Search Results: "Inaki Miranda"


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BURNOUT by Rebecca Donner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"Written in a familiar, teen-novel voice, this should appeal to fans of such other Minx titles as Cecil Castelucci's The P.L.A.I.N. Janes, who are looking for a darker, less sassy read. (Graphic novel. YA)"
Novelist Donner tries her hand at graphic novels in this new offering in the Minx line. Read full book review >

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THE MIRANDA by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An existential revenge story offering a confession that doesn't beg forgiveness."
A former torture expert decides to walk the circumference of the Earth from the comfort of his own backyard. Read full book review >

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AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck
FICTION
Released: March 11, 1980

"All in all, a gorgeously romantic, implausible affair comfy as eiderdown."
Peck has unearthed one of the hoariest of chimney-corner romantic devices—the wobbly course of love and intrigue when two young things of diverse origins and temperament look exactly alike and cross destinies; and he displays it here in late-Edwardian satin, with agile prose and a straight face. Read full book review >

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MIRANDA AND CALIBAN by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Intriguing and impressive while remaining inextricable from its dramatic context."
In an eye-opening departure from her previous fantasy yarns (Poison Fruit, 2014, etc.), Carey reimagines the back story of Shakespeare's The Tempest as a tale of star-crossed lovers. Sort of. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA TAKES THE STAGE by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Harvey's tale, featuring a comically inept, melodramatic villainess and a precocious heroine who is unfailingly kindhearted, will captivate readers. (Mystery. 7-11)"
Seven-year-old Alice-Miranda returns in a jaunty adventure that combines mystery and theatrics. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA AT SCHOOL by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2011

"This new series, with its sprightly, resilient heroine, who is sweet without being cloying, offers readers a lively blend of humor and intrigue. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The secretive headmistress of a boarding school and a bully intent on mischief galore are no match for the intrepid Alice-Miranda. Read full book review >

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PORTRAIT OF MIRANDA by Karin N. Mango
FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

"Not bad, but in need of editing. (Fiction. 12+)"
Named for a grandmother whom she knows only through a WW II portrait, Miranda feels overshadowed by the woman's mysterious power. Read full book review >

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SPEAKING TO MIRANDA by Caroline Macdonald
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Fairly plausible for the genre, and smoothly written; an entertaining read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Ruby has grown up in Australia with Rob, who lived with her mother, Emma, the year before Emma's death 16 years ago; Rob adopted the two-year-old Ruby when he could find no trace of Emma's family or past. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA ON VACATION by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"This dashing adventure is a satisfying addition to this lively series. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The dauntless Alice-Miranda returns in a sequel fraught with mystery (Alice-Miranda at School, 2011). Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

A sudden gust of wind sends young Miranda and the balloon she's aboard on a quick trip around the world. Read full book review >

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MIRANDA GOES TO HOLLYWOOD by Jane Kendall
Released: May 1, 1999

"But if much of the humor is over the heads of the target audience, and if too much movie jargon remains oblique, this broad, entertaining period piece carries readers along with its sheer good spirits and provides them with a vivid glimpse of an unfamiliar era. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this sequel to Miranda and the Movies (1989), Miranda Gaines and her Aunt Lucy travel by train to Hollywood to join up with and Bobby, streetwise orphaned young actor who is Miranda's best friend, and C.J., the charming if rascally director of silent movies in which Miranda hopes to act. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 21, 1958

"Aimed at both children and adults, Miranda The Panda could start a fad of the 'Knock-Knock' variety, while on the juvenile level it could help the child expand his vocabulary if not his view of natural history."
There are also "golf sox on a musk ox," "some myrtle on a turtle," "a veil on a snail," etc. in this whimsical bit of rhymed nonsense. Read full book review >