Search Results: "R. Garcia y Robertson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SPIRAL DANCE by R. Garcia y Robertson
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"A fine novel for anyone interested in history or fantasy, and surely the most promising debut of the year."
An exemplary historical fantasy, re-creating the colorful landscape of 16th-century Scotland with dashes of witchcraft and lycanthropy. Read full book review >

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WHITE ROSE by R. Garcia y Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Sexy, witty adventure against a well-drawn historical background."
Time-travel romance about a high-powered Hollywood exec who moves back to the Wars of the Roses. Read full book review >

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KNIGHT ERRANT by R. Garcia y Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Robyn winds up making history instead of movies, and RGyR's time-travelers will be all the happier for it."
This historical fantasist has taken readers to the spirit world of Native Americans to Atlantis in the Bronze Age to Mesozoic dinosaurs (The Moon Maid: and Other Fantastic Adventures, 1998), and to witchcraft in 16th-century Scotland (The Spiral Dance, 1991). Now. . . . Read full book review >

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LADY ROBYN by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Good, clean entertainment, with plenty of period detail and a healthy dose of modern irony."
Garcia y Robertson's latest historical (after Knight Errant, 2001, etc.), this set in 1460s England during the War of the Roses. Read full book review >

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FIREBIRD by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 16, 2006

"A consummate blend of folklore, magic, history and storytelling, this book is sensual, culturally literate and perfectly pitched."
Toothsome fantasy set in a medieval Russia analogue, from Robertson (White Rose, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MOON MAID by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 23, 1998

"Impressively diverse and impeccably crafted, but also blandly unmemorable, with little significance beyond what's immediately obvious."
A first collection from the author of The Spiral Dance (1991) gathers eight substantial tales, 198996, ranging from historical fantasy to far-future science fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON SNATCHER by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Robertson is a one-note artist, but he plays that note very well, and dragon-lovers will pore over the pictures, at least. (Picture book. 6-9)"
As in his Great Dragon Rescue (2004), Robertson pairs a perfunctory storyline to arresting, dramatically angled paintings featuring big, leathery dragons. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AND THE GRUESOME TWOSOME by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Recommended for fans of the series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This story begins like the others in the series, including The Egg (2001), The Great Dragon Rescue (2004) and The Dragon Snatcher (2005): An English boy named George sits in his garden, concerned with little more than "his mother's favourite chicken." Read full book review >

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THE MOON IN SWAMPLAND by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Clambering through scenes of soggy, blue-lit hummocks and opaque pools, the web-fingered, razor-toothed swamp-dwellers give this atmospheric rendition a deliciously creepy edge. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Get ready for plenty of shivers, as Robertson retells a tale best known in this country as "The Buried Moon," and illustrates it with eerie, misted swampscapes populated by plenty of green-skinned, Gollum-esque bogles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLABBER MOUSE by Y Kelley
by Y Kelley, illustrated by Y Kelley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While the intent is good, this lesson misses its mark. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Jokes, poetry, secrets, rumors—Blabber Mouse just can't stop talking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG WHO SAVED SANTA by Y Kelley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Though it's a little strange to see an adolescent slacker Santa, Kelley pulls it off with her droll humor in both text and illustrations, aided by a memorable canine character—who's not done reforming holiday icons yet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this unusual holiday interpretation, Santa is a young and callow fellow who doesn't really care about getting the job done on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >