Search Results: "Megan Whalen Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen Turner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Less emotionally powerful than Eugenides's earlier adventures, but still a winner. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Like all loyal soldiers of Attolia, Costis hates Eugenides, his new king. Read full book review >

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THICK AS THIEVES by Megan Whalen Turner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 16, 2017

"A series stand-alone that won't disappoint Turner aficionados. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A slave escapes across the wilderness and cities of the Mede empire with an enemy soldier. Read full book review >

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A CONSPIRACY OF KINGS by Megan Whalen Turner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2010

"For series fans, unmissable. (Fiction. 12-15)"
With each volume of this stellar series, the question arises anew: How will the text deceive its readers now that we're able to recognize Eugenides's lies? Read full book review >

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INSTEAD OF THREE WISHES by Megan Whalen Turner
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Nothing is overdone and not a word is out of place in this auspicious debut. (Short stories. 12+)"
An utterly delightful collection of short stories about enchantment in everyday life. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF by Megan Whalen Turner
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This is an uplifting book, a literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers before it is over. (Fiction. 10+)"
A thief's quest for a priceless gemstone forms the background for a tale of redemption, tolerance, and cooperation in this first novel from Turner (Instead of Three Wishes, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURNER by Franny Moyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Moyle writes that young Turner was 'an instinctive and tireless networker, massively self-motivated, undeterrable in his determination.' This excellent biography shows the benefits, and the pitfalls, of such single-minded obsession."
He was the finest landscape painter of his time, and he knew it. This new biography explains why. Read full book review >

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TED TURNER by Jeremy Byman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 2, 1998

"A list of Time-Warner's holdings is an odd addition to the backmatter. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
This superficial biography has been pasted together mostly from magazine articles, and—lacking vigor and immediacy—it shows. Read full book review >

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J.M.W. TURNER by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"A short biography, but one no less satisfying for the wide-ranging erudition Ackroyd brings to the task."
An acutely limned miniature of J.M.W. Turner (1775-51), whose watercolors, engravings and spectacular oils mark him as England's greatest painter of air, earth and water. Read full book review >

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J.M.W. TURNER by Robert Kenner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The text of this book is well-supported by many excellent full-color reproductions of Turner's work, but not of his contemporaries (conspicuously absent is John Constable, who's mentioned often) or the Impressionists. (index) (Biography. 8-13)"
In the First Impressions series, a biography of Turner, whose revolutionary painting style preceded the artists he most influenced, Monet and other Impressionists, by almost a hundred years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Fully documented source notes; bibliography; B&w photo insert and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
A balanced, fair portrayal of an African-American rebel against slavery, whose bloody actions hardened positions on both sides of abolition and helped bring on the Civil War. Read full book review >