Search Results: "M.G. King"


BOOK REVIEW

LIBRARIAN ON THE ROOF! by M.G.  King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Based on a true story, this will be popular with librarians and their readers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A laughing new librarian with "eyelashes as long as bird feathers" arrives at the creaky, almost-100-year-old library in Lockhart, Texas, and, to her surprise, the children do not use it because they say it's for grown-ups! Read full book review >

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KING by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This finale is recommended only for completists. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In the conclusion to the Prophecy trilogy, Kira must decide if she can fully embrace her destiny as the Dragon Musado. Read full book review >

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KING by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Spare and dreamlike, yet for all its delicacy harshly real: a story that opens a window on a world easily ignored, and makes its case long after the last page is turned."
As usual from Berger (Isabelle, 1998, etc.), a deceptively simple tale—here, about a day in the life of a homeless couple and their German Shepard, on whom they rely—turns into a thing of eloquence and beauty, with tragedy and humanity evident in equal measure. Read full book review >

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KING by Kevin J. High
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A surprising amount of real analysis is embedded within this political fable, but it remains more fairy tale than meticulous study."
Combining both political fantasy and theory, the author imagines how he would reconstruct the federal government if he suddenly found himself king of the United States. Read full book review >

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KING by Harvard Sitkoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Serviceable but undistinguished fare for those disinclined to read more substantial texts."
Concise biography of the famed civil-rights leader. Read full book review >

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KING & KING by Linda de Haan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Hurrah to newcomers de Haan and Nijland and to the publisher for bringing them to an American audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Move over, Princess Smartypants: this Dutch import arrives to take top honors in the fairytale-fracturing department. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING & KING & FAMILY by Linda de Haan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

In this disappointing follow-up to the wickedly fey King and King (2002), our newly married heroes honeymoon in the jungle and pick up a daughter. Read full book review >

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KING FLASHYPANTS AND THE EVIL EMPEROR by Andy Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"An agreeably fizzy series opener. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Evil Emperor Nurbison has his eye on the peaceful, neighboring kingdom of Edwinland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING BABY by Kate Beaton
Kirkus Star
by Kate Beaton, illustrated by Kate Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Long live King and Queen Baby! (Picture book. 3-8)"
King Baby rules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING MAYBE by Timothy Hallinan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Junior's sixth sense keeps warning him that he's being set up, and it's on the money every single time. Fans who don't mind his ritualistically repeated failures will eat up his adventures among Hollywood types whose moral senses are even more primitive than his."
This fifth larcenous adventure for Junior Bender (Herbie's Game, 2014, etc.) is aptly described in the closing Author's Note as "a show-business book that [is] essentially all burglaries. Plus Suley."Read full book review >

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KING LEAR by Gareth Hinds
adapted by Gareth Hinds, illustrated by Gareth Hinds
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The story doesn't leap from page, but this is a remarkably rendered and worthwhile treatment of the tragedy. (Graphic drama. 13 & up)"
From an artist known for his vivid graphic-novel reworkings of Beowulf (2007) and The Merchant of Venice (2008) comes this nuanced adaptation of King Lear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"A second volume on the Civil War, Two Miserable Presidents (ISBN: 978-1-59643-320-5-0), is also out. (index, adult-level source lists) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
For middle-graders who find Joy Hakim's 11-volume A History of US just too daunting, historian Sheinkin offers a more digestible version of our country's story—opening with an account of the American Revolution from the despised but not-unreasonable Stamp Act to the dramatic race to Yorktown. Read full book review >