Search Results: "N.L. Carroll"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 12, 1995

"Cohen sees Dodgson finally as a talented, upright, melancholy figure, but does not fully integrate Carroll into this protean man. (135 illustrations, not seen)"
Cohen, the editor of Carroll's herculean correspondence, succeeds with the man's Victorian character—both the academic and the eccentric elements—but misses the point of Carroll's pointless nonsense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSES by N.L. McEvoy
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Older readers may scratch their heads at some story elements, but 10- to 12-year-olds will eat this fantasy tale up."
In McEvoy's debut YA adventure, two American kids discover more than they'd bargained for when they're sent to live with their great-aunt in Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Vengeance of Time by N.L. McEvoy
Released: July 15, 2016

"A pair embarks on a quest for a cure in this inventive and entertaining story that young fantasy readers should eagerly devour."
To save their cousin's life, two siblings decide to return to the lair of a villainous great-aunt in this middle-grade sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 23, 2011

"With a little modification, this is a lively and uplifting poem to share aloud with children, or for adults and children to recite together.
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A short lyrical celebration of innocence, childhood wonder and the constancy of family love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TODAY I'M GOING FISHING WITH MY DAD by N.L. Sharp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1993

"Low-key, with a nice touch of humor—a good book to start discussion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The first half of this realistic story is yet another rehearsal of getting out the gear, making an the early start, and starting the companionable drive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 15, 2014

"A sure winner for any reader with a yen to become permanently terrified. Brilliant. (Graphic horror. 13-18)"
A print and Web comics artist offers five creep-out chillers (four new) with folk-tale motifs and thoroughly disquieting art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 14, 2013

"Amiable pop history."
From the editor of several popular collections of letters (Behind the Lines, 2005, etc.), a down-home account of his travels in search of neglected historical sites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Dead Cattle Ranch Mystery by Madeleine Carroll
Released: July 11, 2012

"A Western adventure with just enough danger to appeal to kids."
Dead cattle abound in Carroll's debut middle-grade novel about a young boy's struggles to adapt to ranch life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2011

"Another winner from a skillful writer and thinker of the first rank."
A sound, deeply felt study of Jerusalem as the "cockpit of violence" for the three Abrahamic religions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2010

"Not for the scientifically disinclined, but determined readers will come away with a rewarding grasp of a complex subject."
A revealing look into the fourth and thorniest dimension. Read full book review >