Search Results: "Oliver North"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Birgitta Sif
Kirkus Star
by Birgitta Sif, illustrated by Birgitta Sif
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A lovely gift—aglow with warmth and welcome—for those who feel, or have ever felt, different. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful tale about a boy who is different and his discovery of a kindred spirit, gracefully written to celebrate dreamers and readers—and those who need not change to find friends. Read full book review >

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OLIVER by Christopher Franceschelli
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The back of the book proclaims that what happens in this story is '[b]ecause miracles happen.' Children may not be so sure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picture-book minimalism is taken to an almost unnatural extreme with this avant-garde presentation of a very familiar concept. Read full book review >

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OLIVER by Judith Rossell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Next time your child asks to shove a banana down the drain, go for it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Oliver goes down the drain, literally… maybe. Read full book review >

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HEROES PROVED by Oliver North
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Predictable action sponsoring a political and social agenda."
North (Mission Compromised, 2002, etc.) forecasts a near future with a liberal government gone authoritarian, and it's left to Anarks (Anti-American Religious Kooks) and other right-thinkers to defend Constitutional ideals. Read full book review >

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NORTH by Brian Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"A concept-driven work that runs afoul of reality."
Lives are ruined when a Satanic student plays erotic games with his teachers; a first novel from a 68-year-old Englishman. Read full book review >

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NORTH by Nick Dowson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Simple but effective, this is a beautiful introduction to a remarkable region that should encourage any child's sense of wonder. (index) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
In the dark Arctic winters, few species can survive, but in short, lush summers, millions of animals return to reproduce. Read full book review >

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NORTH by Donna Jo Napoli
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"It's an unlikely journey, but Napoli makes it a fascinating one, organically incorporating a wealth of detail about the Arctic and its human and non-human inhabitants. (Fiction. 9+)"
Driven by a yearning he can't articulate but knows is essential to his very being, Alvin, a soft and unsophisticated 12-year-old African-American boy living in Washington, D.C., runs away from his caring but smothering mother and physically declining great grandmother. Read full book review >

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NORTH by Frederick Busch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2005

"This writer's failures are indeed more interesting than many of his contemporaries' successes. Still, North is a disappointment."
The search for a missing youth jump-starts Busch's brooding latest, a loose sequel to his 1997 stunner, Girls. Read full book review >

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COUNTERFEIT LIES by Oliver North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Lifting a white paper right off a think-tank desk, the authors have applied a bit of imagination and come up with an acceptable action-adventure."
With the conspiracy meter cranked to the max, North and Hamer (American Heroes, 2013, etc.) embroil Jake Kruse, Marine-turned–FBI agent, in the investigation of an unholy alliance between North Korea and Iran. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN HEROES by Oliver North
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Authentic narratives of the men and women of the armed forces who have sacrificed for their country."
True stories of the men and women who put their lives in danger to defend the United States from terrorists. Read full book review >

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MISSION COMPROMISED by Oliver North
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The vigor and candor of North's memoir (Under Fire, 1991) are missing in this uneasy mix of fiction and fact, reducing both to predictable stereotypes and mainly offering summaries instead of action itself."
Plodding retro thriller with a supervillainous Osama bin Laden—and an unintentionally funny supporting turn by the author himself. Read full book review >

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EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"As a portrait of the emerging adolescent, it engages, even if it gives the effects of the kidnapping on its victim short shrift. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl loses her best friend when he's kidnapped by his father at 7 and must cope when he returns 10 years later. Read full book review >