Search Results: "Libby Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FAIRY TALE HANDBOOK by Libby Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Even begging the conflation of traditional folklore with The Wizard of Oz and other folkloric fantasy, readers familiar with the originals will barely recognize these coy renditions. (Pop-up nonfiction. 6-9)"
Elegant figures in medieval dress give the illustrations for this revue of stock European folk-tale settings and characters (plus some modern hangers-on) a classic air. Read full book review >

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THE ULTIMATE PIRATE HANDBOOK by Libby Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Too bland and thin in both content and special effects to be particularly seaworthy. (Informational pop-up book. 7-10)"
Basic instructions for young landlubbers with a yen to go buccaneering. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTROUS BOOK OF MONSTERS by Libby Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A giant googly eye embedded in a bite-marked cover beckons invitingly to stronger-stomached monster lovers. (Novelty browsing item. 7-10)"
Go for the gross! Even hard-core fans may be tempted to give away their lunches after sampling this banquet of bogles. Read full book review >

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I AM SUSANNAH by Libby Gleeson
Released: April 15, 1989

From a talented Australian author, a sensitive study of a girl in her early teens taking the first steps toward realizing her individuality. Read full book review >

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THUNDERWITH by Libby Hathorn
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, a well-written, absorbing debut. (Fiction. 12+)"
In her first YA novel, an Australian author vividly portrays present-day farmers in New South Wales's coastal rain forest. Read full book review >

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THE BIG OVERNIGHT by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"A light and amusing whodunit that proves time spent in the company of the heroine is time well spent indeed."
Stella Reynolds investigates a pair of murders in this latest installment of Kirsch's (The Big Interview, 2016, etc.) chick-lit mystery series. Read full book review >

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BLOW OUT THE MOON by Libby Koponen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Harking back to gentler times, this winsome, nostalgic memoir is as delicate and old-fashioned as a doily on a wingback chair. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fried bread, gray rain, drab institutions. Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICE by Lewis Libby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Mostly atmosphere, but it's a satisfyingly romantic atmosphere, like that of an old, swashbuckling boys' novel dropped down in Japan, with a dash of Yukio Mishima for good measure."
First novel set in northernmost Japan in 1903, when war is brewing with Russia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Poker-faced as it is, Libby's memoir makes for a striking period piece—from the high plains of the American West to the blue skies shared with Baron von Richtofen. (8 b&w photos, not seen)"
A reticent yet sharply impressed memoir of a turn-of-the-century cowpuncher who enlisted in the Canadian Royal Flying Corps and was decorated for valor in WWI. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 2000

"Often enigmatic, her poetry demands intellectual engagement on the part of the reader—a small price to pay for so many riches."
Houston's verses differ in style and length, from succinct short poems to long personal narratives and ballads. Read full book review >

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The Big Lead by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A light, enjoyable murder mystery that marks the beginning of a promising new series."
A rookie reporter delves into a small town's big secrets in Kirsch's debut mystery novel. Read full book review >