Search Results: "Oliver Lake"


BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Trixie Belle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Out of all the titles in the series, Goldilocks' adventures are the most cogent and age-appropriate. (Board book. 2-4)"
The flaxen-haired tyke makes her infamous visit to the bears' house in this simplified adaptation. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BEAUTY by Trixie Belle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Toddlers familiar with the Disney movies or with obliging parents who can help them connect the dots may get something out of these summarized versions, but, like Sleeping Beauty's fairies, the plots are going to fly right over the heads of most board-book readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A toddler-sized version of the classic fairy tale. Read full book review >

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THERE WILL BE LIES by Nick Lake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine exploration of the power of story itself to heal the unconscious from scars physical and emotional. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Over a period of eight days, 17-year-old Shelby's life is forever changed. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE ROCKS by Deryn Lake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"Newcomers and devoted fans of Lake's hero (Death at the Wedding Feast, 2011, etc.), based on a real 18th-century apothecary, will delight in the period detail, excellent mystery and well-drawn characters."
How could you prove someone an impostor before fingerprints and DNA tests? Read full book review >

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BLOOD NINJA by Nick Lake
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The dark cliffhanger leaves room for sequels, which will be appreciated by those vampire fans not inclined to follow more romantic bloodsuckers. (Horror. YA)"
Growing up in a small village with dreams of becoming a samurai, Taro never expected to be the target of a ninja attack. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE BLACK PYRAMID by Deryn Lake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Rich in period detail and colorful characters, with a neat puzzle, moments of sweetness and a satisfying conclusion, this adventure will please series fans and newcomers alike."
Apothecary John Rawlings crisscrosses Georgian England by stagecoach to uncover the identity of both a murderer and a victim in this latest installment in the long-running series (Death in Hellfire, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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KALIMPURA by Jay Lake
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"The barely credible narrative stands in strange contrast to the backdrop's persuasively gritty details and Green's far more absorbing personal dilemmas."
Third fantasy outing for narrator Green, now 16 years old, a warrior in the service of the Lily Goddess (Endurance, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1999

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DEAD ON CUE by Deryn Lake
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Nick's second case is a classic English village mystery with flashes of humor, pleasing characters and enough suspects to keep you guessing."
A quiet Sussex village plays host to the rich and semifamous. Read full book review >

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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 >