Search Results: "Stephen Barker"


BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BIBLE STORIES by Christina Goodings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"There is no other collection of Bible stories available with the combination of such simple retellings and attractive illustrations, making this an excellent starting place for younger children. (Picture book/religion. 2-5)"
Eleven familiar stories from the Christian Bible are presented for a preschool audience with bright, simple illustrations and just a few sentences encapsulating each story. Read full book review >

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VERY FIRST BOOK OF THINGS TO SPOT by Fiona Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A good choice for car trips and waiting rooms. (Board book. 2-4)"
Small illustrations on unusually large (9 inches by 10 inches) board pages provide lots of talking points for one-on-one reading time. Read full book review >

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ABARAT by Clive Barker
by Clive Barker, illustrated by Clive Barker
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Still, with three promised sequels on the way, many readers will, like Candy, want to 'trust to Mama Izabella' to take them somewhere worth the trip. (Fiction. 12+)"
A new series revives the almost-extinct genre of the fantasy travelogue. Read full book review >

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MAGICAL MAIL by Claire Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Not a patch on Lyn Gardner and Mini Grey's Into the Woods dyad for meta-literary fairy-tale fun. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Faith Smyth is perfectly ordinary, out of place in her competitive family, with only tiny blue Bus Bear to keep loneliness at bay. Read full book review >

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ABARAT:  ABSOLUTE MIDNIGHT by Clive Barker
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"All in all, fans will revel and newcomers will be baffled. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The long-awaited third book of Barker's series has finally arrived. Read full book review >

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HENS DANCING by Raffaella Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Understated but evocative prose makes this lighthearted romance a pleasure to read."
A popular British journalist chronicles a year in the life of an English single mother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"This will be an indispensable source when Lonetree emerges from jail this year."
One of the more esoteric pleasures of the end of the Cold War is the ability to get nearer the truth on espionage cases, and Barker has made the most of it in a deft, fast-paced, and balanced account of the US Marine guards scandal of 1987. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER WORLD by Pat Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Of such imaginative complexity and generosity are first-rate fiction made, and Barker keeps on making it about as well as anybody now writing."
"Ambivalent relationships" among an embattled extended family whose confusions are mirrored and reshaped by the past are the intriguing matter of this eighth by the Booker-winning British author of, most recently, the Regeneration trilogy. Read full book review >

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O CALEDONIA by Elspeth Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"But, still, this is an interesting debut, with some beautifully lyrical evocations of place and emotion."
A first novel of Brontâan intensity and Gothic nastiness from British writer Barker, who, in telling the story of an irrevocably doomed young woman, indicts Scottish life as well. Read full book review >

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WORDSWORTH by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Exhaustive and intimately connected to the English landscape, but lacking the big picture."
English biographer Barker (The Brontës, 1995) sifts tediously and joylessly through the ponderous life of the great nature poet, friend to Coleridge and later laureate of England. Read full book review >