Search Results: "Posie Graeme-Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DRESSMAKER by Posie Graeme-Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The book could serve as a costumer's reference for period fashion, but Ellen is simply too perfect to be the believable protagonist of an up-from-adversity story."
Rags-to-riches saga of a fashionable London couturière, from Tasmania resident Graeme-Evans (The Uncrowned Queen, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ISLAND HOUSE by Posie Graeme-Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2012

"First-rate commercial fiction."
Graeme-Evans (The Dressmaker, 2010, etc.) intertwines two adventures separated by more than a millennium. Read full book review >

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WILD WOOD by Posie Graeme-Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"More gripping entertainment from a seasoned professional."
Revisiting the interconnected-mysteries-separated-by-centuries setup that worked so well in The Island House (2012, etc.), Graeme-Evans sends an Australian adoptee searching for her birth mother to a castle on the England-Scotland border.Read full book review >

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THE DISCOVERY OF DRAGONS by Graeme Base
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A humorous, self-referential tour de force with resplendent illustrations. (Author tour) (Picture book. 10+)"
Embellishing colorplates that appeared in a 1990 calendar, and with his tongue resolutely in cheek, Base (The Sign of the Seahorse, 1992, etc.) narrates a mock-scientific treatise on serpentology in the voice of Victorian scientist Rowland W. Greasebeam, B.Sc., F.R.Aud., who claims to have located original letters (``from a variety of sources that propriety demands must remain confidential'') proving the discovery of dragons by a ninth- century Viking, a thirteenth-century Chinese maiden, and a fellow Victorian naturalist. Read full book review >

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UNO’S GARDEN by Graeme Base
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Depicting humans with comically sheep-like features and populating his world with a host of extravagantly odd animals, Base provides a visual feast that makes his point in a simple, direct but never overly earnest way. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Base plays with words, images and even numbers in this lavishly illustrated introduction to the importance of natural balance. Read full book review >

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THE WATER HOLE by Graeme Base
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

After the comic futuristic chronicle The Worst Band in the Universe (1999), Base returns to his Animalia (1987) roots. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELEPHANTS by Graeme Base
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An offbeat and winning mix of earthiness and enchantment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A magical mouse helps young Jim save the family farm. Read full book review >

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ENIGMA by Graeme Base
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Base's rhyming text is undeniably pedestrian, but his tableaux are stylish and packed with witty touches. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Bertie Badger undertakes a magical mystery tour to recover a cache of missing props. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE DRUMS by Graeme Base
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not the strongest plot around, but, along with the pleasures of poring over accomplished, sometimes beautiful art for cleverly hidden details, children will be drawn by the silly switcheroos and comical expressions of dismay among the animal cast. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The author of The Water Hole (2001) creates elaborately worked scenes of vast African plains and thick jungles, in which lurk disguised creatures and subtle transformations for sharp-eyed young observers to spot. Read full book review >

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Crystal From The Hills by Graeme Daniels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2012

"Sprawling, muddled and often hard to follow."
In this literary novel, Daniels (The Big No, 2010, etc.) follows Chris Leavitt, a former meth addict trying to rescue his once again unraveling life. Read full book review >

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THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A sparkling, laugh-out-loud novel."
Polished debut fiction, from Australian author Simsion, about a brilliant but emotionally challenged geneticist who develops a questionnaire to screen potential mates but finds love instead. The book won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. Read full book review >