Search Results: "Tam O'Shaughnessy"


BOOK REVIEW

TAM LIN by Jane Yolen
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

"The result—despite the excellent efforts of both collaborators—is somewhat stultifying, especially for such a vivid story."
The prolific Yolen's latest is a pretty tale based on Scottish lore: Young Jennet MacKenzie vows that she'll reclaim Carterhaugh, a great estate fallen into disrepair, for her family. Read full book review >

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TAM LIN by Susan Cooper
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 29, 1991

"A rich comparison for readers lucky enough to see both."
Another excellent presentation of the Scottish legend, quite different in flavor from the recent Yolen/Mikolaycak version (p. 1255/C-227), Cooper makes more of a feminist point of her heroine's independence, introducing "Margaret" as a rebel who remarks that she is "not a flower waiting to be picked. Read full book review >

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TAM LIN by Pamela Dean
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 1991

"But the energetic prose carries the dithering plot along comfortably, and when the Otherworld does intrude, it is as creepy, seductive, and threatening as it is in the ancient tales themselves."
Despite their titles, the novels in the Fairy Tales series (Patricia C. Wrede's Snow White and Rose Red, 1989) are not simple retellings of familiar stories. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF TAM LINN by Lari Don
retold by Lari Don, illustrated by Philip Longson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A traditional Scots tale served up both fresh and freshly illustrated. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
The captive knight's rescuer comes off as particularly fierce and courageous in this retelling of the old Scottish border ballad. Read full book review >

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ECO, EGO, EROS by Tam Hunt
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 26, 2014

"A beautifully designed, thoroughly stimulating new paradigm of scientific spiritualism."
A collection of essays on subjects that range across the spectrum of physical sciences. Read full book review >

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MIND, WORLD, GOD by Tam Hunt
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"This engrossing work defies the New Age stereotype by offering a lucid and intelligent discussion of humanity's place in the universe."
A book delivers a message of harmony in a world torn between science and faith. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A perceptive, loving tribute. (timeline, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A uniquely personal portrait of the United States' first woman in space, illustrated with sheaves of public and private photos. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 23, 2013

"While characters with mixed heritages are increasingly visible in teen literature, their experience in a rapidly shifting cultural landscape is seldom explored in depth. This first-rate debut does exactly that. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A school assignment to research his family tree sends Vee (named for the letter) on a journey of discovery, real and metaphorical, hilarious and moving, that's as much about the future as the past. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Astronaut/scientist Ride teams up with a science teacher for a book about the Voyager spacecrafts' epic journeys. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

The authors of the classic Third Planet (1994) narrow their focus to examine the Earth's oxygen and carbon cycles, and how human monkeying with them has created troubling signs of a destabilized climate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An unsettling account, told in a strong voice, and with valuable lessons for those engaged in a similar struggle."
Judy Tam Sargent was first hospitalized for anorexia at age 16. Read full book review >