Search Results: "Luke Finlayson"


BOOK REVIEW

Luke by Aaron D. Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2013

"Delivers action and laughs with its memorable characters and dialogue, despite a dip in momentum before the finish."
Cohen's debut, a reimagining of Star Wars set in the underworld of Las Vegas, is a page-turning adventure full of allusions for fans of the movie series. Read full book review >

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THE CLAN OF THE SCORPION by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Fast, funny and charming. (character profiles) (Adventure. 7-10)"
A fuzzy version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read full book review >

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LUKE ON THE LOOSE by Harry Bliss
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2009

"Only figuratively, one hopes. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Leaving his oblivious father deep in "(boring dad talk)" with a passerby, little Luke scuttles off in pursuit of a flock of pigeons. Read full book review >

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LUKE & THE LITTLE SEED by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Readers will appreciate seeing the good things that come to those who wait, watch, and water. (Picture book. 3-8)"
What could be a better gift for a wee mouse than a mysterious gift that promises both something delicious to eat and branches to climb and play on? Read full book review >

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My Name is Luke by Jim Ruddle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2014

"An educational, engaging story about 19th-century New England that's particularly suited for readers passionate about sailing."
A heartwarming adventure tale about sailing, boyhood and 1850s America. Read full book review >

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MAREN LOVES LUKE LEWIS by Jen Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A gentle, lighthearted look at friendship and creativity. (personality quiz) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Maren's hometown is holding a contest, and a meeting with her celebrity crush is the prize. Read full book review >

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EIGHT DAYS OF LUKE by Diana Wynne Jones
Released: Sept. 15, 1988

"Less persistent readers may find the disguised deities—even with the help of an explanatory afterword—more of a puzzle than they are prepared to work out; but even without their added dimension (Loki and Woden, tree to character, are intriguingly ambivalent), there's plenty of action, humor, and suspense to enjoy here."
First published in Britain in 1975, this early novel by a popular author of fantasy (The Lives of Christopher Chant, p. 619/C-97) is published here for the first time. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 2009

"These animal mysteries would do well to lean more toward fantasy and fun."
The eight animal friends of Silver Eagle School solve mysteries and help children reach their full potential. Read full book review >

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LUKE GOES TO BAT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Charming and tender. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small Brooklyn boy longs to play stickball with the big boys on Bedford Avenue. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF LUKE by Brian Jacques
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The formulas are gratifyingly intact as Martin discovers, as all fatherless children hope to, that his parent had not abandoned him, but heroically sacrificed his life for the welfare of others. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The 12th book in the animated epic about the inhabitants and friends and enemies of Redwall Abbey, this is a grand, seafaring odyssey about Martin the mouse warrior and his treacherous return to the place of his youth. Read full book review >

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LUKE ON THE HIGH SEAS by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2000

"This is certainly not The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (1990) but no matter: it will keep 'em engaged—and reading. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Veteran middle-grade novelist Pryor (Thomas in Danger, 1999, etc.) offers another sturdy, appealing entry in her growing series of historical novels set in 18th- and 19th-century America. Read full book review >