Search Results: "Opal Whiteley"


BOOK REVIEW

ONLY OPAL by Opal Whiteley
Released: March 23, 1994

"A touching, fascinating portrait. (Autobiography/Picture book. 4+)"
Born about 1900, Opal Whiteley was five when she was sent to live with an Oregon loggers' family after her parents "went to Heaven." Read full book review >

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OPAL by Kathrine Beck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An enjoyable literary cocktail that needs a stiffer shot of incredulity. (photos, not seen)"
Mystery novelist Beck (Bad Neighbors, 1996, etc.) dives into the bizarre, controversial story of Opal Whiteley (1897-1992), whose published diary was first hailed as a sensation, then dismissed as a fabrication. Read full book review >

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CHARMING OPAL by Holly Hobbie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Children will be comforted by this warmly humorous take on a familiar dilemma. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Charming" truly is the word for both story and art in this latest Toot and Puddle installment. Read full book review >

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ORC'S OPAL by Piers Anthony
Released: Dec. 20, 1990

"A concluding volume is promised for fans who, nothing loath, continue to discover fresh pleasures in Anthony's trite teen-age formulas."
Fourth in the series, following Chimaera's Copper (p. 616), featuring Kelvin the Roundear's fun-filled family adventures in various magical "frames" as the wizard Mouvar's Prophesy moves toward completion—despite the frothy complications introduced by the contending good and evil characters. Read full book review >

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ORC'S OPAL by Piers Anthony
Released: Dec. 20, 1990

Fourth in the series, following Chimaera's Copper (p. 616), featuring Kelvin the Roundear's fun-filled family adventures in various magical "frames" as the wizard Mouvar's Prophesy moves toward completion—despite the frothy complications introduced by the contending good and evil characters. Read full book review >

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OPAL ON DRY GROUND by Sandra Scofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A memorable family ballad, in tune with the times. (Author tour)"
Scofield's fifth novel, arguably her best since the award- winning Beyond Deserving (1991), has all the humor and plaintive charm of a good country-western song. Read full book review >

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OPAL RIDGE by Victoria Capper
ROMANCE
Released: March 11, 2015

"A formulaic romance in a fascinating setting."
A spunky young woman and a brooding young man fall in love when she comes to work on his family's sheep farm. Read full book review >

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THE OPAL CAVERN by S.G. Byrd
Released: May 3, 2012

"A nonpreaching testament to the power that comes from knowing and accepting yourself."
A lyrical tale that demonstrates how a voyage of self-discovery can be more important than an outer journey. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE OPAL by Regina McBride
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2010

"Frustrating. (Fantasy. YA)"
Celtic spirituality and dreamlike symbolism intertwine in a poetic but languid historical fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK OPAL by Victoria Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"To the beloved Mrs. Hibbert: hail and farewell—and thanks. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for Fall)"
The recent death of Eleanor Hibbert, the indefatigable, reliable popular writer who appeared as Jean Plaidy, Philippa Carr and Victoria Holt, has saddened her large following. Read full book review >

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THE OPAL DRAGON by James A. Calderwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 2015

"Fascinating if overloaded."
In this thriller sequel, the son of a Filipina prostitute becomes a kingpin in Australia's opal underworld, where he deals with a truly monstrous find. Read full book review >

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THE OPAL CROWN by Jenny Lundquist
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Better suited for fans of romance than fantasy enthusiasts, this concluding story will also satisfy those looking for 'clean' reads. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
The royal intrigue and twin bonding of The Princess in the Opal Mask (2013) continue in this sequel.Read full book review >