Search Results: "Forest Lam"


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"Sad, true and beautiful."
A pitch-perfect exploration of grief and a compelling story about the ghosts-real and figurative-that haunt us in the wake of love and loss. Read full book review >

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FOREST by Janet Taylor Lisle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A deftly plotted fantasy with amusingly characterizations; a telling allegory of the roots of violence in ignorance. (Fiction. 9-13)"
From a Newbery Honor winner, the chronicle of a narrowly averted war between a society of usually peaceable squirrels and the humans who live nearby. Read full book review >

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FOREST by Laura Godwin
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1998

"Coupled with Schuett's warm and softly drawn illustrations'some of the finest she's done—this gentle tale delights. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-06-056667-8 This heartwarming I Can Read provides a deft balance between the basic wording required for beginning readers and a realistic scenario about a girl's awakening to nature. Read full book review >

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BLANCHE ON THE LAM by Barbara Neely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1992

"Primarily for southern gothic aficionados."
Blanche, a street-smart black domestic on the run from the sheriff for passing a bad check (again), winds up cooking and caring for edgy Miz Grace, her husband Everett, her wealthy, reclusive Aunt Emmeline, and her somewhat retarded Cousin Mumsfield at their summer home in Hokeysville, North Carolina—in a quirky mystery debut that pits Blanche against a Faulknerian cast of oddballs who may be trying to kill each other off to claim a southern fortune. Read full book review >

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FOREST GATE by Peter Akinti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Sometimes sketchy and preachy, nevertheless notably passionate and gritty."
A disturbing debut exposes the hopelessness of black teenagers trapped in a grim East London neighborhood. Read full book review >

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FOREST BORN by Shannon Hale
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"One doesn't need to have read the earlier books to become enraptured by this one, but doing so adds to the richness of these very satisfying tales. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Hale, like her readers, has clearly been enchanted with the characters she brought forth in her Books of Bayern (The Goose Girl, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FOREST by Claire A. Nivola
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2002

"EWSLUGp1983. (Picture book. 10+)"
Though the symbolism and level of self-awareness in this brief metaphorical journey will speak more to an adult audience, any reader who has felt fear of the unknown will identify with its solitary narrator. Read full book review >

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FOREST CHILD by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A perfect bedtime story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a boy wanders into the woods and gets lost, the animals are hostile and suspicious at first, ``mumbling, grumbling, growling low.'' But after he frees a rabbit from a hunting trap, the animals see that he can be trusted and they take care of him as though he were one of them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This is an important and accessible contribution to recent forest-ecology literature, and required reading for all federal and state officials. (25 illustrations, 3 figures, 4 maps)"
As presented by Langston (Environmental Studies/Univ. of Wisconsin), it is no idle metaphor to state that federal forest managers could not see the forest for the trees in pursuit of an efficient means of harvesting timber in Oregon's Blue Mountains. Read full book review >

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SUICIDE FOREST by Jeremy Bates
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Bates' choice to avoid brazen scares makes for an understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like."
In Bates' (The Taste of Fear, 2012, etc.) horror novel, a simple excursion into a reputedly haunted forest turns into a nightmare when people start dying in conspicuously unnatural ways.Read full book review >

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THIEVING FOREST by Martha Conway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"An elegiac, hopeful historical novel."
An accomplished novel that looks at the true wildness of the wilderness and the stakes of rugged individualism. Read full book review >

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FOREST GHOST by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"Typically creepy and graphic fare from Masterton, with an environmental spin that may herald a new direction (Drought, 2014). Given the final acts, this one clearly won't be a series."
Twin forests on two continents seem to be haunting visitors and making them want to kill themselves. Read full book review >