Search Results: "Kate Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

ORIGINS by Kate Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"For fans of the series only. (Science fiction. 12+)"
The third title in the Missing Link series again uses a split narrative to explore what it means to be human. Read full book review >

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CREATURE OF THE NIGHT by Kate Thompson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"True to an astonishingly amoral worldview while equally revealing of Bobby's compassion, this novel scintillates. (Fiction. YA)"
A thief and a liar at 14, Bobby is furious with his mother for moving the family to the sticks to get him away from the trouble he's been up to in Dublin. Read full book review >

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THE NEW POLICEMAN by Kate Thompson
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Charming. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
J.J. Liddy sometimes wishes he could go clubbing like the other boys instead of playing fiddle at his family's dances every weekend. Read full book review >

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WILD BLOOD by Kate Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

"Tess's forays into animal worlds and realms of magic thread this coming-of-age tale with humor and melodrama. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Thompson closes the trilogy begun with Switchers (1998) by bringing young shapeshifter Tess to her pivotal 15th birthday, after which her ability to change into any animal will be lost. Read full book review >

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SWITCHERS by Kate Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"The suspense never wavers, while integral to the story are the author's deft observations on independence and human relationships, on death and loss, and more, in an atmospheric and authentic fantasy world. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Thompson has written a fantasy with the pacing of a suspense novel—an adventure written in poetic prose. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Thompson's genetics are simplistic and she begs the question of how birds and a dog could speak clear English—but she weaves some stimulating ideas into this suspenseful tale and leaves plenty of unanswered questions for future installments. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Thompson launches a new series that explores the boundaries between human and animal. Read full book review >

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THE BEGUILERS by Kate Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Look for sequels. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Thompson (Wild Blood, 2000, etc.) crafts an unusual alternate-world fantasy, rich in mystery and subtle connections, focused less on plot than on her young narrator's emotional state. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF THE HIGH KINGS by Kate Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"The diversity of protagonists diffuses the narrative, resulting in an unexpectedly bland return to the Liddy clan; nevertheless, expect high demand from readers of the first. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
J.J. Liddy of last year's The New Policeman now has a wife, a musical career that takes him away from home and four children. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE HORSE TRICK by Kate Thompson
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fast-paced, masterful and wholly satisfying. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Starting at the ending and ending at the beginning, Thompson's latest Liddy-family romp in Tír na n'Óg (The Last of the High Kings, 2008, etc.) lives up to the highest expectations and brings back familiar friends from both worlds, from Aengus, the Dagda and the puka to Jenny, J.J. and Mikey. Read full book review >

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ONLY HUMAN by Kate Thompson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"It will take a dogged effort, however, for the reader to make the effort to wade through more of the same. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Part two of this trilogy does not have the cohesiveness of the first and suffers as a consequence. Read full book review >

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MOST WANTED by Kate Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Bean will cheer Marcus's solution. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Thompson uses the time of the Roman Empire as the setting for another horse story for younger readers (Highway Robbery, 2009). Read full book review >

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HIGHWAY ROBBERY by Kate Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"The fun is in guessing at the truth while always hoping for his success. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An unnamed young lad, called a guttersnipe and clearly an urchin with few resources except his considerable wits, recounts recent events to an unknown audience he calls "Sir." Read full book review >