Search Results: "Kay Thorpe Bannon"


BOOK REVIEW

YONDER MOUNTAIN by Kay Thorpe Bannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Though this isn't a title that will jump out at young readers, teachers looking for Native American folktales will appreciate this as a group read-aloud. (Folktale. 7-10)"
Chief Sky, looking for a new leader for his people, sends three young men to the top of the distant mountaintop, to bring him back what they find there. Read full book review >

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The Rahwan by Will Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"A raw, sensual odyssey of sex and faith in chaotic, alluring modern-day West Africa."
Thorpe's (Incompetence, 2015) vivid, impressionistic novel about a Westerner's strange travels around Mali.Read full book review >

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GIDDYAP TIN LIZZIE by Harold Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"An engaging first installment in a family saga that will have readers eagerly awaiting the next three."
Thorpe (Bellamy's Ball, 2015, etc.) offers a historical novel about the O'Shaughnessys of rural Wisconsin.Read full book review >

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DEAR FANG, WITH LOVE by Rufi Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Melancholic and whimsical at once, Thorpe's novel is bumpy, quirky, and wholly original."
A father and daughter tour Lithuania in Thorpe's (The Girls from Corona del Mar, 2014) odd and deceptively simple family saga that spans countries and generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Through the lives of four fascinating young women, Thorpe creates not only a moving examination of a complicated American issue, but a well-told, inspirational story as well."
Random Family moves west in this incredibly human investigation of illegal immigration. Read full book review >

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ULVERTON by Adam Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A sobering, insightful, stylistic tour de force full of historical nuances and bleak humor: this is a chronological cross- section of a rural English community and its brutal way of life."
Multifaceted and many-voiced: a complex debut that's a saga of an English village viewed over more than three centuries, and conveyed as a series of distinct but interrelated episodes involving successive generations of families and neighbors. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS FROM CORONA DEL MAR by Rufi Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2014

"A slender, overplotted account of finding emotional peace."
Is Mia's best friend, Lorrie Ann, really a better but unluckier version of Mia herself? That's the question in this debut novel about the journey from girlhood to womanhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2001

"Thorpe's maiden voyage as an author is wholly absorbing and completely irresistible."
Thorpe's firsthand account of his experience as a crewmember on the Viracocha, a boat made of reeds that sailed the 2,000 miles from Chile to Easter Island. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER SNIP by JuliaKay Kay
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, a nice foray into the realm of imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The dedication in Kay's imaginative debut says it all: "For those who take adventures instead of taking baths." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVISIBLE by Jeanne Bannon
Released: Sept. 26, 2011

"Absorbing, warm and occasionally playful—the story of a young woman whose invisibility helps her to better see herself, and helps others to see who she really is."
A young girl just shy of graduating high school acquires a new gift and a way to literally hide from the world. "Sometimes I disappear," she explains. Read full book review >

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GRAYBOY by Kay Chorao
by Kay Chorao, illustrated by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"They express the sand, water, and warmth of beach days and softly underscore the message of nature appreciation that is also unobtrusively woven into the story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A girl recalls a memorable summer when she, her grandparents, and her friend Robert find an injured seagull they name Grayboy. Read full book review >