Search Results: "Nalo Hopkinson"


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Released: April 12, 2012

"Rich in voice, humor and dazzling imagery, studded with edgy ideas and wildly original, this multicultural mashup—like its heroine—defies categorization. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Noted for her fantasy and science fiction for adults, Hopkinson jumps triumphantly to teen literature. Read full book review >

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THE NEW MOON’S ARMS by Nalo Hopkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 23, 2007

"A winningly told tale filled with regional color."
Hopkinson (The Salt Roads, 2003, etc.) sets her latest in the fictional Caribbean nation of Cayaba. Read full book review >

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THE SALT ROADS by Nalo Hopkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"Sexy, disturbing, touching, wildly comic. A tour de force from one of our most striking new voices in fiction."
Historical fantasy with a strong erotic element from the Locus award-winning author. Read full book review >

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SKIN FOLK by Nalo Hopkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"These wonderful duppy and jumby things leave you with a belly full of good feelings, like dumplings bobbing in you like you've never tasted before."
Fifteen Afro-Caribbean-flavored fables, some set in Toronto, by lauded Locus Award winner Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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SISTER MINE by Nalo Hopkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2013

"Excessive and overwrought, though Hopkinson's fans may love it anyway."
Canadian science fiction/fantasy author Hopkinson (The Chaos, 2012, etc.) goes about five steps too far in this wildly overstuffed tale blending made-up nature mythology with a coming-of-age odyssey. Read full book review >

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BROWN GIRL IN THE RING by Nalo Hopkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1998

"A splendid if often gruesome debut, superbly plotted and redolent of the rhythms of Afro-Caribbean speech: 'You just don't let she go, or I go zap the both of allyou one time.'"
Winner of the publisher's First Novel Contest (out of nearly 1,000 entries), Hopkinson's debut evokes Afro-Caribbean magic against a near-future Toronto damaged by riots and neglect and abandoned by all but the most desperate inhabitants. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A thorough and absorbing recreation of the ill-fated voyage. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
In what's sure to be a definitive work commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Hopkinson offers a well-researched and fascinating account of the disaster. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2006

"What might have been a dry topic is lively, the voices of the children vivid and personal. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
"The voices of children weave through the story of cotton," and the story of cotton weaves through the story of our nation. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Based on eyewitness accounts, the tale brings to life an event young readers will find fascinating. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Running away from the county poor farm in Texas, 11-year-old Nicholas Dray arrives in San Francisco penniless. Read full book review >

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DIVE! by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Fascinating World War II history for history buffs and browsers alike. (epilogue, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Hopkinson's writing plumbs the depths in relating the undersea exploits of American submariners during World War II. Read full book review >

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MARIA'S COMET by Deborah Hopkinson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Pair this with Don Brown's Rare Treasure (p. 1223), about Mary Anning and her fossils. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
From Hopkinson (Birdie's Lighthouse, 1997, etc.) comes another strong, simply told story, based loosely on the life of 19th- century astronomer Maria Mitchell, about a girl with a particular kind of wanderlust. Read full book review >