Search Results: "Peadar Ó Guilíin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE INFERIOR by Peadar Ó Guilín
Released: June 10, 2008

"No rush. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Though most of the blood and horror in this turgid dystopian romance stays between the lines, there's still enough seeping out to disturb all but the most hardened readers. Read full book review >

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THE DESERTER by Peadar Ó Guilín
Released: March 13, 2012

"Eventually, the stakes have been raised just about as high as possible, inviting strong-stomached readers to return for the next book to see how the characters go about fixing their worlds. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Months after The Inferior (2008) left off, this sequel finds cannibal Stopmouth journeying from the primitive surface where he lives to the high-tech world of the Roof, abandoning his tribe to save them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CALL by Peadar O'Guilin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Though the plot is not terrifically original, readers will root for the book's disabled protagonist to survive. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Vanessa Doherty is a 14-year-old white lass who attends Boyle Survival College, one of many in Ireland that serve only to teach its youth how to survive the Call of the Sídhe. Read full book review >

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THE PRAIRIE TRAIN by Antoine Ó Flatharta
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Readers will feel Conor's poignant sense of being severed from his past, and will understand why he accepts that forward, for the train and for him, is the only direction there is. (Picture book. 7-9)"
PLB 0-517-70989-9 In this poetic book from an Irish playwright and Rohmann (The Cinder-Eyed Cats, 1997, etc.), an immigrant child dreams of returning to Ireland, carried across the sea by the train that is actually taking him in the opposite direction, away and over the wide prairie. Read full book review >

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HURRY AND THE MONARCH by Antoine Ó  Flatharta
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2005

"EWSLUGp2000 for a thought-provoking alternative to the fluttering hordes of conventional nonfiction on monarchs. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A migrating monarch lights on a tortoise's back for a brief conversation, resumes her long journey to Mexico, returns to the tortoise's garden the next Spring, and continues on to a final rest as the eggs she leaves behind hatch and grow to maturity before the tortoise's eyes. Read full book review >