Search Results: "Ray Troll"


BOOK REVIEW

TROLL by Johanna Sinisalo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2004

"A fascinating black comedy, from a writer who has made the transition to literary fiction with a giant's strides."
The eponymous humanlike "monster" familiar from the mythology and folklore of Lapland dominates this prizewinning first novel, the work of a Finnish writer for TV and comic strips. Read full book review >

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RAPTORS, FOSSILS, FINS & FANGS by Ray Troll
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 1996

"Clues from skeletons, shapes, and fossils provide inspiration for the largely fanciful illustrations presented in neon pastel drawings with appropriately eerie, cave-like lighting, and a disclaimer about licenses Troll took when grouping species. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7+)"
Subtitled ``A Prehistoric Creature Feature,'' this book explains that it all began in the ocean. Read full book review >

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TROLL OVERBOARD by Rob Harrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A series that began as a Wimpy Kid wannabe moves up to a cabin in first class. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-12)"
Zarf, middle school troll, is tricked into a quest for magic beans that takes him into—and then out of—the belly of the beast. Blech. Read full book review >

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TROLL FELL by Katherine Langrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Goodhearted, resourceful Peer's courage, loyalty to his friends, and generosity will win reader's hearts and will ensure the appeal to readers of Emily Rodda's Rowan of Rin series and the Lemony Snickets. (Fiction. 9-12)"
As his father's funeral pyre burns, Peer Ulfsson, to his horror, meets a step-uncle whom his father has never mentioned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAY CHARLES by Michael Lydon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"Ironically, Lydon notes that the autobiography has 'only one fully fleshed-out character: Brother Ray'; the same could be said for his own work. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A disappointingly superficial account of the life of one of popular music's elder statesmen. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"The sad story, well and respectfully told, of an American original struggling with procrustean politics, timorous producers and personal demons."
A veteran biographer of film legends records the sad career arc of Nicholas Ray (1911-1979), the director of one of Hollywood's most iconic films, Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Read full book review >

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ARMADILLO RAY by John Beifuss
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"In his first book, Beifuss's text is somewhat wordy, but its point is simple and accessible, its protagonist endearing, and the vibrancy of the illustrations silences debate over minor details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Readers will be drawn here first to newcomer Turley's paintings: oil pastels more dazzling than Mexican folk art that depict a stylized southwestern landscape. Read full book review >

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TROLL SWAP by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Appealing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Family...is right where we belong. Read full book review >

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TROLL HUNTERS by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A page-turner. (Horror. 10-13)"
"Beneath the vast volcanic lakes / Beneath the fiery core, / An ancient, ageless Evil wakes / And starts to rise once more." This poem sets the tone for a horror tale that offers middle-graders a fast, compelling read. Read full book review >

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MONDAY'S TROLL by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Mother Ogre's Lullaby'' and the title poem, but every poem will be relished, come Halloween or any time of the year. (Picture book/poetry. 4-12)"
In a companion volume to The Dragons Are Singing Tonight (1993), a talented duo introduces a variety of trolls, ogres, witches, a bigfoot, and a yeti. Read full book review >

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TROLL MILL by Katherine Langrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Fans of the first volume will be happy to have this companion, while those new to the tale will be able to follow the story with ease. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this sequel to Troll Fell (2004), a more mature Peer Ulfsson struggles with identity, disillusionment and unrequited love. Read full book review >

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TROLL TEACHER by Vivian Vande Velde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"No sign of Miss Nelson in this school, but every kid will recognize Elizabeth's predicament. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Elizabeth's new teacher is obviously a troll—the blue, hairy legs, long green nails, surly manner and utter ignorance (" ‘Two plus two equals seventeen. . . . Read full book review >