Search Results: "Peter Dickinson"


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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"These strange, sometimes beautiful tales might find their best readership among those who think they have moved beyond YA. (Fantasy and science fiction short stories. 14 & up)"
Twice before, Dickinson teamed up with his wife, Robin McKinley, to create short story collections centered on elemental themes; now he concludes the elemental quartet with this solo collection of earth and air stories. Read full book review >

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THE TEARS OF THE SALAMANDER by Peter Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Complex characters, spectacular magical and natural outbursts, taut plotting, and atmospheric writing unite in a coruscating exhibition of storytelling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In the wake of Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits (2002), co-authored with Robin McKinley, Dickinson offers an extended tale braided with fire. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1984

"Still, it moves crisply from crisis to crisis—as the academic milieu meshes nicely with the slightly precious sensibility at work here; and competent line drawings enhance the ambience."
Scholars have come from near and far to attend a centennial Emily D. symposium in Amherst, Mass.—with some of them housed in the poet's old dwelling, now a museum. Read full book review >

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EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This arresting edition makes for a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry that's sure to captivate all ages. (introduction, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
An illustrated Dickinson primer for young and old. Read full book review >

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SOME DEATHS BEFORE DYING by Peter Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 1999

"An intricate mystery, beautifully told, as usual, by one of the genre's leading spellbinders (The Yellow Room Conspiracy, 1994, etc.)."
Ninety-year-old, bedridden Rachel Martin (—the provinces of her body gone for good") lies waiting to die. Read full book review >

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THE YELLOW ROOM CONSPIRACY by Peter Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1994

"East End criminals, racketeering landlords, a dead body, and cricket'' with echoes of The Good Soldier and Brideshead Revisited and end up with as delectable a ragout as ever you've tasted."
In tantalizingly alternating chapters, Jewish Etonian Paul Ackerley and Lady Lucy Seddon recall the tangled events that, back in 1956, led them and Lucy's sisters to murder and a media firestorm at the height of the Suez crisis. Read full book review >

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ANGEL ISLE by Peter Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Dickinson's return to that world will delight and satisfy his fans and introduce others to an enchanting reading experience. (Fantasy. YA)"
Centuries have passed since the Printz Honor Award-winning The Ropemaker (2001): Mountain horsemen have attacked The Valley and two adults and a teenager set out, searching for a magician to renew life-saving enchantments on their home. Read full book review >

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INSIDE GRANDAD by Peter Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"With a conclusion that's satisfyingly magical without being pat, a touching story of love and determination. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Are selkies the cause or the cure for Gavin's grandfather's stroke? Read full book review >

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THE ROPEMAKER by Peter Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"For fantasy fans, a spellbinder. (Fiction. YA)"
Dickinson's new work is a quest fantasy, but not in the heroic mold. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF A HERO by Peter Dickinson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Thought-provoking and expertly told. (Fiction. 12+)"
Letta is an ordinary English schoolgirl until 1989, when her life is transformed by the resurgence of ethnic identification after the fall of communism. Read full book review >