Search Results: "Karleen Koen"


BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE VERSAILLES by Karleen Koen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"A step up from the usual genre romance, but only just; a literal bodice-ripper, and with swordplay, too."
For every Dauphin a D'Artagnan, and for every Sun King a monster in the attic. Thus Koen's (Dark Angels, 2006, etc.) Bourbon-laced exploration of a tangled time in the French past. Read full book review >

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DARK ANGELS by Karleen Koen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Those seeking explosions and the period equivalent of car chases—and, yes, those bosoms—are advised to look elsewhere."
The Restoration begs for a new drinking game: Players must drink a flagon of ale every time a bodacious bodiced bosom heaves. Read full book review >

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NOW FACE TO FACE by Karleen Koen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Koen's two storylines—Barbara's life in Virginia and the political upheaval in England—don't mesh well, while her heroine remains unconvincingly high-spirited throughout. (Author tour)"
A disappointing follow-up to Koen's much hoopla'd debut, Through a Glass Darkly (1986). Read full book review >

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THERE WILL BE WOLVES by Karleen Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Steer readers to Karen Cushman's The Midwife's Apprentice (1995) for its more richly developed characters and vivid, better-integrated picture of medieval life. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A harsh, patchy tale of the first Crusade. Read full book review >

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ROGER IS GOING FISHING by Koen Van Biesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"A clever story whose illustrations lack the warm fuzzies. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The main characters from Roger Is Reading a Book (2015) are back in this picture book, translated from the original Dutch, about a fishing trip that catches more than fish. Read full book review >

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ROGER IS READING A BOOK by Koen Van Biesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2015

"A slight but tongue-in-cheek import with a mischievous twist. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A noisy neighbor can make reading a bit of a challenge—but there's a clever solution. Read full book review >

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A TALE OF TWO TENGU by Karen Kawamoto McCoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Fossey's delicate art, enhanced with brightly appealing color, is an excellent complement to McCoy's lively retelling of a tale that comes from her own childhood tradition. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Kenji and Joji are tengu—``goblins with long, lovely noses''—who constantly compete by extending them to huge lengths. Read full book review >