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 >

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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 >

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 >

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Observations of an Immigrant From Africa by Gideon Naudé
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2014

"An immigrant's tale of life in South Africa and the United States that effectively draws on his day-to-day experiences and cultural views."
A South African immigrant tells his life story and reflects on the differences between his native country and the United States. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH NAPOLEON by Gideon Defoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2009

"Relentlessly, aggressively, inventively and often hilariously silly."
In the fourth of this madcap series (The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists, 2006, etc.), the Pirate Captain, disillusioned after a crushing loss in the Pirate-of-the-Year pageant, decides to throw over buccaneering for a quiet life of beekeeping. Read full book review >

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ESKIMO BOY by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Pronouncing glossary of 21 Inupiaqu words. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In perceptive, skillfully composed color photos captioned with a brief text, a realistic portrait of seven-year-old Norman and his life year-round. Read full book review >