Search Results: "Laney Salisbury"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2003

"A riveting epic that memorably honors the heroes, both human and canine, who pushed themselves to the limit to save others."
Two cousins debut with an eloquent account of the famous 1925 dash by dog-sled teams to bring diphtheria serum to Nome, Alaska. Read full book review >

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Released: July 19, 2009

"A flawed but ultimately mesmerizing portrait of the modern art market."
Husband-and-wife writing team Sujo (recently deceased) and Salisbury (co-author: The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic, 2005) present the story of what Scotland Yard called "the biggest art fraud of the twentieth century." Read full book review >

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EYES OF THE EMPEROR by Graham Salisbury
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Morally and psychologically complex, historically accurate and unforgettably gripping. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
Salisbury chronicles the true story of Hawaiian soldiers of Japanese descent following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE DEEP by Graham Salisbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"This is a small quibble; as an exploration of one boy's conflicted feelings about fatherhood and his own impending manhood, this novel delivers beautifully. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Hero-worship comes face to face with human reality in this coming-of-age tale set in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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ISLAND BOYZ by Graham Salisbury
FICTION
Released: April 9, 2002

"A must for any good collection. (Fiction. 12+)"
Hurricanes, volcanoes, capsized fishing boats in shark-infested waters, cliff-diving in a dangerous ravine, and a mysterious stranger at the Taco Bell are among the thrills in this excellent collection of stories. Read full book review >

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SHARK BAIT by Graham Salisbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Mokes's subsequent remorse is eased by his father's reassuring hug, but the damage is done; Salisbury lets readers draw their own conclusions about the wisdom of sacrificing parental trust for the sake of misguided loyalty. (Fiction. 11-13)"
When his normally quiet Hawaiian town fills up with sailors on shore leave, a naive teenager gets caught in a street brawl and sees his own carelessness with a firearm nearly result in tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CLEVELAND INDIAN by Luke Salisbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Salisbury (the nonfictional The Answer is Baseball, 1989) offers brisk fun for the Bart Giamattis of this world."
A Penobscot Indian with a terrific arm and flexible morality takes Cleveland's baseball team briefly to the top of the league in the 1890's. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPING PRINCE by Melinda Salisbury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"A tale of monsters—mortal and mythical—that intersects with the previous installment but offers no happily-ever-after conclusion. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A sensible young woman runs afoul of fairy-tale figures in this high-fantasy sequel set in a typical, white, medieval-ish kingdom. Read full book review >

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HUNT FOR THE BAMBOO RAT by Graham Salisbury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A gripping saga of wartime survival. (maps, author's note, glossary, resources) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
A novel that begins before Pearl Harbor sends a Japanese-American teen on a top-secret mission to the Philippines. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2010

"A solid journalistic exposé."
Philadelphia Inquirer journalist Salisbury explores the reprisals against Muslim communities in Philadelphia and beyond since the beginning of the War on Terror. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUNGLE DOGS by Graham Salisbury
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Salisbury offers readers a rare glimpse of a neighborhood most would never stumble across, but the family's concerns are universal, and the emotional strings are never pulled too tight. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A tough Hawaiian neighborhood is the unlikely setting for a 12-year-old boy's conquering of his fears in this exciting and heartwarming novel from Salisbury (Shark Bait, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLUE SKIN OF THE SEA by Graham Salisbury
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"Ripe with images, the work—its writing, people, style—is tantalizing, well-realized, and mature. (Fiction. 11+)"
Ordinary as waves lapping sand, tempestuous as a stormy sea- -the growing-up years of Sonny Mendoza in Hawaii in the 50's and 60's derive their metaphors from the surrounding sea. Read full book review >