Search Results: "Lyn Gardner"


BOOK REVIEW

RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK by Lyn Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"For fans of the previous book, it's a lot more of the same. For newbies, consider walking the plank instead. (Adventure. 9-11)"
The baddies are back, and they're ready to do anything to locate their beloved treasure, even if it means having to fake acting school experience. Read full book review >

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THE LOST TREASURE OF LITTLE SNORING by Lyn Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Flashes of wit notwithstanding, the gross is shoveled in with such vigor that even readers who revel in such stuff may weary. (Adventure. 9-11)"
An intrepid lad and his smart-girl best friend repel a pair of particularly putrid pirates in this unbridled farce. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WOODS by Lyn Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Delightful. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Bursting with flavor and good humor, this single long, lovely fairy tale bows to an abundance of classic tales while keeping everything fresh. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE WOODS by Lyn Gardner
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"Grey's illustrations not seen. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Bursting with literary references, this single-plot sequel incorporates familiar tales galore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOAI MURDERS by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Readers will be so mesmerized by Rapa Nui they'll probably add it to their own Life Lists. Hamilton (The Thai Amulet, 2003, etc.) makes an excellent tour guide, even if she packs too much baggage into her mystery."
Archaeologists, tourists, and murder victims converge on isolated Easter Island. Read full book review >

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100% PURE FAKE by Lyn Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty (2000). (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Middle-school pranksters will rub their hands together with glee over this wonderfully revolting how-to book of fake bodily fluids and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TACKETT AND THE TEACHER by Lyn Nofziger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Whatever the reason, you would be angry, too, if your name appeared on the cover of a book this silly."
Lame dialogue and horrible, ill-placed jokes hamstring this limp second installment in a trilogy of westerns set in the late 1800s starring Del Tackett, a self-described ``wanderin' cowpoke.'' Wanderin' along on a trail of dusty western fiction clichÇs, Tackett meanders into a Texas town where, as luck would have it, he finds a youngish spinster schoolmarm, named Elizabeth ``Liddy'' Doyle, whose dad's name is, get this, Bob Doyle. Read full book review >

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THE ORKNEY SCROLL by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"About five subplots too many, but Hamilton makes the islands of Orkney so beguiling they ought to be listed as a top-ten travel destination."
"Who could resist a tale," asks Hamilton, "that ends with the words, before he went mad Bjarni the Wanderer hid the cauldron in the tomb of the orcs"? Read full book review >

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THE THAI AMULET by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lush local color balanced by an astringent view of Thai and expatriate greed: an entertaining tropical tragedy."
Antiques dealer and amateur sleuth Lara McClintoch (The Etruscan Chimera, 2002) gets roped into investigating more than Southeast Asian antiques on her trip to Thailand. Read full book review >