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

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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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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Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A detailed, approachable handbook to mindfulness by a knowledgeable, experienced spiritual guide."
Australian Neale writes her first book, a self-help guide to spiritual development. 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

DON'T EAT THE BABY by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"Who would have thought that threatened cannibalism could yield such a sweet and original little read in a market glutted with new-sibling stories? (Picture book. 3-7)"
They'll eat him up they love him so. Or so this new big brother fears. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Specific enough to hold interest, yet universal enough to appeal to those from almost all walks of life, this is the perfect springboard for family reminiscences. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Told in an irrepressible toddler's voice, this is stream of consciousness at its best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA THE BALLERINA by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"In a rather crowded corps de ballet of recent dance titles for children, Belinda stands out for more than her big feet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Face the facts, Belinda has a problem, in fact, "two big problems: her left foot and her right foot." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, DOKO by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The dynamic, jewel-toned pastel, collage and gouache illustrations, bordered and flecked with gold give dignity, richness and power to a traditional Asian tale that embodies both the Golden Rule and respect for the elderly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The epigraph from Kung Fu Tze—"What one wishes not upon oneself, one burdens not upon another"—aptly summarizes this simple parable set in Nepal. Read full book review >