Search Results: "Shannon Messenger"


BOOK REVIEW

MESSENGER by Virginia Frances Schwartz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Readers who stay the course will be rewarded with an affecting tale of hardships overcome. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Schwartz (If I Just Had Two Wings, not reviewed, etc.) draws on family history for this ponderous but lyrically written tale of a growing clan of Croatian immigrants struggling to get by in Depression-era Canada. Read full book review >

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SHANNON by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A well-crafted, satisfying work of historical fiction, as are all of Delaney's novels; respectful of the facts while not cowed by them, and full of life."
A rousing tale of forbidden love, civil war, horrible death and other things Irish. Read full book review >

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KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES by Shannon Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Wholesome shading to bland, but well-stocked with exotic creatures and locales, plus an agreeable cast headed by a child who, while overly fond of screaming, rises to every challenge. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A San Diego preteen learns that she's an elf, with a place in magic school if she moves to the elves' hidden realm. Read full book review >

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LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Characterization elevates this romance over similar offerings in a crowded genre. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
A teenage boy discovers his magical heritage and falls in love with his protector. Read full book review >

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LET THE STORM BREAK by Shannon Messenger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Witty, romantic and filled with personality—after the slow start. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
With Audra off dealing with fallout from revelations in Let the Sky Fall (2013), Vane is stuck by himself figuring out how to be a sylph king on the verge of war. Read full book review >

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EXILE by Shannon Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"However tried and true, the Harry Potter-esque elements and set pieces don't keep this cumbersome coming-of-age tale afloat, much less under way. (Fantasy 10-12)"
Full-blown middle-volume-itis leaves this continuation of the tale of a teenage elf who has been genetically modified for so-far undisclosed purposes dead in the water. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER by Carol Lynch Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Another solid outing from Williams. (Paranormal fiction. 12-18)"
A girl who's recently moved to a small Florida town knows the women in her family gain control of supernatural Gifts on their 15th birthdays, but the nature of her own gift might not make Evie happy. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER, MESSENGER by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Children will accept and appreciate the rhythm of a life they glimpse every day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In propulsive rhymed couplets, Burleigh (Hercules, 1999, etc.) tells a day in the life of a bicycle messenger in a city inspired by Chicago. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER by Tony Lee
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Striking visuals augment an already-captivating tale. (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Having tackled Robin Hood in Outlaw (2009) and King Arthur in Excalibur (2011), Lee now envisions Joan of Arc's humble beginnings to her inevitable martyrdom. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER by Lois Lowry
Released: April 26, 2004

"Readers will be absorbed in thought and wonder long after all of the pages are turned. (Fiction. 12+)"
Leader came to Village as a young boy on a red sled, the remains of which are in the Museum, a symbol of courage and hope to all of the villagers who came from elsewhere, fleeing poverty and cruelty. Read full book review >

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SHANNON MILLER by Claudia Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"As an Olympic gymnast, Shannon Miller had the eyes of the world on her, but this overly technical treatment won—t put her on the bestseller podium where fellow gymnast Dominique Moceanu once stood. (8 color, 42 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A proud and devoted mother's overdone portrait of her celebrated gymnast daughter's trials and triumphs. Read full book review >