Search Results: "Shannon Rowan"


BOOK REVIEW

ROWAN by Robin McKinley
by Robin McKinley, illustrated by Donna Ruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"The realistic events are unexceptional, but McKinley recounts them with grace; meanwhile, in her picture book debut, Ruff nicely conveys the child's tender concern and the dog's gradually renewed liveliness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pleasant book describing how the young narrator looks for an appropriate breed ("Irish wolfhounds were big and gentle. 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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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 >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A pleasant trifle. (Fiction. 9-13)"
The legendary archer inspires a worthy daughter in a lightweight fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAD WOLF AND ME by Delphine Perret
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Beautifully designed, both sophisticated and sublimely silly, this should please readers and listeners of all ages. (Picture book. 4+)"
A little boy coaches a frightened wolf back to big-badness. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Even though not all of the storylines are fully realized, readers of the earlier titles will be satisfied. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Rowan, daughter of the woodwife Celandine and Robin Hood, vows to avenge her mother's death by slaying the four knights who burned her cottage and her within it. Read full book review >

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ROWAN AND THE ZEBAK by Emily Rodda
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2002

"Solid. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the fourth in this fantasy series by Australian Rodda (Rodda and the Keeper of the Crystal, p. 50, etc.), Rowan follows the patterns set forth in previous titles. Read full book review >

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ROWAN AND THE TRAVELERS by Emily Rodda
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The storytelling may be patchy (thanks to plenty of heavy hints, readers will have solved the riddle long before Rowan), but this Australian series shows signs of heading in promising directions. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A second mysterious threat to his isolated village prompts the humble herd boy introduced in Rowan of Rin (not reviewed) to prove again that a weak body can hide a hero's heart. Read full book review >

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THE HOUND OF ROWAN by Henry H. Neff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Though the scenery feels familiar, the book will connect with its audience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Max McDaniels has a peculiar run-in with an ancient Celtic tapestry, it's not long before he receives a letter of invitation to the mysterious Rowan Academy. Read full book review >

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ROWAN AND THE ICE CREEPERS by Emily Rodda
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Disappointing. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Rodda's usually absorbing series about a humble animal tender who repeatedly saves his isolated people loses some steam in this new episode. Read full book review >

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ALSO KNOWN AS ROWAN POHI by Ralph Fletcher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Lightweight fluff in the Chris Lynch/Chris Crutcher mode, if that's possible. (Fiction. 13-15)"