Search Results: "Muffin Drake-Policastro"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANCIS DRAKE by John Cummins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"A scholarly but basically laudatory picture, nicely timed for the fourth centenary of Drake's death next year."
A graphic account of the man who, among other swashbuckling exploits, was the first to sail around the world and was largely responsible for saving England from invasion by the Spanish Armada. Read full book review >

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ALBERT THE MUFFIN-MAKER by Eleanor May
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"An enjoyable, instructive story with humor, heart and a pair of adorable mice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ordinal numbers are featured in this delightful entry in the Mouse Math series starring brother-and-sister team Albert and Wanda. Read full book review >

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BLUEBERRY MUFFIN MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2002

"This one lands her firmly in the suds."
Hannah Swenson should be making a bundle. Read full book review >

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THE MUFFIN CHILD by Stephen Menick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"It opens as a compelling and unusual story of a strongly delineated child survivor, then loses force as people's actions become staged and unbelievable. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a first novel set "in a country in the Balkans," an 11-year-old girl suffers the loss of her parents, then lives through a series of brutal events. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED DARIUS DRAKE? by Rodman Philbrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A smart and worthy mystery. (Mystery. 9-12)"
In a typical Philbrick (The Big Dark, 2016, etc.) combination of humor and insight, two kids become unlikely partners in detection. Read full book review >

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SIR FRANCIS DRAKE by Harry Kelsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A tour de force in every respect, and required reading for American historians and legal scholars, Kerber's new book is stunning. (30 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A scholarly debut exposing the celebrated 16th-century English seaman, explorer, and early favorite of Queen Elizabeth's for what he truly was: a ruthless pirate, a greedy robber-merchant, and a religious bigot and hypocrite who posed as a devout Christian. Read full book review >

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INVESTIGATING JULIUS DRAKE by Daisy Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"Not a breakout but worth a look. (Mystery. 13-15)"
New school, new rules, and a mysterious new…friend? Read full book review >

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THE DRAKE EQUATION by Bart King
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"An overstuffed, messy sci-fi narrative whose saving grace is an enjoyable main character. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
After finding a mysterious puck-shaped object in the woods, a young bird-watcher must play the hero—and at times fail—in this adventure. Read full book review >

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JAKE DRAKE: TEACHER’S PET by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Children aren't the only readers who might learn something from this. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In the third episode of a series that might as well be dubbed "Jake Drake: Problem Solver," Clements's fourth-grade narrator again looks back at third grade, in particular an uncomfortable week when he became the subject of a little too much teacherly praise. Read full book review >

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THE STUD BOOK by Monica Drake
Released: April 9, 2013

"Often sharply observed, at its best this is a comedy of manners among a very distinct subset—the not quite successful but intellectually self-superior—so the tragic and uplifting elements bunched together in the last chapters seem to come out of left field."
Drake (Clown Girl, 2006) pointedly avoids sentimentality in writing about Portland friends who approach sex and procreation with varying degrees of desire, fear and trepidation. Read full book review >

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ANGEL'S INK by Jocelynn Drake
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Still, these are minor issues in what is mostly a distinctive and absorbing tale."
From the author of the Dark Days series (Bound to Me, 2012, etc.), the first of a new urban-fantasy series centered on tattoo artist Gage Powell. Read full book review >