Search Results: "Penny Chisholm"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Gorgeous illustrations and impressive, urgent scientific explanation. (Nonfiction.7-12)"
This fourth in Chisholm and Bang's series about the sun's relationship to life on Earth explores its ancient stores of fossil fuels and the effect of intense and rapid consumption of these in recent human history. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Readers will want to visit more than once to capture both the science and the abundant sense of celebration here. (Informational picture book. 5-11)"
An awe-inspiring lesson in photosynthesis goes under the sea. Read full book review >

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RIVERS OF SUNLIGHT by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A handsome invitation to earth science. (notes) (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
The way that the warmth of our sun creates the ebb and flow of water among Earth, its atmosphere, its oceans, and land is the subject of this latest edition to Chisholm and Bang's gorgeous series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Photosynthesis is thrilling to ponder, and Bang and Chisholm shout their enthusiasm for the process—and for the interconnectedness of all living things—from the (probably solar-paneled) rooftops. (notes) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Mirroring the format of Bang's more energy-focused My Light (2006), this one is in part dedicated to Ben, "who felt it was more important that the sun's energy fuels life than that it can change into electricity." Read full book review >

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A PLAGUE OF ANGELS by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A treat for history buffs; others may find themselves growing weary well before the indefatigable Sir Robert can afford to do the same."
Yet another action-filled fictional tale starring real-life adventurer Sir Robert Carey (A Surfeit of Guns, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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INSTRUMENTAL by Dave Chisholm
written and illustrated by Dave Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Strong illustrations and intriguing story elements in need of more harmony."
The new graphic novel from Chisholm tells the story of a frustrated musician's attempts to snatch fame and glory with the help of a mysterious trumpet. Read full book review >

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A FAMINE OF HORSES by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1995

"A briskly paced debut rich in spiky characters, eccentric accents, and, above all, a charismatic hero with a sense of honor and a sense of humor."
The first in a series by the pseudonymous Chishom, author of other historical fiction, paints a vivid picture of 16th-century life in northern England, on Scotland's border. Read full book review >

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A SEASON OF KNIVES by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1996

"Matters improve, with a satisfying sweep to the finish, but, still, this falls short of its predecessor."
Sir Robert Carey, the ingratiating Elizabethan Age hero of A Famine of Horses (1995), is once again in Carlisle, near the Scottish border—this time as the newly appointed Deputy Warden of the English West March under Lord Warden Sir Thomas Scrope, the husband of his sister Philadelphia. Read full book review >

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A CHORUS OF INNOCENTS by P.F. Chisholm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"One of Chisholm's best Elizabethan mysteries (An Air of Treason, 2014, etc.), combining all the historical information readers have come to expect with a swiftly moving story featuring a strong woman whose romantic aspirations have yet to be fulfilled."
This time out, it's Sir Robert Carey's unhappily married love, Elizabeth, who solves a murder steeped in political intrigue. Read full book review >

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A MURDER OF CROWS by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Carey's long-awaited fifth adventure (A Plague of Angels, 2000, etc.) may be too slow-moving and complex for some readers, but the lovingly presented historical details make it worth the slog."
The Deputy Warden of the English West Marsh and his trusted right-hand man are involved in dangerous and treasonous plots in 1592 London. Read full book review >

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AN AIR OF TREASON by P.F. Chisholm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Carey's sixth adventure (A Murder of Crows, 2010, etc.) is packed with historical detail, dangerous exploits and humor. The fact-based mystery moves along at a fairly quick pace to a complicated denouement."
A most difficult and dangerous murder inquiry is forced upon a flamboyant nobleman. Read full book review >