Search Results: "Jørn Riel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHIPWRECK by Jørn  Riel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Although the language is a bit stilted and the message far from subtle, this Danish translation, first in a four-part series, will appeal to those seeking adventure, strong friendship and survival stories at a lower reading level than usual.(Adventure. 9-11)"
When Leiv, a Viking boy, is shipwrecked near Greenland, two Inuit siblings, Apuluk and Narua, rescue him and eventually bring him to their community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOWSTORM by Jørn  Riel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Fledgling readers will enjoy this simply told, visually appealing historical tale, though starting with the first two episodes will make it easier to follow the developing characters and storyline. (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
The third in a four-part Viking-era adventure pits four young Greenlanders against both a howling gale and a crew of brutal pirates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAIDERS by Jørn  Riel
by Jørn Riel, illustrated by Helen Cann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Not a stand-alone, unlike the opener, but still a worthy tale built around a core of clashing cultures and shared human values. (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
The second episode in the Danish author's Inuk Quartet sends young Icelander Leiv and his Inuit friends on a new mission of vengeance after Viking raiders plunder his newfound Greenland home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Zephrum Gates and the Strange Magical Treasure by Tricia Riel
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"A fun, if somewhat overstuffed, story about one girl's magical coming-of-age."
In this fantasy novel for young readers, the second volume in the Zephrum Gates series, the titular heroine finds herself at an unusual school for kids with special abilities while hoping that an old adversary won't come back to harm her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIT AND RUN by Norah McClintock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"The rescue of an at-risk adolescent with light and dark sides takes center stage, but the unfolding mystery adds a dramatic subplot. (Mystery. 12-14)"
Bad seed wars with good in an orphaned teenager who finds out that his mother's death wasn't an accident. Read full book review >