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 >

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ONE FUN DAY WITH LEWIS CARROLL by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Thoughtful and evocative, this book will bring a score of new readers to Carroll's impressive work. (glossary, sources) (Picture book/biography. 3-7)"
Tumble down the rabbit hole into a wonderland filled with rhymes and whimsical wordplay. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

PEAKS ON THE HORIZON by Charlie Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A gripping, enlightening journey."
An English traveler examines the occupation of Tibet firsthand while crossing paths with a Tibetan refugee whose life exemplifies that conflict. Read full book review >

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BATHING THE LION by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Though short, the novel is not a breezy read; it's a quiet, character-driven musing on the value of life and death that lovers of magical realism should embrace but that readers wishing for a more cohesive story will find frustrating."
Five people share a miraculously detailed and disturbing dream in Carroll's latest speculative fiction (The Woman Who Married a Cloud, 2012, etc.). Their experience sparks a need to understand their roles in a cosmic drama played out over eons.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLUM SONG by Dan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2013

"A laudable depiction of life within civil unrest and a proficient setup for the trilogy's conclusion."
In this sequel, wedded bliss for an engaged couple on San Cristobal may be wrecked by a revolutionary group with aspirations of taking over the island. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHTOWER by Lee Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Seemingly interminable, with a decent sonnet or two thrown in."
The second entry in Carroll's urban fantasy trilogy begun with Black Swan Rising (2010). Read full book review >

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THE ASCENSION by Michael Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"One of those rare sequels that exceed the first. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Carroll heads back to the world he created for Super Human (2010) for a second adventure in teen-superhero territory. Read full book review >