Search Results: "Isobelle Carmody"


BOOK REVIEW

ALYZON WHITESTARR by Isobelle Carmody
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 23, 2009

"Carmody's detailed exposition, bold theorizing and somewhat saggy plotting will leave readers who persevere disappointed to learn that Alyzon's adventures end with this stand-alone. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Exceptional for her practicality and plain looks in a family of flamboyant dreamers and artists, Alyzon is at first overwhelmed and alarmed but then entranced by the power of her newly heightened senses, brought on by a concussion. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FUR by Isobelle Carmody
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"An environmentally friendly message packaged in page-turning adventure. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Little Fur's quest to prevent the Troll King from destroying the earth spirit continues in this second book of the eco-fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE GATHERING by Isobelle Carmody
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Fans of the horror genre will find this Australian novelist's US debut uneven but promising. (Fiction. 12-15)"
When Evil returns to the town of Cheshunt after many years, five teenagers with troubled pasts form a Chain to combat it. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FUR by Isobelle Carmody
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"This wee eco-fantasy heroine, with her green message, will win the hearts of young environmentalists. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
The first of a proposed quartet introduces Little Fur, an elf troll, tall as a three-year-old child with "slanted green eyes, wild red hair that brambled about her pointed ears and bare, broad, four-toed feet." Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"It's entirely convincing that Rage loves them so dearly; readers will too. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Canine companions enliven this overstuffed opener to a fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

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OBERNEWTYN by Isobelle Carmody
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Pedestrian and one-dimensional: Carmody's not the first to stumble attempting the transition to an adult audience."
First of a post-nuclear science-fiction series, and first US outing for this Australian children's writer. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Little Fur fans will be pleased with her closing message that 'it is not necessary to know everything at once,' which hints at more eco-adventures to come. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
In this third volume of Little Fur adventures, Carmody's wee heroine confronts a mystic order of wolves while searching for her missing friend. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2006

"Several clues hint toward a satisfying conclusion for an uneven series. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The second of this fantasy trilogy re-imagines the Persephone legend. Read full book review >

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ASHLING by Isobelle Carmody
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Told in sober, clear printspeak, a splinter tongue of strokekey."
Concluding volume of the Obernewtyn Chronicles, first published (by Viking Penguin) in 1995 in Australia. Read full book review >

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THE FARSEEKERS by Isobelle Carmody
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Competently wrought but earnest and familiar: Put this one, along with its predecessor, on the YA shelf."
Second in Carmody's series (Obernewtyn, 1999; first published in Australia in 1987) set in a post-nuclear world ruled by the stern, repressive Council; this entry dates from 1990. Read full book review >

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MAGIC NIGHT by Isobelle Carmody
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"An edgy, beautifully surreal dreamscape perhaps best saved for daytime. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this moonlit cat adventure first published in Australia as The Wrong Thing (2006), Lee captures the mysterious hush of a thick-with-magic night in ghostly, luminous pastels. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Reliable counsel for sufferers everywhere."
Veteran author Carmody (Religion/University of Tulsa; Contemporary Catholic Theology, 1980, etc.) delivers a soft- spoken primer on how to deal with times of crisis. Read full book review >