Search Results: "Kimara Nye"


BOOK REVIEW

FOUR LITTLE PIGS by Kimara Nye
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"The app price ($7.99 at the time of review) may make you squeal, but still it's a creative and charming alternative to standard swine fare. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
After complaining that a common fairy tale is boring and predictable, Tom is "spelled" into the story by his witch-grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE BRIGHTNESS OF SHADOWS by Nikki Nye
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 28, 2013

"A solid epic fantasy that, while occasionally entertaining, still needs a little more spark."
Nye's debut novel is an epic fantasy in flux—or Flux, rather—as a dark magic called the Wane Flux threatens a kingdom, a dynasty and the happiness and well-being of a family of farmers that is, unsurprisingly, more than they appear. Read full book review >

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THE LATE MR. SHAKESPEARE by Robert Nye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Pure entertainment."
The latest of poet-novelist Nye's mellifluous revisionist looks at celebrated literary and historical figures (Falstaff, 1981; etc.): a high-spirited, sexy, and only occasionally tedious collection of riffs on topics suggested by the life, literary legacy, and reputation of the greatest of all writers. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE DESTINY by Robert Nye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Less immediately engaging than some of Nye's other fiction based on history or literature (e.g., The Late Mr. Shakespeare, 2000), but accomplished and engrossing nevertheless."
Nye's richly detailed 1982 historical, previously unpublished in the US, charts the industrious and embattled later years of Elizabethan Renaissance man Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618). Read full book review >

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UNDENIABLE by Bill Nye
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Proof positive that evolutionary theory can be popular and inviting."
A sweeping tour of the mechanics of evolution from the Science Guy. Read full book review >

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HABIBI by Naomi Shihab Nye
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"However, Liyana's romance with an Israeli boy develops warmly, and readers are left with hope for change and peace as Liyana makes the city her very own. (Fiction. 12+)"
Liyana Abboud, 14, and her family make a tremendous adjustment when they move to Jerusalem from St. Read full book review >

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FUEL by Naomi Shihab Nye
Released: June 8, 1998

"At her best, Nye trills childlike songs of joy, but her efforts to balance all the enthusiasm strain for seriousness."
The author of a YA novel (Habibi) and editor of a few anthologies of poems for children, Nye (The Red Suitcase) not surprisingly values the innocence of the young; her poems exult in simple things and possibilities, for —NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE,'she shouts. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF POWER by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A great reminder that fear and hate are not the only tools used to sell books these days—a substantial work that should be read by anyone with an interest in how politics works."
Illuminating analysis of the mechanisms of power shaping global politics. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 2002

"With this gifted writer, they really do. (Poetry. 10+)"
In a collection as rich as the subject, Nye (Come With Me, 2000, etc.) brings together all of her poems about the Middle East, old and new, familiar and unknown. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 1, 2010

"Teen poets will be a natural audience, as will adult teachers of young writers. (Poetry. 14-25)"
A selection of the work of 26 (not 25) young poets makes up this varied collection, musing on topics from personal identity to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Except for Pat Mora, Sandra Cisneros, and a handful of others, these poets and artists have had little or no exposure nationwide; Nye has done them a real service with this deep (though not wide) cross-section. (biographical notes, indexes) (Poetry. YA)"
This sumptuously designed gathering of poetry and paintings from 140 Texans (or former Texans) will lead readers not so much to that state specifically, as to a state of mind: a "sense of generous horizons and spaciousness," to quote the much-honored editor. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAVE YOU LOST? by Naomi Shihab Nye
Released: March 25, 1999

"This is heavy reading, but it documents a universal experience in ways that are thought- provoking. (index, not seen) (Poetry. 12-15)"
From 140 contemporary poets, many of whom have never been published, Nye (The Space Between Our Footsteps, 1998, etc.) gathers observations, ruminations, and informal prose comments on the theme of loss: from clothing or a thought, to deaths of friends and family members, of innocence, time, opportunities, pride, a homeland. Read full book review >