Search Results: "Lloyd Alexander"


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THE JEDERA ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
Released: Jan. 1, 1989

"Fine, comic high adventure; beguiling jacket by Trina Schart Hyman."
Returning an overdue library book is sometimes an unpleasant experience, but seldom a life-or-death escapade—as of course it proves to be for superheroine Vesper Holly. Read full book review >

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MY FIVE TIGERS by Lloyd Alexander
Released: Feb. 3, 1955

"Rabbit, the tiger alley cat, with his penchant for club and outdoors life; Heath-cliff, the Persian humbug, who brought up David the semi-Siamese; the many-toed Solomon and Moira, who upset the order of Rabbit's kingdom, are the central figures here."
An affectionate addict of the cat species devotedly follows their every step in a well written book on five cats of the wild domestic breed of diminutive tiger. Read full book review >

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THE EL DORADO ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
Released: April 1, 1987

"Lightweight, compared to Alexander's Westmark series, but should entertain adventure fans."
The heroine of last year's Illyrian Adventure returns for another series of hairbreadth escapes. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1963

"For New York City dwellers there may be a particular appeal."
The story of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, as told in able manner by Lloyd Alexander, is full of humor and heart, as befits the subject. Read full book review >

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Released: July 9, 1962

"The stories are amusing in spite of their treatment."
Dr. Camuti writes of his 40 years as a veterinary practitioner, recounting little stories, correcting popular misconceptions, and defending his favorite of all beasts- the cat- fang and claw. 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 ROPE TRICK by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"It is no illusion that this is a magical read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's wonderful to be in the thrall of a master storyteller once more, as Alexander (The Gawgon and the Boy, 2001, etc.) spins this full-hearted tale of magic, illusion, and love. Read full book review >

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THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Recounting the adventures of the son of an imaginary Chinese emperor, a master storyteller once again weaves a compelling tale. Read full book review >

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WESTMARK by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: May 12, 1981

"A cavalier treatment of the political questions raised earlier, but a colorful and nimbly executed adventure."
Alexander's latest once-upon-a-time adventure, unfolded this time with no recourse to magic, brings Theo, an orphaned printer's devil and a true innocent, up against a repressive government that has policemen break into the printing shop, kill his master, and destroy the press—all because they've accepted an order from a traveling quack, the self-styled Dr. Absalom. Read full book review >

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AND LET THE CREDIT GO by Lloyd Alexander
Released: Feb. 18, 1954

"Tabloidish."
This probably is meant to be fiscal funnery, but the little taste and less humor will not appeal to a discriminating audience — or to bankers. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1960

"It adds another panel — and for most readers a wholly new one-to the story of the young nation in the making."
An excellent addition to the Covenant series, which stands completely on its own as a biographical novel of a man who helped establish the American colonial merchant fleet — and made his contribution from the start of the unrest leading to Revolution. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK CAULDRON by Lloyd Alexander
Released: April 12, 1965

"The sweep of the battles, the pressures of fear relieved by interludes of comedy, the blends of good and evil combine to the kind of once-in-a-lifetime reading that will assure Prydain a permanent place in geographies of fictional territories."
The Book of Three (1964, p. 818, J-262) has just received the invaluable boost that comes with selection as one of ALA's Notable Children's Books. Read full book review >