Search Results: "Michelle Paver"


BOOK REVIEW

GODS AND WARRIORS by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Beautiful, but broken. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Set during the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece, this new adventure series attempts to navigate a land filled with fickle gods, dangerous spirits and even more dangerous men. Read full book review >

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WARRIOR BRONZE by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A shining conclusion to a stunning series. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Hylas and Pirra travel to Messenia and Lykonia to find Issi, Hylas' sister, and retrieve the dagger of Koronos from the evil Crow army. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING SHADOW by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"Well-crafted historical adventure. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Bronze Age Greece is a dangerous place, filled with angry spirits, vengeful warriors and uncertain alliances. Hylas, a young goatherd and Outsider, must navigate this mysterious world as he searches for his missing younger sister, Issi. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"One baddie down, five to go. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Starting where Wolf Brother (2005) left off, this engrossing sequel reunites young Stone Age survivor Turok with his beloved wolf. Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF THE FALCON by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"A lush and riveting journey. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic Bronze Age adventure begun in Gods and Warriors (2012) continues in this third volume as two heroes must face terrible obstacles in their quest to find their loved ones. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Compelling from first page to last. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The third episode (of a planned six) in this prehistoric epic continues its predecessors' quick pacing, vivid storytelling and strong connections between human characters and the natural world. Read full book review >

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OUTCAST by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Paver moves her cast along, springs major revelations and brings everything around right in the end, but the plot's most dramatic elements (notably a major flood that is over in half a page) take a back seat to character development. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The fourth episode in this prehistoric epic pitches young spirit-walker Torak into a struggle to keep his multiple "souls" out of the clutches of the power-mad Viper Mage. Read full book review >

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WOLF BROTHER by Michelle Paver
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"By the end, readers will have a real feeling for what life in the wild must have been like, and will be looking forward to Torak's further exploits. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Grandiose series title aside, this first of a projected six episodes makes a muddled but strong start, pitting its young stone-age protagonist against a ravening, ensorcelled bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE CARTLIDGE'S BOOK OF WORDS by Michelle Cartlidge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The only surprises here are disappointing. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
In this standard word book from Cartlidge (A Mouses's Diary, 1982, etc.), a family of mice are followed through some typical events: getting dressed, going to school, shopping, attending a birthday party for Brother Mouse. Read full book review >