Search Results: "Peter Sherwood"


BOOK REVIEW

SHERWOOD by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

Prolific Yolen (Not One Damsel in Distress, 2000, etc.) proffers eight tales that further embroider the legend of Robin Hood, by a mix of new and veteran authors. Read full book review >

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SHERWOOD by Parke Godwin
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

An author of works ranging from ironic science fiction (Waiting For the Galactic Bus) to plaintive historical fantasy (The Last Rainbow) attempts a drastic reworking of the Robin Hood legend—with plodding, off-key results. Read full book review >

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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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SHERWOOD NATION by Benjamin Parzybok
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Keeping Portland weird with a well-written tale of an American insurgency."
In the midst of a slow apocalypse, a defiant young organizer takes up arms against her local government and empowers her community to take care of itself. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF SHERWOOD by Kekla Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Although the action sometimes slows as series components are introduced, the adventure and cliffhanging ending will entice readers. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Robyn is a fearless 12-year old who always seems to find trouble in this futuristic take on Robin Hood. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >

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PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF FATHERS by Miklós Vámos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Widely read in his homeland but rarely translated into English, Vámos should win a new American audience with his beautifully crafted novel of connection and continuity."
A bestseller in Hungary, this family chronicle focuses on firstborn sons across 12 generations. Read full book review >

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ROBIN OF SHERWOOD by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Resonant and satisfying. (Fiction. 9-14)"
The story of the hero of Sherwood Forest is retold in this compelling, heartwarming, illustrated adventure book for older children. Read full book review >

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THE OUTLAWS OF SHERWOOD by Robin McKinley
Released: Oct. 15, 1988

"Enriched with entrancing details of life in the forest, graced with a neat pair of satisfying love stories, and culminating in a couple of rousing battles and a dramatic close when the king dispenses justice, McKinley's Robin should be delighting readers for years to come."
In the tradition of T.H. White's reincarnation of King Arthur, a novel that brings Robin Hood and his men—and women—delightfully to life. Read full book review >