Search Results: "Lloyd Alexander"


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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 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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THE KING'S FOUNTAIN by Ezra Jack Keats
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 31, 1989

"The result is both overwhelming and uninviting."
The clever have no courage, the strong no sense, and the scholar is of no practical use — so the poor man goes himself to the king and, without learning or brawn or a silver tongue, convinces him not to build the palace fountain that would divert water from the city below. 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 >