Search Results: "Shane Peacock"


BOOK REVIEW

PEACOCK by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2002

"Babbitt's small, exactly detailed vignettes seem to float alongside these concise, child-friendly, often (seemingly) artless poems, reinforcing their gnomic elegance. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Readers who cherish All the Small Poems, and Fourteen More (1994) will welcome this posthumous gathering of 26 more, all but three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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SHANE by Jack Schaefer
Released: Oct. 14, 1949

"A real superiority here, narrative and literary."
A classic touch to this story of fiddlefooted, withdrawn, softspoken Shane who drifts in, stays on with Wyoming homesteader Starrett. Read full book review >

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SEPARATED by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fast pace and brief chapters help sustain this shallow narrative but don't fully make up for the frustrating lack of substance. (Thriller. 8-12)"
A white boy from Buffalo experiences unexpected thrills on a trip to Sweden. Read full book review >

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LAST MESSAGE by Shane Peacock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"An unusual tale that's undermined by a shallow main character with a too-healthy dose of self-appreciation. (map and family tree, not seen) (Adventure. 12-16)"
This entry in the series called Seven, like the others, deals with a grandson and a journey. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE YOU by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A romantic spy thriller with a heart. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Seventeen-year-old Adam travels to Jamaica, home of legendary James Bond author Ian Fleming, to investigate a real-life spy mystery involving his grandfather. Read full book review >

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THE DARK MISSIONS OF EDGAR BRIM by Shane Peacock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"This thrilling historical mystery will have readers anxiously turning pages and checking under their beds. (Historical thriller. 12-16)"
A young Victorian is haunted and hunted by monsters from the era's darkest literature in Peacock's spine-tingling mystery. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST AND ME by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"A brilliant collaboration: simple, resonate, superb. (biographical note, author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A low-key yet powerful picture-book evocation of the final days of an eccentric artist who was both a victim of his own demons and the target of village bullies. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK CRIES by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"More politics than novel. A movie version could be more interesting than the print."
A political drama set against the backdrop of the Three Gorges Dam project in China. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK & VINE by A.S. Byatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Although brief, this is an inspiring homage that forges illuminating connections between two dynamos."
An impassioned dual appreciation of two 19th-century creators who turned their lives into art. Read full book review >

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CRY OF THE PEACOCK by Gina Barkhordar Nahai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"A bit much for one book, but a timely subject."
A fast-paced, four-generation story of an Iranian Jewish family—a story told as a novel but with lots of real history thrown in by Iranian-born Nahai, now living in the States. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF PERCIVAL PEACOCK by Russell Edson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Inspired silliness keeps the psychological allegory from weighing too heavily."
A bizarre first novel, almost entirely in dialogue, that scrambles ideas of family, control, gender, sexuality, and self— all of it avant-garde in style, very traditional and English in setting—by poet and experimental writer Edson (the prose poem The Reason Why the Closet-Man Is Never Sad, 1977, etc.). Read full book review >