Search Results: "Michele Lourie"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 26, 2012

"Though the end is obvious, the means are worth reading—but only for those willing to overlook flaws in the prose."
In Lourie's fantasy novel, three young men—one destined for leadership—partake in a dangerous journey to reclaim power for their people. Read full book review >

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THE PARADE by Michele Lourie
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A fun, unique novel, engagingly told from a child's perspective."
In Lourie's (Wizards and Warriors of Kriatha, 2012) latest novel, a mute 6-year-old observes the lives around her and tackles a mystery. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"These stories about often-overlooked characters find sharp observations on the indignities of modern life."
Brosky's darkly witty stories describe the major and mundane problems facing ordinary Midwesterners. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Powerful and beautifully presented. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In his third book in the ``River Series,'' Lourie takes a 460- mile canoe trip from Whitehorse to Dawson, following the path of the Klondike gold prospectors of 1897. Read full book review >

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EVERGLADES by Peter Lourie
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"While less compelling than the author's Yukon River: Adventure to the Gold Fields of the Klondike (1992), this will be appreciated by nature enthusiasts. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Exploring the everglades, the author describes landforms and wildlife and recalls the past history of the enormous slow-moving swamp that runs hundreds of miles from Florida's Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. Read full book review >

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ON THE TEXAS TRAIL OF CABEZA DE VACA by Peter Lourie
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"His narrative voice sets this apart from more detailed but less personal accounts of the explorer's adventures. (maps, brief quotations, timeline, resource lists, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Most of the conquistadores have a well-deserved bad rep, but here Lourie (On the Trail of Lewis and Clark, 2002) retraces the travels of one exception. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN WORLD OF THE AZTEC by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Writing with contagious enthusiasm, the author will kindle in readers the same wonder he feels at the way clues to our shared past are being found in these places nearly every day. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The latest stop in his photographic tour of ancient American civilizations brings Lourie to excavations beneath the streets of both Mexico City and the pre-Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan. Read full book review >

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FIRST DIVE TO SHARK DIVE by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Highlighted by repeated references to an elusive local supernatural creature known as the Chickcharnie, this account will, in addition to its general appeal, make first rate booktalk material. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Confusing title aside, naturalist/photographer Lourie's record of a visit to Andros Island in the Caribbean will engage armchair travelers and prospective scuba divers alike. Read full book review >

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A HATRED FOR TULIPS by Richard Lourie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A haunting novel that doesn't fully resolve the tensions it dramatizes."
The conceit of this novel is a reunion of two Dutch brothers, one who escaped to America with his mother shortly after the close of World War II and another who stayed in Holland, bitter at his mother's escape and tormented by the memory of having betrayed Anne Frank's family in August 1944. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although the author's visits with Moises may be a little over children's heads, the rest of the text is broken into small pieces and engages the reader in the adventure that is archaeology. (glossary, index, author's note, suggested reading) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
The beauty of the scenery, the mysteries of the Maya, and the dangers of the jungle combine to make this a fascinating story of discovery. Read full book review >

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LOST TREASURE OF THE INCA by Peter Lourie
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Full-color photographs of Inca gold, period illustrations, and contemporary photographs of Lourie and his companions enhance the title throughout. (glossary, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Once again, Lourie (Rio Grande, p. 224, etc.) will fire readers' imaginations with his search for lost Inca gold, on a trek through the high mountains of Ecuador. Read full book review >