Search Results: "Lloyd Alexander"


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LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Wilson ably and unsparingly portrays the heady, competitive, solipsistic world that celebrated, and ultimately doomed, McQueen."
The astonishing creations and tormented life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A sympathetic and judicious appraisal that will deepen the understanding of this remarkable man."
A slightly odd but ultimately very satisfying biography of a man who, in terms of political and historical impact, has been called ``the dominant writer of this century.'' George Kennan described The Gulag Archipelago as ``the most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever to be levelled in modern times.'' The irony is that the indictment came not from the West, but from a heroic survivor of the Gulag. Read full book review >

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THE GAWGON AND THE BOY by Lloyd Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"I had some reluctance about being educated')—a quietly zany tribute to the power of stories. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A sweet tale of imagination and intergenerational friendship on the cusp of the Depression. Read full book review >

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THE IRON RING by Lloyd Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Laugh-out-loud humor leavens the story to perfection. (Fiction. 4-8)"
A complex tale of honor and adventure, love and compassion, that shines with the dusky richness of an oriental tapestry. Read full book review >

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THE ARKADIANS by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

When Lucian, a young bean counter in the palace of King Bromios of Arkadia, discovers that the royal soothsayers are fleecing the treasury, he is forced to run for his life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 18, 1960

"A loose collection of reminiscences, which, though they alternate pleasingly between sadness and gaiety, lack the substance one hopes to find in a full length book."
Lloyd Alexander's love affair with music consists of a long, arduous, and largely unsuccessful courtship. Read full book review >

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JANINE IS FRENCH by Lloyd Alexander
Released: March 9, 1959

"Bright and poignant, this may appeal to the men as well as the ladies, for after all, Janine is French!"
A truly charming excursion into the wonderland of an encounter between an unsophisticated, unself-conscious and utterly feminine French woman and life in the United States. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1957

"To serve the purposes of later books in the series, we hope there will be clearer depiction of the sources of the hero's values."
Anshl Bondi left Vienna with his family after participating in the rebellion against Metternich. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN DREAM OF CARLO CHUCHIO by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Though not his strongest, and adding little to his body of work, this may nevertheless please fans looking forward to one last adventure from the late author. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Fourteen-year-old orphan Carlo's daydreaming wreaks havoc in his uncle's warehouse in the port of Magenta. Read full book review >

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THE PHILADELPHIA ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1990

"Vastly entertaining."
Still narrated in hilariously flowery style by Brinnie—her dim, sentimental old guardian—the adventures of marmalade-haired superperson Vesper Holly continue in this fifth, but apparently not last, in the series. Read full book review >

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THE XANADU ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Just plain fun. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Intrepid is the word for Vespar Holly. Read full book review >