Search Results: "Sage Blackwood"


BOOK REVIEW

JINX'S FIRE by Sage Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A solid conclusion to a trilogy that, though overcrowded and about a half volume too long, is nonetheless threaded with proper amounts of heroism, humor and ingenious twists of character. (map, not seen) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Multiple threats to his beloved Urwald send tree whisperer Jinx down magical Paths of Ice and Fire in this populous closer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JINX'S MAGIC by Sage Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Typical of middle volumes: much backing and forthing to not enough purpose. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
It's hard not to like a fantasy that is set in an argumentative magical forest, but Blackwood squanders the promise of her debut (Jinx, 2013) with a sequel that just spins its wheels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Unsurprisingly, Jinx displays hints of developing powers beyond the ordinary. Astonishingly, he and his world still seem fresh, for all that they echo familiar tropes. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Making unusually entertaining use of well-worn elements, this series opener plops a dense but promising young wizard-in-training between a pair of obnoxious rival mages. Read full book review >

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MISS ELLICOTT'S SCHOOL FOR THE MAGICALLY MINDED by Sage Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Chantel is a magical heroine to be celebrated, deportment notwithstanding. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Owl's bowels! Someone's kidnapped the sorceresses of Lightning Pass! Read full book review >

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MAGIC ACT
by Leila Roy

The trouble was, sometimes she couldn’t help giving people a Look. Because sometimes, people deserved it.
And she thought things. More and more often, as she got older, she wanted to say them. Sometimes she barely managed to stop herself.
Thinking things and having a Look were not good deportment. Good deportment, as one learned at Miss Ellicott’s School, meant ...

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BOOK REVIEW

IVY LOVES TO GIVE by Freya Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Right on target for young children, this offering seamlessly captures the world of a toddler and presents a nice blend of humor and warmth along with an affectionate acceptance of the learning process and a most satisfying finale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ivy is a particularly generous toddler who is learning where things belong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY HOME by Angie Sage
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"In the Touch-and-Slide Puzzlers series, this is a fun, durable book. (Board book. 1-4)"
In My Home ($6.99; Jan. 1997; 6 pp.; 0-8037-2140-4): Parents and daycare providers will rejoice at this book of three picture- puzzles whose pieces are a permanent part of page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AROUND THE WORLD IN 100 DAYS by Gary Blackwood
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The synthesis makes for a thrilling, thoroughly road-worthy joy ride. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
It's 1891, and young Harry Fogg's obsession with automobiles has landed him in jail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERIOUS MESSAGES by Gary Blackwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Writing with the same animation that infuses his other accounts of historical enigmas and events (Perplexing People, 2006, etc.), Blackwood plunges into the history of codes and ciphers, cryptograms, nomenclators and steganography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 15, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
A wealth of information and hundreds of illustrations, compactly presented but marred by sloppy editing and a cluttered layout. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARCHASER by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A delightful ending to a Magykal ride. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Alice TodHunter Moon, apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap, sets off in search of an ancient object that she hopes will reverse the terrible UnRaveling that threatens to destroy the castle and with it all Magyk. Read full book review >