Search Results: "Lloyd G. Francis"


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From Rum To Roots by Lloyd G. Francis
Released: July 4, 2013

"Simplistic execution belies an emotionally charged narrative shaped by the main characters' pasts and by Jamaican history."
Two Jamaican immigrants find love and success together in America selling a popular tonic, but the pain they left on the island still impedes their happiness. Read full book review >

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HAS ANYBODY LOST A GLOVE? by G. Francis Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This is an involving read that reminds us that it never hurts to try. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There is nothing as refreshing as the hopefulness of a child. Read full book review >

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CROSSFIRE by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

The late Dick Francis's 44th, and last, canter around the track echoes several of his greatest hits. 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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THE SHOW-ME STATE by Lloyd Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1996

"It isn't bad when Rees keeps his tongue in his cheek, but he undercuts his poor professor so severely it's hard to care about him, and, unlike Greene's, Rees's contempt for America is neither veiled nor well-informed."
British import about a wimpy English professor, Arthur Noone, on sabbatical at a regional university in Missouri. 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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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 BATTLE OF THE TANKS by Lloyd Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Vigorous depictions of German and Soviet military leaders alternate with the words of ordinary soldiers and richly described specifications of military hardware."
A leading British military historian reconsiders the events of World War II—this time, on the decisive yet less-trammeled Eastern Front. Read full book review >