Search Results: "Nancy Farmer"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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THE LORD OF OPIUM by Nancy Farmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A vividly imagined tale of a future world full of fascinating characters and moral themes—a tremendous backdrop for one young man's search for identity. (cast of characters, map, chronology, appendix) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In the much-anticipated sequel to The House of the Scorpion (2002), 14-year-old Matteo Alacrán returns home as the new Lord of Opium. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Children will relish this little-known piece of railroad lore, with its echoes of an epic battle being waged, and won. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What really happened on Casey Jones' legendary last run? Read full book review >

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THE SEA OF TROLLS by Nancy Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Allusions to Beowulf, the destruction of the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, and the Norse legend of Jack and Jill offer a rich backdrop for a hugely entertaining story sure to appeal to fans of The Lord of the Rings. (appendix, sources) (Fiction. 10-13)"
He left as an apprentice and returned a full-fledged bard, complete with a fire-wizard's staff in hand and a crow perched on his shoulder. Read full book review >

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THE EAR, THE EYE AND THE ARM by Nancy Farmer
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

An author who lived for years in Africa follows a comic, well-received first novel set in present-day Mozambique (Do You Know Me, 1993) with this marvelous odyssey across Zimbabwe 200 years in the future. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >

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THE ISLANDS OF THE BLESSED by Nancy Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Readers may well suspect—and hope—that a new series of Jack's tales may be in the offing. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Jack, Thorgil and the Bard are off on a new quest in this immensely satisfying conclusion of the trilogy that began with The Sea of Trolls (2004) and continued in The Land of the Silver Apples (2007). Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION by Nancy Farmer
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A must-read for SF fans. (Fiction. 11+)"
Matt Alacrán has spent his youth secreted away in a secluded hut, his only knowledge of the world provided by his caregiver Celia and his view out the window on the white ocean of poppies growing all around. Read full book review >

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A GIRL NAMED DISASTER by Nancy Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As rewarding, and as challenging, as The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm (1994). (glossary, appendix, bibliography) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Farmer (Runnery Granary, p. 300, etc.) plunges readers deep into South African social and spiritual worlds in this tale of a Shona girl fleeing an arranged marriage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WARM PLACE by Nancy Farmer
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Fear not, for the Good Guys are strongly individual, the Bad Guys deliciously horrid, and the whole adventure wild and risky. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A young giraffe escapes from the zoo and sets out for her African homeland in this antic animal fantasy. Read full book review >