Search Results: "Linda Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS by Linda Davies
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"An immensely entertaining fiscal thriller notable for its exotic venues, though one that draws precious few distinctions between the good guys and bad. (First printing of 50,000; Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
British spymasters use high finance to bring low a villainous arms-dealer in another slick thriller from Davies (Nest of Vipers, 1994). Read full book review >

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ARK STORM by Linda Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"All in all, though, an exciting and enjoyable book. Read it, and be glad it's only fiction."
A plausible and stormy eco-thriller that might presage future events. Read full book review >

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LONGBOW GIRL by Linda Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Davies' love of history and folklore shine through this exciting and gripping tale of a resourceful, brave, and complex girl. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A high-stakes time-travel mystery/adventure set in the wild Welsh hills. Read full book review >

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NEST OF VIPERS by Linda Davies
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1995

"This gripping read reveals a flashy merchant class and a moral void—akin to an upholstered pit in a gambling casino. (Film rights to MGM; Literary Guild main selection)"
The game of fast-track money deals is as much an aphrodisiac as power and forbidden sex in this financial thriller, a first novel. Read full book review >

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BIG FRIENDS by Linda Sarah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Excellent, believable advice, with boxes—what could be better than that? (Picture book. 4-8)"
For those few blighted souls out there who are unaware of this fact, cardboard boxes are a kid's answer to pretty much everything. Read full book review >

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BEN DRAWS TROUBLE by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Funny and exuberantly sweet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ben Lukin, the bike-loving boy from Ben Rides On (2013), loses something of special significance: his sketchbook.Read full book review >

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BEN RIDES ON  by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Great amusement for the bold and timid alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers and listeners will feel like cheering when this unprepossessing hero gets his due. Read full book review >

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BIZZY BEAR, LET'S GET TO WORK! by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Bury the excessive exclamation points and focus on the visual details to salvage this dig. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Bizzy Bear knows how to get the job done. Read full book review >

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THE STORM WHALE by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Replete with both peaceful charm and a sense of wonder, this is a selection children will embrace and come back to time and time again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The story of a very unusual friendship. Read full book review >

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FIRE RESCUE! by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sure to be a crowd pleaser for nimble-fingered little ones. (Board book. 1-3)"
Bizzy Bear, along with a crocodile, an elephant and a dog, has an exciting, interactive adventure as a firefighter. Read full book review >

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GRANDAD'S ISLAND by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Wistful, tender, and lovely. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Syd and his grandfather share a world of imagination and endless, boundless love. Read full book review >

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GAIA WARRIORS by Nicola Davies
NATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"One could quibble with the weight given various topics, but overall this is an enjoyable and comprehensive summary marred only by its complete lack of documentation. (afterword, more resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Just in time for Earth Day comes this wide-ranging look at global climate change, which answers common questions and introduces people and organizations from around the world who are doing something about it. Read full book review >