Search Results: "Sherry Norfolk"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VIRGINIA GIANT by Sherry Norfolk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"How could such a larger-than-life figure have become so little known? He's not likely to stay that way any longer. (glossary, timeline) (Biography. 11-13)"
Two veteran storytellers carefully separate legend from equally astonishing fact in this rousing introduction to Peter Francisco, a genuine supersoldier of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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REMY SNEAKERS VS. THE ROBO-RATS by Kevin Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A madcap series opener with a wink or two at some topical themes. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 6-8)"
When an evil toymaker threatens to release a fleet of robot pigeon spy drones, it's up to urban raccoon Remy to organize and lead the resistance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SHAPE OF A BOAR by Lawrence Norfolk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"One of the year's most imaginative and challenging novels."
Acclaimed British author Norfolk follows his earlier critical successes Lemprière's Dictionary (1992) and The Pope's Rhinoceros (1996) with a complex symbolic novel whose several plots are set in classical Greece, Romania under Nazi occupation, and Paris in (it seems) the late 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN SATURNALL'S FEAST by Lawrence Norfolk
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Offers much to savor, notably the details of cooking and the central question: how preparing food is different than merely cooking it."
A historical coming-of-age tale of a person and a time period (17th-century England), this is the story of a cook and his eponymous cookbook and an allegory of service and human purpose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERILOUS SEA by Sherry Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"With all the strengths and failings alike of the first book, only ever-so-much more so, this aims directly at its fans and will not likely pick up new ones. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The second entry in a grand epic fantasy tackles the dilemma of "[h]ow to stop being the Chosen One." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROZEN STIFF by Sherry Shahan
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Still, the action is rapid and mostly realistic; Shahan describes the natural beauty, as well as the mud, mosquitoes, and other miseries her young people encounter, with authority. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Two inexperienced kayakers are trapped in the Alaskan wilderness by a freak of nature in a patchy but vivid survival adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONG OF THE BUFFALO BOY by Sherry Garland
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Glossary. (Fiction. 12+)"
An Amerasian born 17 years ago—an outcast in her Vietnamese village—dreams of the American soldier who appears with her mother in an old photo. Read full book review >

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CABIN 102 by Sherry Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The encounter with Tahni is the heart of the piece; it's ironic that the ghostly element is the most believable and compelling part of the story with the rest just convoluted constructions around it. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Against his will, Dusty, 12, finds himself on a Caribbean cruise ship with his father and stepfamily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"With that concrete grounding, her study stands out among the flock of recent Internet critiquesan informed and informative look at our ever-changing relationships with machines."
More than a decade after her groundbreaking study, The Second Self (1984), MIT psychologist Turkle returns to the subject of human views of and relationships with computers (and through computers, with each other and themselves). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY WINTER COMES by Sherry Simpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 1998

"A striking debut that should raise serious questions about the future of the Alaskan wilderness."
A profoundly considered, lyrically wrought, refreshingly hands-on survey of the disappearing frontier in America's wildest state. Read full book review >