Search Results: "Karen V. Kukil"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNALS OF SYLVIA PLATH by Sylvia Plath
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"Inspiring and informative. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Courageous, honest, painful, yearning, and occasionally even funny, the unexpurgated diaries and journals of poet and novelist Plath show a woman struggling to develop her talent against the social constraints of her day. Read full book review >

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HIS INSIGNIFICANT OTHER by Karen V. Siplin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2002

"Harmless escape—and, as the title says, insignificant."
Another debut novel for the long list of Bridget Jones's Diary wannabes, the heroine a 29-year-old African-American from Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS MAKER’S DAUGHTER by V.  Briceland
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Obvious connections to the culture of medieval Venice, from glass to silk to music to gondolas, provide color but not depth. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
There are some imaginative moments and one very good idea in this muddled fantasy, but also a lot of clunky dialogue, clichéd expressions and dei ex machinae. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INFERNOTY by DON V.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2009

"Repetitive structure, awkward writing style an abrupt ending hamper this surreal tale."
A strange, poorly written, yet frequently original short science-fiction novel. Read full book review >

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MYTHBORN by V. Lakshman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"An ambitious, colorful and highly readable fantasy epic."
Debut fantasy novelist Lakshman offers a rousing epic in which supernatural beings threaten the world of their own creators. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILO AND THE REBEL RAIDERS by V. Peyton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Convincing, humorous, and appealingly odd. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
In a flooded, post-apocalyptic United Kingdom, a young boy travels from his marshlands home to the Capital to make his way in the world as a government-approved seer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTREME DINOSAURS by Luis V. Rey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Though a list of books or Web sites would not have gone amiss, serious students of the prehistoric will attack this with the same eagerness as casual browsers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A talented artist specializing in dinosaurs pulls out all the stops in his first solo showcase for young fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDOWS WITH BIRDS by Karen Ritz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Touching, unique and wise, a perfectly pitched tale of acceptance of the inevitable changes of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat lives in a house "that [has] windows with birds, / twenty-six stairs, / twenty- hiding places, and / one foolish mouse in the basement." Read full book review >