Search Results: "Gideon Kendall"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT AND THE PIXIE PLOT by Jennifer A. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Definitely a series to invest in for those who prefer their fantasy a bit light. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This second book in the Underworld Chronicles picks up where Elliot and the Goblin War (2010) left off. Read full book review >

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DINO PETS GO TO SCHOOL by Lynn Plourde
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Readers will delight in this latest dino pets installment and wonder where the dinosaurs might go for their next calamitous adventure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The little boy from Dino Pets (2007) finally gets to show his menagerie off to his class, but will school ever be the same again? Read full book review >

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DINO PETS by Lynn Plourde
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A great one to pair with Bernard Most's work, dinosaur fans will revel in the possibilities. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dinosaur lovers' imaginations soar with this inventive flight of fancy from Plourde. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT AND THE GOBLIN WAR by Jennifer A. Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Recommended for those who avoid dark and serious fantasies, as it's sure to evoke more giggles than gasps, despite the introductory admonitions. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A strong warning from a now-familiar intrusive narrator cautions readers to be "very brave" and "willing to take...chances" because "this is the story that unfolds the mysteries of the Underworld." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEEMS by John Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The cutesy puns can wear somewhat but are charming overall—in this small, book-length dose. (appendices: glossary, 'Time Is of The Essence,' 'Tools of the Trade,' 'Post Mission Report') (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Thirteen-year-old Becker Drane's career as the youngest-ever Fixer brings him up against a World-threatening explosion in this sequel to The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUSSIAN GIRL by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Buried in the acknowledgements is a contact for others interested in traveling or working in Russia. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
An award-winning photojournalist (Eskimo Boy, 1992) focuses on a nine-year-old girl in Suzdal, an ancient Russian town 150 miles from Moscow. Read full book review >

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THE MAP THAT BREATHED by Melanie Gideon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The author leaves plenty of room for sequels, and repeat visits to Greenwater will be welcome—preferably without all the contrivance and excess thematic baggage. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A hodgepodge tale of parallel worlds and travelers between them features children with hidden pasts and abilities, a soul-sucking monster, inscrutable alien devices from who-knows-where, a plot laced with coincidences—and signs of a lively authorial imagination that can't keep this overstuffed debut afloat, but bodes well for future work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"A sage, forward-seeing study to be heeded."
A focused delineation of the shifting center of gravity toward Asia and the need for a strenuous Western response without losing global primacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nothing new here, but a decently told account all the same."
A joint biography of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald by cultural historian Taylor, who dwells on the disintegration of their marriage and Zelda's slow descent into madness. Read full book review >

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221 BC by Kendall Price
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An inventive blend of Egyptian history and magic, this dynastic tale opens what promises to be a stellar series."
Set against the backdrop of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in an alternate history linking the power of the pharaohs to magic, this first installment of a trilogy details the beginnings of a war pitting brother against brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1998

Another celebration of Israel's 50th birthday: a detailed, persuasive, well-illustrated survey of art produced in Israel over the past hundred years, focusing more particularly on the period from the 1940s to the present. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS by Gideon Defoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2004

"Completely juvenile and thoroughly enchanting."
Silly and very droll debut by a London paleontologist who likes pirates and has obviously grown up on old Monty Python reruns. Read full book review >