Search Results: "John A. Livingston"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1995

This Canadian naturalist's polemic shows humanity as abandoning a holistic natural order for a self-centered life as a rogue species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Love on the Wings of War by John Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2016

"Entrancing romantic suspense with an intriguing dose of Middle Eastern history."
An American graduate student faces serious obstacles when he falls for a young Egyptian woman in Cairo in this novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARKLIGHT by Lesley Livingston
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Urban Faerie genre. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Urban faerie killers, star-crossed lovers, rival courts and a spot of Shakespeare vie for center stage in this sequel to Wondrous Strange (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IN A DISTANT LAND by Nancy Livingston
Released: March 31, 1989

Here, the author's unlikely duo—quiet, retired widower G.D.H. Pringle and his buxom, lively companion Mavis Bignell (Incident at Parga, etc.)—are travelling across Australia on a trip paid for by Mavis big Derby win. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS VALIANT
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Valiant (The Valiant #1) by Lesley Livingston

Cover Story: Can’t Unsee
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Modern History
Bonus Factors: Female Gladiators, Cleopatra
Relationship Status: Swords Drawn

Cover Story: Can’t Unsee

At first, I was going to talk about how the young woman on this cover looks like a gladiator, which is ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SMUDGE by John A. Rowe
by John A. Rowe, illustrated by John A. Rowe
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

Rowe (The Gingerbread Man, 1996, etc.) presents another delightfully eccentric character from his bestiary: an old storytelling rat named Smudge, who recalls his childhood abduction by a bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER PIGLET by John A. Rowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"The attention he pays to their expressions is highly entertaining. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Peter Piglet's life changes irrevocably when he chances upon a pair of golden shoes secreted under a pile of sticks, acorns, and blackbird feathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMILE by John A. Rowe
by John A. Rowe, illustrated by John A. Rowe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"In the end, however, while the story may elicit some smiles among readers, with so little actual plot, this is a bland and predictable effort. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Grumpy Land isn't a fun place to be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY CROW by John A. Rowe
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An unusually dark picture book that is probably too subtle for its intended audience. (Fiction/Picture book. 5- 8)"
Both Rowe's (Jack the Dog, not reviewed) story and his illustrations are strangely brooding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VALIANT by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A familiar-feeling historical adventure elevated by use of setting. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A Celtic princess is abducted, enslaved, and sent to a gladiatrix school in Julius Caesar's Rome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYHEM IN PARVA by Nancy Livingston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Mavis (never as endearing as Pringle and the author find her) is in at the finish of a story that starts well but loses its way in a jumble of fussy overplotting."
Some surprises await retired tax inspector G.D.H. Pringle (Murder in Close-up, etc.) when he decides to explore his roots in the village of Wuffinge Parva, fueled by the vague notion of moving out of London with his down-to-earth mistress Mavis Bignell. Read full book review >