Search Results: "Luka Lorenci"


BOOK REVIEW

GONE WISHING by Luka  Lorenci
by Luka Lorenci, illustrated by Matej Jenko, developed by Fi Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 16, 2011

"The app's character design, expert construction and even the precise use of text in just the right spots on each page will leave readers wanting even more. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
The inner workings of the wish-fulfillment business are exposed in this imaginative romp, which features lush fantasy art in the service of a fairly conventional coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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SWAN LUKA by Janet Berliner
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"An effective novel designed to introduce young readers to a new culture."
Berliner's novel introduces older children to the culture and problems of modern Zimbabwe but leaves them with hope for the future. Read full book review >

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LUKA AND THE FIRE OF LIFE by Salman Rushdie
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"A celebration of storytelling, a possible prequel to the book Rushdie is said to be writing about his own enforced 'slumber,' and a colorful, kick-up-your-heels delight."
Rushdie's 11th novel is a sequel to his charming 1990 fable Haroun and the Sea of Stories, written—as was its predecessor—for one of its author's two sons. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD THIEF by Dan Smith
Released: June 15, 2013

"In a style that methodically builds suspense, Smith delivers the story of a hero able to rise to the challenge in the face of escalating troubles."
Set in 1930, a former soldier must leave his quiet farm life in the outskirts of Soviet-controlled Ukraine to find his kidnapped niece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONKEY HOUSE by John Fullerton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A first-rate debut thriller, with harrowing detail showing the limits of a memorable man and his ruined city."
An impressive if bleak first novel from Reuters correspondent Fullerton, whose protagonist is an existential detective under fire from all quarters during the early winter of 1993 in war-torn Sarajevo. Read full book review >