Search Results: "Linda Newbery"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stories of the Indebted by Jorge P. Newbery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"An imperfectly constructed but knowledgeable personal-finance book."
Newbery (Punk Rocker, 2016, etc.) shares stories of cleverly settled debt in this memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2016

"A provocative guide that could embolden those with substantial debt to pursue evasive action; some consumers may not be comfortable with the volume's unconventional, sometimes confrontational approach."
An audacious playbook focuses on absolving one's debts. Read full book review >

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Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"Although it takes some time to get to know him, the author eventually reveals himself to be even more intriguing than his fascinating career."
A riches-to-rags memoir that offers unique perspectives on business, punk rock, inequality, cycling, and family. Read full book review >