Search Results: "Herbie Brennan"


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FANTASY
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Well populated with interesting characters, this story is nicely paced and told, a solid sequel that indicates there is room for more. (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
Terrorism is once again the theme in this sequel to The Shadow Project (2010). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Snappy pacing keeps the pages turning in this third installment of the wars between Faeries of the Light, Faeries of the Night and demons from Hael. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The disturbing definition of female sexiness just tops off this queen's notably passive and love-focused role, and may well outweigh Brennan's sweet touches and lovely final revelations. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The clever dénouement of the series is crisper than the middle installments but strikingly obsolete in its depictions of gender and race. Read full book review >

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THE PURPLE EMPEROR by Herbie Brennan
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2004

Henry, Pyrgus, Blue, and Mr. Fogarty once again battle the Faeries of the Night in this somewhat disjointed but colorful sequel to Faerie Wars (2003). Read full book review >

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DEATH by Herbie Brennan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Readers who can't stay awake for Art Bell's late-night radio excursions into the paranormal can find the same material here."
The author of Emily and the Werewolf (1993) offers another collection of paranormal weirdness in an investigation of mortality that surveys everything from dominant world religions to out-there occult theories. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PROPHECY by Herbie Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Middle schoolers—male and female—will enjoy this novel and hope en masse the next book comes soon. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Conspiracies abound in this tension-filled series starter from a master of many genres, catching two teens up in the secretive Knights of Themis' plot to dominate the world and casting them into a maelstrom of danger. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW PROJECT  by Herbie Brennan
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Boys will be more attracted than girls, even with a central female teen character. (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
Danny's smart, independent…and a thief. Read full book review >

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FAERIE WARS by Herbie Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Aside from unjustifiably archaic gender roles, this is the perfect choice for Harry Potter fans who don't know what to read next. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A clever, sly fantasy with immediate intrigue and plenty of science. Read full book review >

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EMILY AND THE WEREWOLF by Herbie Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"A pleasant, if contrived, British import. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Farmer Osboro turns into a werewolf when he's angry, but only Emily can see the transformation. Read full book review >

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NUFF SAID by Herbie Brennan
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Though more sequels are almost certainly on their way, enuff is enuff for now. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Taking up where Fairy Nuff (p. 801) leaves off, this equally madcap import features the world's most expensive housewarming party, stampeding elephants, a humongous explosion, interspecies romance, and, as they say, much, much more. Read full book review >

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FAIRY NUFF by Herbie Brennan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Fair enuff. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Feckless but clever when it counts, young Fairy Nuff does accidentally blow up his woodland house—but on the bright side, he then helps to thwart a nuffarious neighbor's plot to take over the Empire, earns a knighthood, and makes twenty thousand billion pounds to boot in this veddy British farce. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE BRENNAN by Seth Stern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2010

"Intriguing behind-the-scenes look for readers with an interest in social justice, focusing on how one man's allegiance to guiding principles transformed this nation's judicial system."
Comprehensive biography of the Supreme Court Justice whose liberal agenda profoundly affected public policy in the second half of the 20th century. Read full book review >