Search Results: "Janet Lee Carey"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAST OF NOOR by Janet Lee Carey
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"A hefty but not tiresome read, this will leave the reader anxious to turn just a few more pages before turning out the light. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A creature called the Shriker has lured helpless victims to their gruesome deaths in Shalem Wood for centuries. Read full book review >

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WENNY HAS WINGS by Janet Lee Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Like Susan Katz's Snowdrops for Cousin Ruth (1998), it allows a heartrending glimpse into what happens in a family when a child dies. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A gentle epistolary novel requiring at least three hankies. Read full book review >

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IN THE TIME OF DRAGON MOON by Janet Lee Carey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Ultimately, a satisfying tale of a girl who must come to terms with her own blended identity. (author's note) (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Humans, dragons and fey coexist on Wilde Island, but this uneasy peace masks a simmering, mutual distrust that surfaces after the English army abducts an Euit healer and his daughter to cure the aging queen's infertility—failure is not an option. Read full book review >

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DRAGON’S KEEP by Janet Lee Carey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The weakly melodramatic climax is the only flaw, and it's balanced by a sweet dénouement. (Fantasy. YA)"
In 1145, on Wilde Island, Rosalind counts the days by the saints and once a week has her mother the queen trim the dragon claw that is the third finger of her left hand. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONS OF NOOR by Janet Lee Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"OK, despite the occasionally saccharine flavor. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Carey's sequel to The Beast of Noor (2006) returns to the linked worlds of Noor (pre-industrial, mostly realistic) and Oth (traditional fantasyland) and brings teen siblings Hanna and Miles back for more adventures. Read full book review >

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THE DOUBLE LIFE OF ZOE FLYNN by Janet Lee Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Thought-provoking, despite occasional lapses into social-studies lessons about Islam. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Zoe learns to cope with change, friendship, and homelessness in this poignant tale. Read full book review >

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DRAGONSWOOD by Janet Lee Carey
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Painful, cathartic and cautiously hopeful; a fairy tale for those who have given up on believing in them, but still yearn for happily ever after. (Fantasy. 14 & up) "
A dark fantasy illuminated by piercing flashes of hope builds upon the well-received Dragon's Keep (2007), while standing complete on its own. Read full book review >

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STEALING DEATH by Janet Lee Carey
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Fans of the author's earlier Dragon's Keep (2008) and readers of heroic quest fantasies won't be disappointed by this suspenseful, satisfying read. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Seventeen-year-old Kipp swears to keep Death at bay forever after most of his family dies in a fire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAREY STREET CAT by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"This team's The Rainbow Watchers, published simultaneously in the same format, also considers fitting in and the meaning of art, but the storyline is not as strong. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Jenkins, a cat, gets along happily on Carey Street once Harry has pointed out to the neighbors who object to Jenkins's wandering from house to house that the cat's life is not so different from Harry's: he splits the week between his divorced parents. Read full book review >