Search Results: "Nina Milton"


BOOK REVIEW

UNRAVELED VISIONS by Nina Milton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"With so many plotlines, it's hard to follow Sabbie's irresponsible yet amusing actions. Readers may wish they'd had more help from Trendle, Sabbie's otter spirit guide, in showing the way."
A shamanic healer has her own fortune read only to find that predictions of the future offer no protection from it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE MOORS by Nina Milton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A fast-moving thriller likely to draw in readers despite, or perhaps because of, its bizarre heroine."
Children's author Milton's adult debut creates a mystical world in which the secret to a missing child may be locked in the subconscious of a leading suspect. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE TOR by Nina Milton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Less successful than others in this series (Unraveled Visions, 2014, etc.), partly because both Milton's villain and heroine are insufficiently sketched to draw one in, partly perhaps because she's trying to do too much at once."
The mysterious death of a woman in a shamanic group leads one of her colleagues to launch a full-bore investigation on earthly and other planes. Read full book review >

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CALL ME GORGEOUS! by Giles Milton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The endpapers hold full images of each of the 11 animals whose parts make up our winged, beaked, antlered and spiny Gorgeous. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creature that inhabits these pages (the ending tag line is the title) is gorgeous indeed, and it is displayed in an inventive piece of bookmaking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEEK-A BOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A good-enough choice for parents and teachers to use to get the youngest goblins excited about many adults' favorite holiday while introducing sophisticated, though still one-syllable, vocabulary. (Board book. 1-3)"
Laden puts a Halloween spin on her successful wordplay board books, Peek-a-Who? (2000) and Peek-a-Zoo! (2014). Read full book review >

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BELOW by Nina Crews
by Nina Crews, photographed by Nina Crews
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Alternating views of Jack on the white, brightly lit steps above with Guy suspended in near darkness below, Crews expertly captures the mini-episode's drama, as well as the inexhaustible possibilities of stairs as playscapes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Using a mix of manipulated photography and line drawing, Crews places a lad with a wooden toy companion on a painted staircase next to a small, enticing hole. Read full book review >

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ROMEOW AND DROOLIET by Nina Laden
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Readers fond of Mary Jane Auch's equally clever animal send-ups, from Poultrygeist (2003) on, will be rolling in the aisles. (Picture book. 7-9)"
With "a wag of the tail to Shakespeare," Laden recasts the star-crossed lovers as house pets—albeit in a mix of modern and Renaissance courtly dress in the dashing, canted-perspective illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOWNS ON VACATION by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ladeeeeez and Gentlemen: better sit down, before you fall down laughing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What do clowns do to unwind? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE HOT SUMMER DAY by Nina Crews
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"The first-person narration is simple, written in a colloquial present-tense, and progresses with the pictures to the dramatic, cooling storm. (Picture book. 2+)"
The debut of a welcome new voice and vision, in photographs of a steamy summer cityscape and remembrances of the hottest of days. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Nina Töwe
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"An imaginative, dramatic, and surprising rendition of Jack's famous adventure. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In this stylish retelling of the classic folk tale, penniless Jack climbs a magical beanstalk, outsmarts a greedy giant, and restores family fortunes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 30, 1990

A cogent survey of the historical roots of the fast ten amendments; how they were written "to strengthen the democratic standard of equality proclaimed as a self-evident truth in the Declaration of Independence"; and a brief exposition of each of their provisions, followed by more detailed accounts of how these have fared in the last 200 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 9, 1980

"How-ever, the somber subject can absorb them."
Meltzer surveys the history of slavery from ancient times, pointing out that it has existed on all continents (in Africa before Europeans got involved) but in most societies was considered a matter of poor luck rather than inferior birth. Read full book review >