Search Results: "H.M. Castor"


BOOK REVIEW

VIII by H.M. Castor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Readers will be caught up by the sweeping tale, which is more successful than many similar attempts at bringing a fascinating historical character and period to life. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
British historian Castor chooses a well-rehearsed period of history to re-examine what made the Tudor monarch tick from a new perspective. Read full book review >

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HOME BOY by H.M. Naqvi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A breezy, thoughtful and witty novel about the immigrant experience."
In this case the homies are Pakastani-Americans and Pakistanis who want to be American—at least until 9/11 upsets the cultural balance. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Beautifully written, fully realized, fast-paced—this blurs the line between fantasy and history and has winner written all over it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An original, remarkable and very true debut. Read full book review >

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THE LION'S CUB by H.M. Hoover
Released: Oct. 21, 1974

"The fate of the real Jemal-Edin, who returned to his own people only to be rejected as an outcast and enemy and killed by his own father, is told in an afterword, but though the settings are rich and evocative, Hoover has captured only the shadow of this tragic prince."
Jemal-Edin, the first son of the ruler of Daghestan and almost a man by the standard of his people's harsh, Muslim-Caucasian culture, is given as a hostage to Czar Nicholas I, where he becomes a child prince of the Russian aristocracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"A masterfully written exploration of the beauty and cruelty of love, as sharp as it is sensual."
A disillusioned writer travels to the tropics in search of inspiration in Blanc's emotionally astute debut novel. Read full book review >

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GOTCHA, LOUIE! by H.M. Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

"This jolly little tale heralds a welcome return for Louie and his faithful red rooster, adding a sprinkling of summer fun to brighten someone's day—regardless of the season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Louie and his favorite stuffed goose return for a seaside adventure. Read full book review >

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A CRACK IN THE SEA by H.M. Bouwman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"This novel touches on sensitive and tragic moments in history and gives them fantastical remediation for a provocative, immersive read. (afterword, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In the "second world" dwell people who did not arrive of their own volition. But in that world exist communities and harmony, between and among the Raftworlders (with dark brown skin and tightly curled hair) and the Islanders (with lighter-brown skin and straight hair). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"An insightful look at issues still relevant today, related by an accomplished historian and storyteller."
Cambridge research fellow Castor follows up her history of the 15th-century Paston family (Blood and Roses: One Family's Struggle and Triumph During the Tumultuous Wars of the Roses, 2006) with a fascinating biography of four powerful English queens who attempted without success to rule England before the coronation of Elizabeth I. Read full book review >

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ORVIS by H.M. Hoover
Released: Aug. 1, 1987

"A friendly and cheerful story, with Orris particularly well-drawn; a little predictable, but the threats and rescues are believable, and the theme of tension between spacers and earth people isn't overworked."
Two spacer kids stranded on earth befriend an ancient robot, and together they find sanctuary. Read full book review >

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JOAN OF ARC by Helen Castor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2015

"An unorthodox yet erudite and elegant biography of this 'massive star.'"
A fresh attempt to put young, willful Joan the Maid squarely back at the center of the French-English drama of early- to mid-15th-century France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"So, as science fiction, this gets a fiction 8, science 5."
Abby, already at 12 a cheerful hostess at the fashionable inn her great-uncle runs on Earth, takes an instant dislike to Brian, the snobbish, arrogant son of wealthy off-Earth settlers. Read full book review >