Search Results: "Michael Marsden"


BOOK REVIEW

BRINGING DOWN GADDAFI by Andrei Netto
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"A courageous and well-informed piece of journalism."
The Paris correspondent for a leading Brazilian newspaper recounts his experience covering the Libyan revolution. Read full book review >

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STARFIELDS by Carolyn Marsden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While the concluding author's note provides explication of some of these elements, some readers may not stick it out. (Spanish/Mayan glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
In Marsden's latest tale of cross-cultural friendship, a modern Mayan girl fights to protect her rural Mexican village from encroaching development. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF DAWN by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Readers new to the series would do well to begin at the beginning, while the series' many fans will be sorry to reach their final chapter in such an outstanding story of friendship, courage, and survival. (Fiction. 13+)"
The Australian teenage resistance fighters are back and as dauntless as ever in this seventh and last installment of the gripping series that started with Tomorrow, When the War Began (1995). Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM THE INSIDE by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Startling. (Fiction. 12+)"
In this haunting epistolary novel, two Australian teenagers try to discover the truth about each other and themselves. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ZONE by Carolyn Marsden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A decently executed exploration of the American presence in Iraq and the tensions between Shiites and Sunnis. (author's notes, glossary) (Fiction. 9-13)"
Young Iraqi cousins face their religious differences in war-torn Baghdad. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Ellie's grief is palpable and heartbreaking, and Marsden's always talented touch for constructing combat tensions is brilliantly balanced here with Ellie's need to live in a recovering world. (Fiction. YA)"
Marsden's bestselling and award-winning Tomorrow series ended with the invasion of Australia resolved in a truce, and teen Ellie and her friends stopping their guerrilla fighting to return home. Read full book review >

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MY OWN REVOLUTION by Carolyn Marsden
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Inspired by a true story, this easily accessible novel should appeal to teens who, like Patrik, are keen observors of the chaos that surrounds them. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A vivid portrait of life under the Communist rule of 1960s Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

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THE QUAIL CLUB by Carolyn Marsden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Middle-grade girls might find some interest in this classic school dilemma, enriched by the cross-cultural notes. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In this sequel to The Gold-Threaded Dress (2002), Oy, called Olivia by her American friends, wants to perform the Thai dances she loves in the fifth-grade talent show. Read full book review >

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OUT OF TIME by John Marsden
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Readers interested in science fiction and psychology should be most attracted to this haunting little item. (Fiction. 12-15)"
From the popular and excellent Australian author comes an episodic science-fiction novella that will intrigue many readers and confuse others. Read full book review >

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MOON RUNNER by Carolyn Marsden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Middle-grade readers will recognize the familiar details of the elementary-school setting and enjoy the satisfying outcome. (Fiction. 7-10)"
New to her school, fourth grader Mina is pleased to have found new friends, Sammy, Alana and Ruth. Read full book review >

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RISING GROUND by Philip Marsden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"The writer/traveler blends so thoroughly with the landscape that it's sometimes affectingly uncertain which is speaking."
A native of Cornwall, England, returns with an account of a walk southwestward across the region to Land's End. Read full book review >

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SILK UMBRELLAS by Carolyn Marsden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Marsden includes a brief Thai glossary. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A gentle and exotic story about an 11-year-old girl's life in Thailand. Read full book review >