Search Results: "Nancy Gray Ogle"


BOOK REVIEW

EAGLES by Deborah Hodge
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"With a dozen fine eagle titles in print, including several at the easy-reading level, like Gail Gibbons's Soar with the Wind, this is an additional purchase. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
The large picture-book format, brief text, and many colorful eagle paintings, which appear in this modestly priced title, will attract young readers, but the text is choppy, imprecise, and dull. Read full book review >

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OTTERS by Adrienne Mason
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Since otters of either variety are seldom found in most neighborhoods, precision in identification may be less than critical and appealing illustrations will attract beginning readers. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A pleasant introduction to North American river otters and their larger cousins, the sea otters, with colored drawings on every page and an easy-to-read text. Read full book review >

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SORCERESS by Claudia Gray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"Entertaining and substantial, satisfying and subversive—either way, it's a treat. (Paranormal suspense. 13-17)"
To save the people of Captive's Sound, Nadia bound herself as apprentice to 400-year-old witch Elizabeth Pike; now Nadia's friends seek to free her and to stop Elizabeth's master, the One Beneath, from entering the world. Read full book review >

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FALCON'S EGG by Luli Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Engaging, intelligent, and well-wrought: the best dragon story since Donn Kushner's A Book Dragon (1988). (Fiction. 9-12)"
A wonderfully beguiling story of a Manhattan sixth grader who finds something unusual in Central Park. Read full book review >

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ATTICUS CLAW BREAKS THE LAW by Jennifer Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A purrfect caper for a not-too-criminal kitty. (Fantasy/mystery. 7-9)"
A real cat burglar—literally—stars in this British import. Read full book review >

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DEFY THE STARS by Claudia Gray
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 4, 2017

"Intelligent and thoughtful, a highly relevant far-off speculative adventure. (Science-fiction. 12 & up)"
A teen soldier teams up with an enemy android to end an interplanetary war. Read full book review >

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DISTANT WATER by Bruce Gray
Released: Jan. 27, 2012

"A treat for China buffs, yet broadly appealing."
In first-time author Gray's serpentine thriller, an American lawyer becomes a pawn in a vicious power struggle sparked by the death of Chairman Mao Zedong. Read full book review >

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BINO'S BLUES by A.W. Gray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fast-paced, fragrant, nothing-personal exposÇ that'll leave you wondering which is the lower form of life: those nasty feds or the mean-eyed morons employed to enforce the laws of the great state of Texas."
We interrupt this Dallas police corruption trial—in which Rusty Benson's client, Capt. Read full book review >

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FURNACE by Muriel Gray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An enjoyably lurid entertainment that will almost certainly shape-shift into a blockbuster movie. (Book-of-the- Month Club selection)"
Furnace ($23.95; Oct.; 368 pp.; 0-385-48002-4): Scottish novelist Gray, whose debut performance was the well- received The Trickster (1995), plunges even deeper into Stephen King territory with this remorselessly grisly supernatural thriller set in the Virginia hills and also the remoter ``worlds'' of alchemy and Scots folklore. Read full book review >

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THE DOUBLE TASK by Gray Jacobik
Released: May 1, 1998

"Dead deer and a crow eating a 'small creature— make Jacobik think, not surprisingly, of death—typical of the tautological imagination displayed here."
Winner of the Juniper Prize, this volume of Jacobik's impressionistic verse celebrates feeling over intellect (—one can over- think a thing—), which partly explains her lack of clarity in poems that awkwardly incorporate cultural allusions into an odd polysyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >