Search Results: "Shane Peacock"


BOOK REVIEW

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A classic touch to this story of fiddlefooted, withdrawn, softspoken Shane who drifts in, stays on with Wyoming homesteader Starrett.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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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the Small Poems, and Fourteen More (1994) will welcome this posthumous gathering of 26 more, all but three previously unpublished.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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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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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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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 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 & 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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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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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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SHANE COMES HOME by Rinker Buck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"A fine and moving story, full of heroes."
An affecting portrait of the first American combat fatality in the Iraq war, and of those who suffered his loss. Read full book review >