Search Results: "Jocelyn Davies"


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THE ODDS OF LIGHTNING by Jocelyn Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Both 'then' and 'now' plots combine to make an engaging work. (Friendship fiction. 14-18)"
Putting a scientific cast on magical realism, the lives of four teens are changed by a bolt of lightning. Read full book review >

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A FRACTURED LIGHT by Jocelyn Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Readers will have to wait and see. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This first sequel to A Beautiful Dark (2011) works mostly as romance and exposition, setting up the final book in the planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL DARK by Jocelyn Davies
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A cut above the genre average. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Here's a paranormal romance that doesn't follow all the conventions of the genre but relies at least in part on imagination to feed the needs of readers seeking supernatural fun. Read full book review >

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A RADIANT SKY by Jocelyn Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"For romance fans only, who should enjoy it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Romance trumps action even during the final battle to save the world in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"But Davies's many fans will find themselves well sated by the portraiture, the detail, and the richness shared here. (32 pages b&w photos)"
An amiable, discursive ramble through the several lives of Canada's octogenarian novelist. ``Sometimes I quake and grow pale, for it looks as if the Twilight Years, when I ought to be growing roses and sucking my dentures in peace, are going to be passed in back-breaking toil,'' once quipped the then 64-year-old author. Read full book review >

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MR. DAVIES AND THE BABY by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Readers will want to take Mr. D. for a walk anytime; Voake would be wise to unleash him again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Davies, a spry little terrier, decides to go along with his neighbor, a young mother, when she takes her baby for a stroll. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1978

"A bedside book, perhaps, but only for those fully prepared to doze off and dream not at all."
After-dinner speeches, commencement-day speeches, some humor, and a few lectures by the Canadian novelist-playwright-scholar. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1990

"A grab bag, but a good one, suitable for browsing while waiting for Davies' next novel."
The slightly revised (and first American) edition of the 1979 Canadian collection of journalistic essays, reviews, columns, and character profiles from the esteemed novelist (The Lyre of Orpheus, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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A DAY WITH NELLIE by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Fast, clever, and fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Busy Nellie wakes up in a tangle of blankets ready to start a full day. Read full book review >

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SAM SORTS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's got a mess, but he knows how to have fun cleaning it up: sorting it! Read full book review >

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READY FOR SUMMER by Marthe Jocelyn
FICTION
Released: April 8, 2008

"One of four titles, one for each season."
Off with the pajamas! Read full book review >

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HANNAH’S COLLECTIONS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A dazzling book to stimulate reader's imaginations and creativity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers with a penchant for collecting things will be enthralled by Jocelyn's (Earthly Astonishments, 2000, etc.) youthful hobbyist and her eclectic assortment of objects. Read full book review >