Search Results: "Laurel Long"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2006

"A nap also induces a peaceful, easy feeling."
An uninspired tribute to Laurel Canyon. Read full book review >

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THE LADY AND THE LION by Laurel Long
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Readers who delight in the art of Kinuko Craft, Marianna Mayer, and like romantics will be dazzled. (Picture book/folktale. 10-13)"
Long's romantic, extravagantly detailed paintings provide showstopping accompaniment to this lightly reworked Grimm Brothers version of "East of the Sun and West of the Moon." Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC NESTING DOLL by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

This beautifully designed and illustrated book will appeal to all who enjoy lavishly illustrated and well-told fairy tales. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF LAUREL OAKS by Lois Ruby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Mary Downing Hahn will love this one. (Horror. 10-14)"
Set in south Louisiana and inspired by the ghost stories surrounding the Myrtles Plantation in St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A careful, considered, judicious biography, but uninspired and oh, so long."
This study of Irish leader Charles Stewart Parnell's impact on Irish nationalism and on the course of British politics traverses an already well-traveled road. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A reader could suffocate in the overwrought melodramas, backwoods vernacular and western clichés that prop up this book."
A homesteader in post-Civil War Minnesota fights the elements, the natives and his own worst instincts on his passage to a new home. Read full book review >

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The Long Home by J.T. Stilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2016

"A sequel presents an ample and pronounced Christian doctrine but has a tale of individuals protecting their home against malicious baddies at its core."
Mortals and immortals reintroducing science and technology to New Earth have their peaceful realm threatened by evil beings planning an uprising in this second installment of a fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE LONG, LONG LINE by Tomoko Ohmura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"It's a whale of a fun ride! (Picture book. 4-7)"
If the line is long, there's bound to be something good at the end, right? Read full book review >

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A LONG LONG WAY by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2005

"Flawless, honest, humane, moving."
Barry's prequel to the fine Annie Dunne (2002) turns to WWI for the story of a young Dublin soldier who loses love, crown, country, and family in the war-torn desolation. Read full book review >

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THE LONG, LONG JOURNEY by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Readers of Markle's Snow School (2013) and Waiting for Ice (2012), both illustrated by Alan Marks, will welcome this additional account of a baby animal's growth to independence. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In four short months, a bar-tailed godwit chick becomes an adult that makes an incredible journey. Read full book review >