Search Results: "Paola Opal"


BOOK REVIEW

EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. 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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SAFFY LOOKS FOR RAIN by Paola  Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"That small splat aside, the app beautifully illustrates how a simple story, well presented, can be simply refreshing. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A baby giraffe's search for a rain cloud reveals something even more exciting than rain. 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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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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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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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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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 >

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SEYMOUR AND OPAL by Nicole Jussek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The story is mildly amusing, the pictures very sweet and funny, but Opal's largely passive reaction to Seymour's extortion is puzzling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Seymour and Opal are brother-and-sister rabbits who have adjoining rooms; in fact, Opal must pass through Seymour's room to get to her own. Read full book review >