Search Results: "Sally Prue"


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THE DEVIL’S TOENAIL by Sally Prue
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2004

"Purposeful—as well as powerful. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Stevie's friends want him to set fire to something to prove his allegiance to their gang, but Stevie's afraid of fire. Read full book review >

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COLD TOM by Sally Prue
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Tom's struggle to remain true to himself should resonate powerfully with other alienated adolescents. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Prue debuts with a bleakly lyrical elfin bildungsroman. Read full book review >

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CAMEL RIDER by Prue Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though the ending is pat and some characters aren't well defined, there's more than enough here to sustain interest and to open readers' eyes to a way of life they'll hardly believe actually exists. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
First-novelist Mason makes an auspicious debut with this Australian import about two boys from disparate cultures who form a bond under harrowing circumstances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMEL RIDER by Prue Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though the ending is pat and some characters aren't well defined, there's more than enough here to sustain interest and to open readers' eyes to a way of life they'll hardly believe actually exists. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
First-novelist Mason makes an auspicious debut with this Australian import about two boys from disparate cultures who form a bond under harrowing circumstances. Read full book review >

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READING DANTE by Prue Shaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"Read this book to discover Dante the man, the pilgrim and the poet. Then go read his greatest poem. He's well-worth the exploration, and Shaw is a Virgil-like guide."
Dante expert Shaw (Emeritus, Italian Studies/Univ. Coll. London; editor: Dante: Monarchy, 1996) explains The Divine Comedy so easily and simply, she eliminates all trepidation in anyone daunted by his masterpiece, "the greatest poem of the Middle Ages and perhaps the greatest single work of Western literature." Read full book review >

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A LOVESOME THING by Prue Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Intelligent summer reading, light but perceptive about the many passions that obsess and delight. Gardeners will especially appreciate."
A love story with a difference, as English cookbook author and third-novelist Leith (Sisters, 2002, etc.) deftly portrays an Englishwoman smitten with a famous garden—and the two men who vie for her heart. Read full book review >

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SISTERS by Prue Leith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Light fare, though with lots of mouthwatering descriptions of yummy food."
A second novel (after Leaving Patrick, 2001) from the doyenne of British cooking serves up a potentially zesty if uneven mix of sibling rivalry and true love. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMES by Kyle Prue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"Exemplary tale of supernatural warfare and unforgettable characters."
A teen with special powers must decide if he'll join a revolution against a wicked empire in this second installment of a YA fantasy-adventure series. Read full book review >

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A YEAR OF MADNESS by G. Franklin Prue
Released: March 17, 2011

"Opens strong, but loses its way and becomes a cookie-cutter revenge story."
A revenge tale set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the crime-ridden streets of the U.S. capital. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The author adds amusing ink sketches to nearly every page, heightening the appeal for less-practiced readers. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Sudden superpowers create and then solve problems for two children in these breezy imports, re-issued on this side of the water in a single, dos-a-dos volume. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"With generous font, ample white space, and charming pencil drawings on most pages, this is a series young readers can latch onto. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The five dolls from The Countess's Calamity (2003) are back in the second installment of Gardner's series. Read full book review >

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THAT BOTHERED KATE by Sally Noll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"An appealing story with unusually attractive illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Bothered'' is just the right word to sum up the flavor of this refreshingly mild case of sibling distress. Read full book review >