Search Results: "Robin Jarvis"


BOOK REVIEW

THORN OGRES OF HAGWOOD by Robin Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fantasy adventure fans will be grateful for the cliffhanger ending that promises another installment. (Fiction. 10-15)"
The author of the Deptford Mice trilogy extends his trademark blend of fantasy and horror into an entirely imaginary world. Read full book review >

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DARK WATERS OF HAGWOOD by Robin Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"It offers some creepy moments and critters, but it's more often a pale imitation of one of Brian Jacques' woodland epics. With slime. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Over 10 years after Thorn Ogres of Hagwood (2002), a middle volume appears, doing more to indulge the author's love of grotesque magical creatures than advance his derivative plotline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK PORTAL by Robin Jarvis
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Although not right for every reader, Jarvis has delivered a robust book with a big-canvas plot that is tailor made for lovers of fantasy adventure and animal characters. (cast of characters, afterword) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Popular in England but never before published in America, the first book of Jarvis's fantasy trilogy depicts an epic battle between good and evil. Read full book review >

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WAR IN HAGWOOD by Robin Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"A comfortably formulaic woodland epic finds resolution in widespread slaughter and melodramatic flourishes. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The (literally) heartless queen of the Unseelie Court meets her thoroughly deserved fate at last at the hands of some of the forest's humblest residents in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, fantasy readers will find a great deal to love here, and this seems a perfect choice for the younger legion of Harry Potter fans. (Judging by the familiar-looking cover design, the publisher thinks so, too.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the first installment of Jarvis's new trilogy, Ben and Jennet have bounced among foster homes because people are alarmed by Ben's ability to see ghosts—until Alice Boston, an old woman who lives in a small seaside village called Whitby, takes them in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A perfect choice for fans of the Redwall series ready for richer fare. (Fantasy. YA)"
This second prequel to the Deptford Mice animal fantasies stands on its own, while adding depth to Jarvis's richly imagined world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRYSTAL PRISON by Robin Jarvis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Shivery good fun. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Redwall meets Goosebumps in the middle of the Deptford Mice Trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A crackerjack creepfest. (Fantasy. 10+)"
The first of three prequels to the popular Deptford Mice trilogy details the dark backstory of the malevolent feline mage Jupiter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A superlative conclusion to a top-notch series. (Fiction. YA)"
A crescendo of savage horror, relieved only by a few grace notes of tender poignancy, make a gripping page-turner of this finale to the Deptford Mice trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAZY DAVE by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A delightfully drawn and amusing take on what the pet does when the owner is away. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dave appears to be one lazy dog, but what his unsuspecting owner doesn't know is that this sleepwalking canine might just save the day. Read full book review >

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ALAN'S BIG, SCARY TEETH by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Lackluster. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A vain, toothy alligator learns a lesson. Read full book review >