Search Results: "Lisa Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

TURING’S DELIRIUM by Edmundo Paz Soldán
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"The clean, uncomplicated prose and intricately mapped minds of its many players should satisfy readers of the low and high alike. An adventure with realpolitiks at its center."
From Bolivian author Paz Soldán (The Matter of Desire, 2004, etc.), a dark political thriller with a technological edginess that admirably merges complex literary characters and a fast-paced, interwoven plot. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF IMPOSSIBLE LOVES by Cristina López  Barrio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"A gorgeously spun and deftly told tale."
The Laguna family is cursed. Generation after generation of women fall hopelessly in love and bear only daughters, who, in time, suffer their own hopeless loves. Read full book review >

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VOLTAIRE’S CALLIGRAPHER by Pablo De Santis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"While the prose is richly reminiscent of Umberto Eco, the headlong pace of this dark fantasy—combining elements of mystery, historical fiction, horror and the splinter genre clockpunk—will let readers swallow the entrancing story in a single gulp."
The crumbling medieval world casts long shadows over emerging modernity in De Santis's second mystery to be translated into English (The Paris Enigma, 2008). Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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DYSTOPIA DÉJÀ VU
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion Book 1) by Aimée Carter

 

Cover Story: Standard Issue Dystopia Emblem… Or Is It?!
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Greatest Hits Compilation
Bonus Factors: Identity Theft, Evil Matriarch
(Anti-?) Bonus Factor: Dystopia
Relationship Status: Friends with Benefits

Cover Story: Standard Issue Dystopia Emblem… Or Is It?!

It is ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MISTER BUD WEARS THE CONE by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Zorro and Mister Bud are quite a pair; readers will hope for more unpredictable but amusing adventures with them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Zorro the pug and his pal, Mister Bud, pair up again for their third amusingly understated adventure (Zorro Gets an Outfit, 2012, etc.), this time focusing on Mister Bud's unpleasant stint wearing an Elizabethan collar while a sore spot heals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID CARTER'S 100 by David Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A flap lifter's delight and a sure promoter of early numeracy. Count on repeat visits. (Novelty counting book. 1-2)"
Children will echo a certain Sesame Street character's "I love to count!" after lifting 100 numbered flaps to see as many different cartoon figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GET TO WORK TRUCKS! by Don Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Busy, bright, and fun, with lots of opportunities to insert big-engine noises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Saturated paint that looks as though it was applied with a shovel—a shovel wielded with considerable dexterity, it should be mentioned—is laid on foam board and plaster to produce a visually joyous celebration of big equipment for young children just being introduced to the picture-book format. Read full book review >

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ZORRO GETS AN OUTFIT by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Mark this one 'to read.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Zorro the pug and his canine pal, Mr. Bud, return for a second adventure (Say Hello to Zorro, 2011), this time focusing on Zorro and an unwanted gift of a hooded cape similar to that worn by the masked outlaw. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HERMIT CRAB by Carter Goodrich
ANIMALS
Released: June 2, 2009

"Cinematic, full-bleed spreads of the sea floor in soft-hued colored pencil and watercolor effectively convey the perspective of a small creature in a big world. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"The hermit crab in this story didn't set out to be a hero." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CREATURE WAS STIRRING by Carter Goodrich
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The illustrations are spectacular, but these original verses in casual, modern phraseology can't hold a candle to Moore's tried-and-true cadences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The familiar verses of "The Night before Christmas" are set in shiny gold letters on the left-hand pages of this atmospheric interpretation of the holiday classic, while Goodrich's rhymed quatrains set in a modern typeface serve as a counterpoint on facing right-hand pages. Read full book review >