illustration. Read full book review >

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BOW WOW by Judy Reinen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An author's note describes the specific breeds in each photograph. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Reinen is an award-winning animal photographer who uses her amusing photos of dressed-up dogs to illustrate her first children's book in the style of William Wegman. Read full book review >

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BOLD SONS OF ERIN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Parry clearly loves writing about earlier generations on his native turf, and this time he gives us greater suspense than in Honor's Kingdom."
Fifth in the hauntingly rich Abel Jones Civil War series, following Honor's Kingdom and the more recent non-Jones Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales (2002). Read full book review >

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PUSSY'S BOW by Neal Drinnan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"As before, one for the boys, although lighter in tone and far less grim."
Cheeky homoerotic novel set in Melbourne that will appeal mainly to readers who delight in the joys of sodomy, by the author of Glove Puppet (1998), an Aussie novel about a 20-year-old porn star who for years has been sleeping with his gay stepfather. Read full book review >

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BOW-WOW'S NIGHTMARE NEIGHBORS by Mark Newgarden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Concept and execution could not be better. Readers of all ages are the winners the moment they open this book. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Bow-Wow is back (Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug, 2007), here in pursuit of mischievous ghost cats that reside next door. Read full book review >

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THE OX-BOW INCIDENT by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2001

"Virginia Kirkus herself, fearing a feminine bias, passed it on to an 'expert' in westerns, but he agreed: dullsville."
Since it first appeared in 1940, Clark's psychological western has steadily gained admirers, both in its original form, and as a popular film. Read full book review >