Search Results: "Shannon Selin"


BOOK REVIEW

NAPOLEON IN AMERICA by Shannon Selin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2014

"A thorough, sweeping novel with seamless transitions from the real to the imagined."
Evocative and immersive, Selin's debut historical fiction twists Napoleon's fate. Read full book review >

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JANGLES by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Some fish indeed! (Picture book. 4-8) "
A boy recalls his father's pretty amazing story of the larger-than-life trout he nearly caught in this tall tale of a remarkably big fish that got away. Read full book review >

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THE RED WOLF by Margaret Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

"Though turning her father into a mouse may seem a rather draconian way to win freedom, her tough-mindedness may give children feeling similarly smothered both amusement and vicarious relief. (Picture book. 8-10)"
An original "princess in a tower" tale with a startling twist. Read full book review >

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NO, DAVID! by David Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"David is a small, snaggle-toothed piehead whose mischief—for those who don't have to clean up after him—is nothing short of exhilarating. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This autobiographical (according to the author's note) story from Shannon (A Bad Case of Stripes, 1998, etc.) features a young hellion, also named David, who is forever at the receiving end of a sharp "No!" Read full book review >

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GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT by Mark Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"The text and paintings may be slightly odd fellows, but the story shines through, never to grow old. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Gawain, youngest of King Arthur's knights, is tired of the ribbing his inexperience elicits from the others at the Round Table. Read full book review >

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LOST STARS by Lisa Selin Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A not entirely successful trip back in time to when teenagers thought problems could be solved with a really great mix tape. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Carrie's life fell apart when her sister died, and she isn't sure how to put it back together again. Read full book review >

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BELLY by Lisa Selin Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Abundant and highly capable detail of people and place, yet psychologically tedious debut."
A man newly released from prison thinks his hometown has changed entirely—while the reader only wishes he had changed. Read full book review >

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A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO MOVING OUT by D.L. Selin
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2008

"A handy tool to facilitate the road to independence."
Simple and essential advice for youth leaving the nest for the first time. Read full book review >

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WHAT FLOWERS REMEMBER by Shannon Wiersbitzky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2014

"What do flowers remember? The stories of the people who cared for them, of course, as Wiersbitzky's sensitive novel compassionately conveys. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Thanks to her love of flowers, Delia has become a sort of apprentice to talented gardener Old Red and is devastated when he begins to show signs of encroaching dementia. 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 >