Search Results: "Lloyd Alexander"


BOOK REVIEW

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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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Definitive. (Photographs—121—some seen.)"
Engrossing story of the Balzac-scaled life of the great architect. 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 >

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GYPSY RIZKA by Lloyd Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1999

"Alexander has a flair for finding the comedic in his pageant of characters, while his chain of absurdities reveals a truth or two about the human condition along the way. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This tome from Alexander (The Iron Ring, 1997, etc.) showcases all the elements of a farce as mayors and councilmen, gypsies and ragamuffins supplant kings and princes, warriors and magic cats. Read full book review >

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THE DRACKENBERG ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
Released: April 1, 1988

"A happy addition to the Alexander oeuvre."
In her third adventure, Vesper Holly engages her adversaries, with her usual flamboyant Amazonian style, in a small Balkan country. Read full book review >

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THE ILLYRIAN ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1986

"A truly exciting story, it carries the reader along to a triumphant conclusion and the hope that Vesper may have another adventure before she settles down—perhaps in Illyria, where she seems to have left her heart."
Award-winning Alexander's stories have often taken inspiration from Welsh mythology. Read full book review >

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THE KESTREL by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1982

"This is old-fashioned story-telling through-and-through, its handling of themes more fossilized than timeless—which is probably fine with Alexander's audience."
Alexander's Westmark ended with printer's devil Theo helping oust the villains at court and his beggar girlfriend Mickle revealed as Princess Augusta. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST TWO LIVES OF LUKAS-KASHA by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 18, 1978

"Felicitously spun, ingeniously framed adventure."
Emerging from a river to find himself king of an exotic and dangerous world, former ne'er-do-well Lukas rises grandly to the occasion, placing more demands upon himself than are imposed by the situation, while occasionally berating the shabby traveling conjurer who seems to have transported him there—though Lukas doesn't know if the man has power to snatch him back or even if he can hear Lukas calling him. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1970

"Especially since make-believe and moonshine are the making of The Misadventures."
When the 'marvelous misadventures' in the 18th century mode take on the aspect of a soulful Dance of Death, the fabric is rent; but stay—the telling tells all. Read full book review >