Search Results: "Felicity Young"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTIDOTE TO MURDER by Felicity Young
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"The second in Young's promising series features a strong heroine, a twisty mystery and the obligatory historical detail."
A woman doctor in 1911 is a rara avis who must fight for respect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 1993

"An intelligent survey, sure to awaken interest. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
The author of a workmanlike but traditional introduction to the history of painting (Picture This, 1990) takes a livelier approach to 20th-century art, offering two or three contrasting examples in each of 14 styles or schools, most (to some degree) representational: cubism, surrealism, pop art, etc. Some of the juxtapositions are imaginative: a Calder mobile and a Hepworth abstraction are grouped as ``Sea Sculptures,'' while Frankenthaler and de Kooning's otherwise dissimilar paintings derive some of their impact from their mammoth size; commendably, Woolf reminds readers to note a work's dimensions when considering the rather small but perfectly clear color reproductions. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JEFFERSON DAVIS, UNCONQUERABLE HEART by Felicity Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Everyone else can skip it. (72 illus.)"
The author's dedication—to her grandmother, —a Confederate to the last——tells you everything you need to know. Read full book review >

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EVER by Felicity Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Noisy, chaotic, not even half thought out: an unconvincing grab-bag of an opener."
First installment of a fantasy trilogy, from the author of the mass market Delta City (1996), etc. Captive daemons, cruelly confined and tortured, produce the motive power for vehicles and machines in Savage's oddball world. Read full book review >

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DON’T LOOK BACK by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"Top-drawer evidence that a practiced hand can still ring memorably creepy changes on the classic whodunit."
Murder strikes a placid Norwegian village in this deceptively understated novel, the first of veteran Fossum's to appear in the US. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE DEVIL HOLDS THE CANDLE by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2006

"Fossum's characters are as thin-skinned as anatomy charts. It's no wonder she knows things about them no one else has ever seen—except for the Devil who holds a candle to them."
Where does Fossum get her macabre ideas? In his third case, Inspector Konrad Sejer (He Who Fears the Wolf, 2005, etc.) searches his Norwegian town for a missing delinquent who's being kept right under his nose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN'S SHADOW by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Wonderfully odd and cleverly informative. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
When a queen, looking severe in her ball gown, suddenly misses her shadow at her own ball, the visual capabilities of her guests are put to the test in this mystery infused with natural science. Read full book review >

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SHOULD YOU BE A RIVER by Ed Young
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 14, 2015

"Mystifying and ultimately uplifting, this book challenges all of us to seek out the dizzying scope of love. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
Startling collages of torn photos, cut paper and calligraphy seek to describe love's many forms and feelings through comparisons found in nature. Read full book review >

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A FEW BLOCKS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Amazing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young's latest attempts to be many things—a foray into a child's imagination, a touching tale of siblings and a stage for the author's elaborate paper sculptures—and it succeeds masterfully in doing all three. Read full book review >

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HOOK by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual bird soars through striking art and powerful imagery. Read full book review >

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THE SONS OF THE DRAGON KING by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Terrific in conjunction with an art program—less successful as a story on its own. (author's note) (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
The illustrations outshine the story in this traditional Chinese tale of how the Dragon King helps each of his nine sons find a way to exploit his personal attributes to the overall benefit of the people. Read full book review >