Search Results: "Page McBrier"


BOOK REVIEW

BEATRICE’S GOAT by Page McBrier
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Two percent of the proceeds will go to the Heifer Project—consider sending a contribution and saving your book budget for less freighted purchases. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An organization that provides livestock to Third World families is the raison d'être of this earnest offering. Read full book review >

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DON'T TURN THE PAGE! by Rachelle Burk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2014

"A charming, metafictive good night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book within a book tells the story of a little hedgehog who resists reading a bedtime story about a little bear—or is it also a story about a little bear who reads a book about a little hedgehog? Read full book review >

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PARSIFAL’S PAGE by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"So will the reader. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Morris (The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf, 2000, etc.) serves up another engaging take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

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RALEIGH’S PAGE by Alan Armstrong
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"It's an absorbing historical adventure from an emerging master. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Young Andrew's mind's been set afire by his teacher's enthusiasm for the opportunities offered by America, so when his father finds him a position as page to Sir Walter Raleigh, he dares to hope for overseas excitement. Read full book review >

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OFF THE PAGE by Jodi Picoult
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Though it lacks the depth of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart series, the story is at its best when it's taken as a metafictive exploration of the relationship between a reader and a beloved book. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
What happens when a happily-ever-after is no longer guaranteed? Read full book review >

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THE LAST PAGE by Anthony Huso
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Macabre and magnificent, as enthralling as it is astonishing."
Huso's debut conceives an eye-popping, crazy-sounding but utterly persuasive universe of medieval and modern technology mingled with cutting-edge science and blood-magic, of aerial battles fought between giant armor-plated zeppelins, horses with scales, fangs and claws, perpetual-motion devices powered by tortured souls, electric crossbows and hexes that can devastate entire cities. Read full book review >

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FALLING DOWN THE PAGE by Georgia Heard
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Smart and fitfully chilling, but puerile St. Ebury school sometimes seems less like a setting than a wallow."
Part mystery, part exploration of adolescent psychology, McAdam's second novel (Some Great Thing, 2004) revolves around the disappearance of a teenaged girl from an elite Canadian boarding school. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"Embarrassing."
Carrie Bradshaw meets the AARP in this mediocre meta-memoir. Read full book review >

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THE PAGE TURNER by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1998

"This is a writer who needs a new subject, or at least a new perspective on what looks increasingly like the only subject he's interested in. (Author tour)"
Another intimate and knowing—albeit also wearing—portrayal of gay life in America from the author of such well-received fiction as, most recently, last year's Arkansas. Read full book review >

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A FRONT PAGE AFFAIR by Radha Vatsal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"This first in a planned series is a nice combination of mystery and thriller seasoned by historical facts and a look at women's lives before woman's liberation."
A budding journalist fights for her place in a world full of disturbing changes. Read full book review >