Search Results: "Maya Silver"


BOOK REVIEW

MAYA by Mahak Jain
Kirkus Star
by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Jain and MacKay's story and art work seamlessly to convey an important and subtle story of love, loss, beauty, and joy. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young girl and her mother soothe themselves to sleep during a power outage in modern urban India, despite how sorely they both miss Maya's dead Papa. Read full book review >

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MY PARENT HAS CANCER AND IT REALLY SUCKS by Maya Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are some helpful ideas and anecdotes here, but it's not for every teen. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A guide for teens who have a parent with cancer is chock-full of information and advice but sometimes misses the mark. Read full book review >

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SILVER by Rhiannon Held
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 2012

"Certainly worth a try for existing lycanthrophiles."
Werewolves are threatened by a mysterious antagonist in Held's fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Makes the pirate world come alive, but purists may be put off by the author's rearrangement of details from the original story."
Chicago-based attorney Chupack expands the story of one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most memorable characters—Long John Silver—in this Treasure Island spinoff told from the pirate's perspective. Read full book review >

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SILVER by Chris Wooding
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"It's just all kinds of white-knuckle fun. (Horror. 12 & up)"
When strange insects assault a remote boarding school in England, the kids try to save the day in this tense page-turner. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Motion's plot wobbles as he casts his net wide to include slavery, but his ambition is admirable, as is his stylistic elegance."
The British critic/biographer and former Poet Laureate, in his spirited sequel to Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, keeps the core of the original (the quest), while adding his own distinctive imprint. Read full book review >

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Riviera Maya by Robert Leslie Fisher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"An ambitious novel that falls short of its lofty goals.
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Smarting from the wound of her husband's desertion, a young professional architect nevertheless tries to win him back in Fisher's (Vanilla Republic, 2009, etc.) novel.Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Miles Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Oddly abbreviated chronology; further reading (mostly Angelou's books); index. (Biography. 11+)"
Closely following events the poet has described in her several autobiographical volumes (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1970, etc.), this entry in the Black Americans of Achievement series focuses on her youth and, with somewhat less detail, her early adulthood—the extraordinary range of successful careers, as cook, dancer, madam, singer, actress, poet, administrator, journalist, and professor, for none of which she trained formally (again and again, she landed a job in an untried field and carried it off with panache). Read full book review >

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SILVER by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"A quick read with some interesting fantasy elements, but the passive heroine and sometimes-confusing worldbuilding disappoint. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
Brianna Paxton has always suspected she is invisible to boys. Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Lisbeth Kaiser
by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Leire Salaberria, translated by Raquel Pitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Stirring encouragement for all 'little people' with 'big dreams.' (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
"There's nothing I can't be," young Maya thinks, and then shows, in this profile for newly independent readers, imported from Spain. Read full book review >

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Maya Rising by Melissa Roen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A vividly imagined but dark dystopian fantasy complete with passionate romance and dangerous alliances."
An intrepid pair has survived the apocalypse, but the worst is yet to come in Roen's sequel to Last Call for Caviar (2013). Read full book review >