Search Results: "Martha Wells"


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MARTHA by Agnes de Mille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"A must for fans of Graham's, de Mille's, dance- -indeed, anyone wanting a clear picture of a creative era that is fast drawing to a close. (Thirty-two pp. of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Eye-opening, riveting, enlightening, uplifting—Martha Graham's life and times seen through the discerning, appreciative eye of Agnes de Mille. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Gennady Spirin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"A little slice of life—about life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Spirin's illustrations always gladden the heart, and here his meticulous and sumptuous watercolors highlight a familiar family tale. Read full book review >

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EMILIE & THE HOLLOW WORLD by Martha Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"A swashbuckling escape for avid readers that trades buttoned-up boundaries for unbridled adventure. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Running away from home never sounded so good, especially when it involves stowing away on a ritzy, cloaked-in-magic ship. Read full book review >

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THE SHIPS OF AIR by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2004

"Agreeably exciting and involving, if not particularly surprising: stay tuned."
Second installment in Wells's trilogy (The Wizard Hunters, 2003), set in a universe where magic, alchemy, and engineering all work. Read full book review >

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WHEEL OF THE INFINITE by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2000

"What more do you need?"
Another mind-stretching fantasy from Wells (The Death of the Necromancer, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD HUNTERS by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 2003

"Wrenches the Valiarde saga into a whole new dimension of wonder, tension, and excitement."
First of a new trilogy and sequel to The Death of the Necromancer (1998), set in a world where magic and alchemy both work. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF THE NECROMANCER by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 10, 1998

"Splendid plotting and characters and agreeably varied magics; not as compellingly original as City of Bones (1995), but thoroughly engaging nonetheless."
Sequel to The Element of Fire (not reviewed), its backdrop resembling a 19th-century Paris that within living memory was occupied by the Unseelie Court. Read full book review >

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THE GATE OF GODS by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A yarn borne aloft by its well-above-average characters, including an appealingly brave, flawed heroine, with a plot that merely trudges along. In then end, a trilogy that promised more than it delivered."
In this final installment of the trilogy (The Ships of Air, 2004, etc.), the land of Ile-Rien has been invaded by the Gardier, wizards who derive their invincible powers from crystals inside which the souls of sorcerers are trapped. Read full book review >

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CITY OF BONES by Martha Wells
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

"A bravura performance, to which no summary can do justice: compellingly plotted, stunningly original in concept, and glowing with utterly convincing detail."
In Wells's new fantasy (The Element of Fire, 1993, not seen), the Ancient Mages nearly destroyed the world with flame and lava a thousand years ago, leaving a vast desert of rock and sand dotted with mysterious jutting Remnants. Read full book review >

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MARTHA CALLING by Susan Meddaugh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Rarely do sequels have such zip. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Martha, a dog, takes command of the human language after eating a bowl of alphabet soup. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING MARTHA by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Still, the characters are likable, and many readers will recognize themselves in Martha. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At 11, Martha is hoping to be discovered—again. Read full book review >

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PERFECTLY MARTHA by Susan Meddaugh
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 2004

"Martha is the perfect mutt to raise the slogan 'Question Authority' to an art form: really, if you're not drinking from the toilet or scattering trash, are you being true to your inner dog? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Martha, the dog who took alphabet soup to new heights, smells a rat when the dogs in her neighborhood start behaving too obediently after a course with Otis Weaselgraft's Perfect Pup Institute. Read full book review >