Search Results: "Nicola Davies"


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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"But Davies's many fans will find themselves well sated by the portraiture, the detail, and the richness shared here. (32 pages b&w photos)"
An amiable, discursive ramble through the several lives of Canada's octogenarian novelist. ``Sometimes I quake and grow pale, for it looks as if the Twilight Years, when I ought to be growing roses and sucking my dentures in peace, are going to be passed in back-breaking toil,'' once quipped the then 64-year-old author. Read full book review >

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GAIA WARRIORS by Nicola Davies
NATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"One could quibble with the weight given various topics, but overall this is an enjoyable and comprehensive summary marred only by its complete lack of documentation. (afterword, more resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Just in time for Earth Day comes this wide-ranging look at global climate change, which answers common questions and introduces people and organizations from around the world who are doing something about it. Read full book review >

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LOSING NICOLA by Susan Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Veteran Moody (Doubled in Spades, 1997, etc.) spins a puzzle that takes a back seat to her graceful evocation of her heroine's childhood and its disintegration one fateful summer."
Twenty years after her 12th birthday ended in tragedy, Alice Beecham returns to her hometown in an attempt to make herself whole by figuring out what happened. Read full book review >

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TINY CREATURES by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Very little information is available for this age group about these microscopic creatures, making this an especially welcome introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Invisible to the human eye, some of the tiniest creatures are known do some of the biggest jobs on Earth. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Easily digestible, if not particularly nutritious. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Davies (Talk, Talk, Squawk!, 2011) rips viciously into another popular topic with this gallery of animals "decked out for killing"—from tiny venomous spiders to big cats for whom humans are just slow-moving "meals-on-legs." Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO SILVER STREET FARM by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Young activists will be inspired and entertained by these three animal-loving friends and their supportive community. (Chapter book. 6-9)"
Three kids, many years of planning and an audacious go at public activism add up to one community farm. Read full book review >

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BAT LOVES THE NIGHT by Nicola Davies
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nevertheless, this is a beautifully designed and thoughtfully executed informational storybook. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Bat (a pipistrelle) wakes up, flies out into the night to eat, and returns home to feed her young. Read full book review >

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MANATEE RESCUE by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Previously published in England as Manatee Baby (2013), this appealing animal-survival adventure is based on a true episode described in an afterword. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a remote Amazon village, Manuela and her cousin Libia convince an entire village to cease manatee fishing after the two girls rescue, nurture, and release a manatee calf Manuela accidentally speared while hunting its mother. Read full book review >

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THE LION WHO STOLE MY ARM by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Though on the purposive side, the tale both provides adventure and fills a cultural niche for chapter-book readers (Fiction. 8-10)"
The terrifying title should attract readers with strong stomachs. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN BABY! by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This introduction to dolphins is sure to win readers' hearts. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Born tail first, a baby dolphin swims immediately to the surface to breathe, then follows his mother, nursing, learning her call, gradually exploring his world, playing, learning and developing his own personal whistle. Read full book review >

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PERFECT by Nicola Davies
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"An emotionally vivid, hopeful illustration of unpredictability, disappointment, and acceptance—recommended for children and parents alike. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
A fledgling swift helps a child cope with disappointment when a baby sister is different than expected. Read full book review >

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I (DON'T) LIKE SNAKES by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The protagonist isn't the only one who will find snakes spellbinding by the end. (author's note, bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A girl's family shows her oodles of cool details about snakes. Read full book review >