Search Results: "Kelly Millner Halls"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A superb offering—and therefore a shame that its cover design of a boy and girl in a clinch makes it look like a run-of-the mill romance, which may limit its appeal. (Short stories. 14 & up)"
This conceptually unique collection of short story pairings by a constellation of teen-literature stars explores a variety of relationship types as the respective male and female involved in each one experience them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"All those hundreds of witnesses and researchers can't be wrong, can they? (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A true believer presents the evidence. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A superbly provocative topic drained of all its color. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Halls' alien investigation is about as exciting as your neighbor's vacation slides for the third time. Read full book review >

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IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

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KELLY PARK by Jean Stubbs
Released: July 21, 1992

"A minor disappointment from an accomplished writer."
Stubbs follows her excellent, complex Light in Summer (1991) with this less successful tale of a female chef who transforms a crumbling English villa into a prosperous country inn—wherein the heroine's motives remain less than clear and the plot surprisingly predictable and trite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2000

"I didn't want a cow!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A moderately silly counting book, with slick, cartoony, computer-influenced illustrations opposite each page of short rhymed text. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLY EVIDENCE by Kelly Milner Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"The paranormal is a popular topic, and this slender volume will likely be an easy sell. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
An unexpected voice caught on a baby monitor. The strange face of someone who wasn't seen captured in a photo. An object that moves by itself. Could these be evidence of ghosts? Read full book review >

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DIVE INTO DANGER by Kelly Milner Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Aimed toward a sensitive adolescent male audience, this story has a straightforward, interesting plot and simple, clear language. (Adventure. 9-14)"
The second book in the middle-grade Animal Rescues series explores a boy's adolescent insecurities and his uncomfortable relationship with his father. Read full book review >

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BLAZING COURAGE by Kelly Milner Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Uncomplicated reading done well. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Book 1 in the Animal Rescues series tells the story of a home-schooled teen and the wild mustang she buys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY BLUE by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Very, very funny, and because the Indians are people who make jokes and war rather than saints who make epic movies, their fate is genuinely bitter."
The amusing adventures of Luther ``Yellowstone'' Kelly continue (Yellowstone Kelly-not reviewed), bringing him a Native American marriage and pitting him against a Native American church. Read full book review >

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KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

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WILD HORSES by Kelly Milner Halls
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A thorough and useful volume. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"