Search Results: "M.E. Castle"


BOOK REVIEW

POPULAR CLONE by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An inventive new take on the traditional bully story. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
What happens when you take one lovable-but-nerdy sixth grader and add a little mad scientist and a smattering of tween James Bond? You get Fisher Bas, a 12-year-old genius who's seen the inside of one too many toilet bowls thanks to the Vikings, Wampalog Middle School's infamous band of bullies. Read full book review >

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GAME OF CLONES by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Once again, this Clone Chronicles novel strikes just the right balance between over-the-top adventure and real-life middle school drama. A character-driven, action-packed success. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
It's a clone-apalooza in Palo Alto as Fisher Bas and his much cooler clone, Two, return to life at Wampalog Middle School (Cloneward Bound, 2013). Read full book review >

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CLONEWARD BOUND by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A successful balance of fizz and substance. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Fisher Bas and his clone, Two, are back for more action-packed fun. Read full book review >

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STARCROSSED IN <i>ROMEO AND JULIET</i> by M.E.  Castle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"While the concept of introducing children to Shakespeare is one with a long history, this volume's plot, language, and setting are so far removed from the source material that it utterly fails in that aim. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Books are capable of transporting readers to other worlds in more than the metaphorical sense in this entry in the new Fakespeare series from Castle. Read full book review >

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CASTLE by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"The parts are better than the whole in Lennon's curiously structured fifth novel (Mailman, 2003, etc.)."
A soldier's homecoming conceals his childhood secret: the gothic excesses of the mad psychologist who formed his character. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"And will a young scholar read it again and look for more? You bet—it's great fuel for the imagination. (Nonfiction early reader. 4-8)"
Hooray for the launch of a new nonfiction series for newly fledged readers! Read full book review >

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CASTLE by David Macaulay
Kirkus Star
illustrated by David Macaulay
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Sept. 1, 1977

"The factually-minded and fantasizers will find equal reward here."
Everything you've always wanted to know about how a castle was defended—in a fusion of the organic and the technical that David Macaulay hasn't quite achieved before. Read full book review >

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CASTLE by Marc Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"An engaging work that will no doubt prompt enthusiastic visits to castles around Britain."
Enchanting journey through feudal England in the wake of Norman castle building. Read full book review >

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DARE TO BE, M.E.! by Anne LeMieux
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"The Bobowicks aren't quite the Krupniks, but they're well worth a visit, and the lessons slide down easily. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 10-12)"
Storm clouds gather but don't stand a chance in this sunny, thematically encyclopedic follow-up to Fruit Flies, Fish & Fortune Cookies (1994). Read full book review >

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NEIL’S CASTLE by Alissa Imre Geis
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2004

A take on the idea that making art requires making choices. Read full book review >

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CRANDALLS’ CASTLE by Betty Ren Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2003

"This mistress of spooky once again delivers a thought-provoking thriller. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For seven years—since her mother's death—Sophia has been shuffled around. Read full book review >

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CASTLE EPPSTEIN by Alexandre Dumas
Released: April 10, 1989

The first English translation of a Gothic romance by Dumas päre, set in the mountains north of Frankfurt during the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >