Search Results: "Sam Lloyd"


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DOCTOR MEOW’S BIG EMERGENCY by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Inaugurates the Whoops-a-Daisy World series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Under the auspices of the Kiss-it-Better Hospital, the intrepid Dr. Meow turns catastrophe into a happy ending. Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Never mind the deficiency of details about how a cat can dial a phone, this shaggy story of 'cattitude' is amusing and unadulterated fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Meet Mr. Pusskins: The orange tabby on the cover scowling underneath his name and title will make readers grin or even chuckle. Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS AND LITTLE WHISKERS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: May 20, 2008

"Feline fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Pusskins may have met his match in this amusing sequel to Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story (2007). 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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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: Aug. 15, 1991

Volume three of the Kine saga. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAFI by Lloyd Jones
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

A New Zealand novelist mixes fantasy with fact in this unusual recreation of his search through post-Communist Albania for the late dictator Enver Hoxha's former double. 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 >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1957

"To serve the purposes of later books in the series, we hope there will be clearer depiction of the sources of the hero's values."
Anshl Bondi left Vienna with his family after participating in the rebellion against Metternich. 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 >