Search Results: "Linda Newbery"


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FLIGHTSEND by Linda Newbery
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Should appeal to like-minded female readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Just when her life seems to be falling apart, an English teen gains fresh perspective when she and her mother relocate to a rural village. Read full book review >

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CATCALL by Linda Newbery
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"However, the ending feels hasty, and though a scrapbook about cats maintained by Josh is central to the story, the inclusion of excerpts disrupts rather than enhances the narrative flow. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
An eerie psychological tension drives this unsettling account of two brothers challenged by the ever-evolving nature of their family. Read full book review >

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LOST BOY by Linda Newbery
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The author fairly successfully interweaves contemporary events with the past and reality with the mystical to frame a mildly engaging story. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Matt Lanchester, biking on a country road near his new home in Wales, believes that he was nearly killed after he experiences a supernatural accident with a phantom speeding car. Read full book review >

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THE SHELL HOUSE by Linda Newbery
FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

Two stories, past and present, twine together in this haunting British exploration of faith and sexuality. Read full book review >

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AT THE FIREFLY GATE by Linda Newbery
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2007

"A worthwhile addition to any collection. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Carnegie-nominee Newbery successfully interjects a supernatural storyline into a well-crafted, contemporary narrative about a pre-teen boy's adjustment to a new household. Read full book review >

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SET IN STONE by Linda Newbery
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"A worthy descendent of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. (Fiction. YA)"
A heady, mesmerizing Victorian tale of intrigue, family and art. Read full book review >

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SISTERLAND by Linda Newbery
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 13, 2004

"Gracefully character-driven and humane. (Fiction. YA)"
Newbery smoothly weaves together past and present in two distinct, gripping storylines that eventually merge. Read full book review >

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LUCY AND THE GREEN MAN by Linda Newbery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Unfortunately, the rather flat characters, particularly Lucy, may not be compelling enough to make readers care. (Magical adventure. 8-11)"
Lucy loves her summers at her grandparents' cottage. Read full book review >

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POSY by Linda Newbery
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Preschoolers and even toddlers may well wish for more substance to support the sophisticated visuals. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A curious kitten tumbles around the house doing such silly cat things as spider-catching and sofa-scratching. Read full book review >

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A NEWBERY ZOO by Martin H. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"There are biographical notes on each of the authors at the end, making this useful for teachers wishing to introduce the award-winning authors through read-aloud selections, or where there is a demand for materials of good literary quality that do not require long attention spans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Third in an anthology series based on the work of Newbery Medal-winning authors (following A Newbery Christmas, 1991 and A Newbery Halloween, 1993). Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >