Search Results: "Jeanne DuPrau"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Readers will find this fast-paced and clever final installment closer to the original than either of the other sequels and will enjoy the logical future detailed at the end. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Chronologically third, but listed as fourth in the Book of Ember series, the latest entry begins with an enticing vision of pre-Disaster events, in which the Builders of the underground city make provisions to assist the emerging Emberites. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE OF SPARKS by Jeanne DuPrau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2004

"So you do a good thing, and that turns it around'), this fast-paced tale of post-Apocalyptic strife will resonate with new and returning fans alike. (Fiction. 9-13)"
At the end of The City of Ember (2003), Lina and Doon had found the way out of their doomed underground home. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2006

"This will disappoint Ember's fans, but those who read this offering with no series expectations will find it a provocative read with an appealingly conflicted protagonist. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With the U.S. teetering on the brink of war and her father off on a secret government job, 11-year-old Nickie's trip with her aunt to the small town where her great-grandfather lived and died is a welcome break from reality. Read full book review >

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THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2003

"The cliffhanger ending will leave readers clamoring for the next installment. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This promising debut is set in a dying underground city. Read full book review >

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CAR TROUBLE by Jeanne DuPrau
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"As always, it isn't the destination, it's the getting there that's all the fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Life couldn't be better for just-out-of-high-school Duff Pringle: He's on his way to Silicon Valley for a high-paying job with a tech start-up and the road lies open before him. Read full book review >

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THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"No substitute for the original, but an agreeable alternative for younger or less-able readers. (Graphic science fiction. 8-10)"
Effective use of light and shadow in the art give this graphic adaptation of the 2003 novel a properly spooky look, but it reads overall more like a summary than a developed story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

In an immoderately engaging profile of arguably the most visible and widely known public artists alive today, Greenberg and Jordan retrace the duo's career and capture a sense of the wonder that their large-scale projects evoke. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS JEFFREY AND JEANNE by Jeanne Baier
Released: June 9, 2011

"An effective, if visually undistinguished, tale with a straightforward message of reassurance for children affected by divorce."
A picture book offering the point of view of twins offers affirmation and comfort to young children of separated parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Ridley has definitely done her homework in recognizing Baret as an overlooked but important historical figure."
Dense, inquisitive biography of the first woman to circle the globe by sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 1989

Diverse, experimental sampling of short stories by a talented new generation of Chinese writers. Read full book review >

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SOPHY AND AUNTIE PEARL by Jeanne Titherington
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The pictures just aren't loosened up enough to get this fantasy off the ground. (Picture book. 4+)"
A simple story with few surprises. Read full book review >

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Hagar's Last Dance by Maureen Klovers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"A fiery, vividly drawn mystery, headlined by a particularly daring belly dancer."
A woman's double life throws her friends and family into a murderous tailspin. Read full book review >