Search Results: "Sherwood Smith"


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SHERWOOD by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

Prolific Yolen (Not One Damsel in Distress, 2000, etc.) proffers eight tales that further embroider the legend of Robin Hood, by a mix of new and veteran authors. Read full book review >

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SHERWOOD by Parke Godwin
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

An author of works ranging from ironic science fiction (Waiting For the Galactic Bus) to plaintive historical fantasy (The Last Rainbow) attempts a drastic reworking of the Robin Hood legend—with plodding, off-key results. Read full book review >

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SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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THE SPY PRINCESS by Sherwood Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"The well-meaning adventure suffers from the unwieldy compression of events and tropes. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A middle-grade fantasy squashes an entire trilogy into one volume. Read full book review >

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CROWN DUEL by Sherwood Smith
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"While the tale ends with the king's destruction, Smith leaves a few threads dangling for the next installment: The Count and Countess will no doubt saddle their mounts again soon. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fantasy fans will cheer this latest romp, subtitled ``The Crown and Court Duet Book I,'' in which Smith (Wren's War, 1995, etc.) introduces the teenage Count Branaric and Countess Meliara of Tlanth. Read full book review >

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SHERWOOD NATION by Benjamin Parzybok
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Keeping Portland weird with a well-written tale of an American insurgency."
In the midst of a slow apocalypse, a defiant young organizer takes up arms against her local government and empowers her community to take care of itself. Read full book review >

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GENE RODDENBERRY’S ANDROMEDA: PARADISE DRIFT by Sherwood Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Smith (Inda, 2005, etc.) delivers a mindless-but-fun TV episode in book form."
Tie-in novel based on the television show Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. Read full book review >

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WREN'S QUEST by Sherwood Smith
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Maybe next time someone will turn into a cat. (Fiction. 12+)"
This sequel to Wren to the Rescue (1990) finds plucky Wren and Princess Teressa pursued by another sorcerous villain, with the magic of Wren, Prince Connor, and apprentice Mage Tyron barely adequate to overcome their new enemy, Hawk. Read full book review >

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WREN'S WAR by Sherwood Smith
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1995

"Those seeking a more dynamic and frightening fantasy may find this brew too weak to enchant. (Fiction/fantasy. 12+)"
The teenage heroes of mythical Meldrith are forced to flee their kingdom once the evil Andreus murders the king and queen and seizes power. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

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PATTI SMITH by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"But she and her many fans deserve better than this sometimes sensationalistic, second-hand account of her life."
Lou Reed and Keith Richards biographer Bockris offers the first full-length portrait of —70s rock icon Patti Smith, a woman whose charismatic live shows and uncompromising music earned her the moniker "The High Priestess of Punk." Read full book review >