Search Results: "N.L. Carroll"


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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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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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OUTSIDE THE DOG MUSEUM by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Each page feels like a magpie's pastiche."
Another surreal trip into magic realism by Carroll (A Child Across the Sky, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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KISSING THE BEEHIVE by Jonathan Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"With this terrifically entertaining tale, he has improved the quality of the water."
A gripping and often quite amusing literary thriller from the expatriate American author of After Silence (1996), and several other exercises in often very imaginative comic surrealism. Read full book review >

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WAR LETTERS by Andrew Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"An excellent primary source for readers of military history, somewhat marred by Carroll's editorial intrusions."
Poignant letters from American servicemen and their families in the midst of war. 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 >

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THE PANIC HAND by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 1996

"Carroll's weaker stories are slight and uninvolving, but his best are among the finest fantasies being written today."
A first collection from the American-born author (who now lives in Vienna) of eight previous novels, including such highly praised fantasy work as The Land of Laughs (1980) and A Child Across the Sky (1990). Read full book review >