Search Results: "Kiki Thorpe"


BOOK REVIEW

KIKI by Kyla May
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A good choice for girls who love sparkles. (Fiction. 6-8)"
"I am Kiki, World-Famous Style Star!" Read full book review >

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IN A BLINK by Kiki Thorpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Fairy-crazy girls will embrace this series. Others will see it for what it is: a lightweight offspring of other watered-down Peter Pan stories. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Four friends become lost girls when they land in Never Land. Read full book review >

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JIM THORPE by Joseph Bruchac
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2006

"Not just a sports-hero tale, this delves into such important issues as the line between amateur and professional sports, the effect of big-time money on sports, racism and the relationship of Native Americans to a dominant society. (Fiction. 10+)"
Jim Thorpe was a modern American Indian hero. Read full book review >

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KIKI KOKÍ by Ed Rodríguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Previously self-published, this tale ably uses a modern artistic approach to tell an age-old tale of virtue and its rewards. (Spanish picture book. 5-8)"
An insolent Taíno boy learns a valuable lesson in cooperative behavior when he is magically transformed into a tree frog in this Spanish-language retelling of a Puerto Rican folk tale. Read full book review >

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KIKI AND JACQUES by Susan Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A well-meaning novel that aims high but misses. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Soccer becomes a cultural bridge for a Franco-American boy and a newly arrived Somali family in a Maine mill town. Read full book review >

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THE FAERIE RING by Kiki Hamilton
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An entertaining magical-historical adventure. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
In 1871 London, a ragged girl pickpocket steals a ring that enforces a truce between the British Crown and the Faery world, setting off a struggle between the realms. Read full book review >

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COAL MINER’S HOLIDAY by Kiki DeLancey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"The dilemmas are engaging and edgy enough, but in general characters are diminished by seeming to be cast all from the same imperfect mold."
Out of the Great Appalachian Coal Basin comes a debut collection of eighteen hard-bitten stories (seven published previously) from DeLancey, an ex-coal industry exec of mining stock who gives a gritty, real, and sexually charged rendering of life in hardscrabble towns all along the Ohio River. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT DOLLS by Kiki Sullivan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fans of The Dolls will be quite satisfied with this installment and eager to see what's next. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up) "
Sullivan's sequel to The Dolls (2014) finds fledgling voodoo queen Eveny Cheval fighting to save the lives of those she loves. Read full book review >

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THE FAERIE QUEEN by Kiki Hamilton
Released: Sept. 19, 2014

"A strong finale to a dark, compelling series."
The dramatic conclusion to the faerie fantasy series by Hamilton (The Seven Year King, 2013 etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Intensely immersive reading."
A journalist tells the absorbing story of how wartime experiences shaped the lives and friendships of three female soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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PIECES OF LIGHT by Adam Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Plot details don't do this eerie, mood-laced saga justice, but driving the novel along with the central mystery, skillfully suspended, is as somber and compelling a view of folklore and folkways as has been seen in fiction in some time."
No less a savage indictment of rural English life than was its predecessor (ULVERTON, 1992), Thorpe's newest epic is at once more personal and more profound as it details the mysteries and tragedies of a child born in Africa and transported to his uncle's house in England for schooling. Read full book review >