Search Results: "Linda Buckley-Archer"


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THE MANY LIVES OF JOHN STONE by Linda Buckley-Archer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Good historical fiction with a paranormal twist. (Paranormal historical fiction. 12-18)"
What happens when a girl meets a man who has been alive for centuries? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"While the physics are played rather fast and loose in this concluding book, the plotting roars on as good guys battle bad guys across the centuries to a satisfying conclusion. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In 1763, young 21st-century time-travelers Kate and Peter yearn to return to their own time, and they work along with their 18th-century friends to recapture the anti-gravity machine that might take them there from the Tar Man, himself an unwilling (though native) resident of the 18th century. Read full book review >

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GIDEON THE CUTPURSE by Linda Buckley-Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"While the kids' adjustment to their new time, if reluctant, is well-nigh miraculous in its ease, the story compensates with nonstop action, appealing secondary characters and healthy dollops of humor, all of which will have readers panting for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A breathlessly paced adventure takes two modern kids back in time to England, 1763, where they must cope with such varied difficulties as 18th-century clothing and a host of implacable evildoers. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"It's a terrific middle volume in the Gideon adventure, leaving readers and characters poised for a conclusion that promises action aplenty and thought-provoking explorations of the potential havoc wreaked by time travel. (Fiction. 10+)"
Scant days after her return to the 21st century, Kate Dyer desperately wants to return to the 18th to rescue her friend and fellow time traveler Peter Schock. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD WOLF by Dosh Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Not quite as hilarious as the other initial offering in the series, Itsy Bitsy Spider, which publishes simultaneously, but an amusing take on an old story and a fast-reading, funny choice for new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Dr. Glenda (a dog) and Nurse Percy (a rooster) deal with a familiar fairy-tale villain while on duty at the hospital in this humorous Urgency Emergency! series entry for new readers. Read full book review >

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DANIEL FINDS A POEM by Micha Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A vividly illustrated, inventively told opportunity for early readers to grasp the power of language to observe, entertain, and mystify. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Collage illustrations offer early readers an introduction to the beauty of poetry through the warmhearted relationships between a young boy and the friendly animals in his local park. Read full book review >

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UNDERTOW by Michael Buckley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"Odd but nevertheless exciting. (Dystopic fantasy. 13-16)"
The Alpha arrive on the shores of Coney Island. Read full book review >

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RAGING SEA by Michael Buckley
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Watery fun right up to the cliffhanger for readers willing to go with the flow. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
After the aquatic Rusalka's initial invasion in Undertow (2015), Alpha-human hybrid Lyric is a wanted terrorist looking for her family.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2009

"A sprightly biography of 'Her Steadiness.'"
Digestible history of the improbable life of a woman who achieved greatness as the wife of the legendary Sun King. Read full book review >

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A DEADLY BETROTHAL by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Another fascinating look at Elizabethan life that hinges on a complex mystery."
Being the illegitimate sister of Queen Elizabeth I once again puts a widow in danger. Read full book review >