Search Results: "Neil Oliver"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VIKINGS by Neil Oliver
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"The author has studied his sources in depth and provides a great chronicle of these nation-shapers who stretched the limits of the known world."
Scottish archaeologist Oliver (A History of Scotland: Look Behind the Mist and Myth of Scottish History, 2009) explores the vast influence of the relatively short Viking Age. Read full book review >

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TIDE POOL SECRETS by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid choice for those who live near or are interested in tide pools. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A lift-the-flap book explores tide pools. Read full book review >

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IT WASN'T ME by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Want to SEE a GOOD Book? Read this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Hueys are back, and this time they're testy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS MOOSE BELONGS TO ME by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Pet lovers and nature lovers alike will enjoy this offbeat and entertaining tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose are not necessarily the best pets—except when it really matters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP AND DOWN by Oliver Jeffers
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Children will intuit, absorb and appreciate this soothing book's heart—the fast, offbeat friendship that makes it so singular and appealing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Jeffers revisits Lost and Found (2006), his sweet, muted story of friendship between a penguin and a boy, and he finds equal success with the same mild characters, understated humor, washes of watercolor and succinct, soft narration. Read full book review >

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MERMAIDS MOST AMAZING by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Oliver illustrates scattershot mentions of fish deities and merfolk sightings worldwide—plus some proven hoaxes—with dark-lined, hand-colored linocuts enhanced by the occasional shell, fishhook, or bit of netting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT PAPER CAPER by Oliver Jeffers
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Sophisticated readers may giggle over the mystery and mock trial, and adults may admire the undeniably hip artwork, but the story's message is a bit convoluted, mixing themes of forgiveness, eco-consciousness and teamwork. (Picture book. 6-9)"
"There was a time in the forest / when everything was not as it should have been." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST AND FOUND by Oliver Jeffers
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Readers who (inexplicably) find David Lawrence's Pickle and Penguin (2004) just too weird may settle in more comfortably with this—slightly—less offbeat friendship tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lad finds a penguin on his doorstep and resolutely sets out to return it in this briefly told import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED ZONE by Oliver Poole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"There's little good news, but Poole offers an insightful, sympathetic foreigner's perspective on America's misadventures in Iraq."
Discouraging but observant Iraq memoir from an embedded British journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RINGER by Lauren Oliver
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Speculative fiction at its core, Oliver's novel is also a reflection on the nature of humanity as explored through the dualities of life/death, autonomy/ownership, truth/lies, and good/evil. (Science fiction. 15-adult)"
It has been three weeks since the Haven Institute fell, but it still has subjects Lyra and Gemma in its insidious grip. Read full book review >