Search Results: "Saci Lloyd"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CARBON DIARIES 2017 by Saci Lloyd
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Captivating. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Two years have passed since the Carbon Diaries 2015 (2009), and Laura just wants to play punk music. Read full book review >

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THE CARBON DIARIES 2015 by Saci Lloyd
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 22, 2009

"Enough, at least. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
With eco-thrillers rapidly becoming the new vampire romance, it takes a special one to stand out. Read full book review >

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MOMENTUM by Saci Lloyd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Fun, roof-jumping adventure that could benefit from subtler Occupy ideology. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a near-future dystopia, a rich boy and a wrong-side-of-the-tracks girl find love while fighting the corrupt system. Read full book review >

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THE GAWGON AND THE BOY by Lloyd Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"I had some reluctance about being educated')—a quietly zany tribute to the power of stories. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A sweet tale of imagination and intergenerational friendship on the cusp of the Depression. Read full book review >

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THE IRON RING by Lloyd Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Laugh-out-loud humor leavens the story to perfection. (Fiction. 4-8)"
A complex tale of honor and adventure, love and compassion, that shines with the dusky richness of an oriental tapestry. Read full book review >

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THE ARKADIANS by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

When Lucian, a young bean counter in the palace of King Bromios of Arkadia, discovers that the royal soothsayers are fleecing the treasury, he is forced to run for his life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 18, 1960

"A loose collection of reminiscences, which, though they alternate pleasingly between sadness and gaiety, lack the substance one hopes to find in a full length book."
Lloyd Alexander's love affair with music consists of a long, arduous, and largely unsuccessful courtship. Read full book review >

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Kingdom Nightmare by D.C. Lloyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"A broadly imagined tale, ultimately hamstrung by a lack of finer detail."
A terrifying force of darkness tears a couple of childhood friends apart, sparking a quest spanning three interconnected worlds in this sprawling debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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JANINE IS FRENCH by Lloyd Alexander
Released: March 9, 1959

"Bright and poignant, this may appeal to the men as well as the ladies, for after all, Janine is French!"
A truly charming excursion into the wonderland of an encounter between an unsophisticated, unself-conscious and utterly feminine French woman and life in the United States. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Unblinking account of a man's journey from despair to joy."
In this candid memoir, Broadway and opera stage designer Burlingame (Sets, Lights, & Lunacy: A Stage Designer's Adventures on Broadway and in Opera, 2013, etc.) shines the spotlight on his broken childhood and his painful—but enlightening—loss of eyesight. Read full book review >

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HUNDRED DAYS by Nick Lloyd
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A fine account of the Allies' dramatic but ultimately unsatisfying victory in World War I."
Many more books describe World War I's beginning than its end, so readers will welcome this engrossing history covering Allied offensives from July 1918 to the German surrender in November. Read full book review >

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MISTER PIP by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A little Gauguin, a bit of Lord Jim, the novel's lyricism evokes great beauty and great pain."
Bringing Great Expectations to desperate children ravaged by revolution, an eccentric teacher becomes a martyr to literature and transforms the prospects of a strong-willed girl. Read full book review >