Search Results: "Tracy Barrett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >

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DARK OF THE MOON by Tracy Barrett
FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"A world and story both excitingly alien and pleasingly familiar. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Ariadne weaves a new tale in a historically rich reworking of Theseus and the Minotaur. Read full book review >

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KING OF ITHAKA by Tracy Barrett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A rousing introduction to epic characters and mythic creatures of ancient Greece from the fresh perspective of an engaging young hero. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this hero's quest drawn from Homer's Odyssey, Telemachos, only child of Odysseus, King of Ithaka, has waited 16 years for his wandering father to return from the Trojan wars while his dutiful mother, Penelopeia, fends off would-be suitors. Read full book review >

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ON ETRUSCAN TIME by Tracy Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"A good read appended with an author's note and Etruscan-English and Italian-English glossaries. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Eleven-year-old Hector, spending the summer with his archaeologist mother at a dig near Florence, unearths a strange eye-shaped stone at the site of what was once an Etruscan village. Read full book review >

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COLD IN SUMMER by Tracy Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A genuine ghost story without coincidental explanations that will draw readers eerily in. (Fiction. 10-14)"
No way does Ariadne want to spend her seventh-grade year in a hick town in Tennessee just because her mom got a job at the university there. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A strong start to what will undoubtedly remain an enjoyable series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Upon moving to their new home in London, siblings Xena and Xander Holmes immediately discover a strange but true fact: They are the direct descendants of the great detective Sherlock Holmes and have inherited his casebook of unsolved mysteries. Read full book review >

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Released: July 7, 2016

"Accessible and entertaining, these stories provide a thoughtful, fresh take on a classic subject."
Seventeen lesser-known Greek myths get energetic retellings in this collection for readers 12 and up. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fun series continues unabated. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's one thing to discover that Sherlock Holmes was your ancestor. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD by Jennifer T. Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

In the wake of Joy Hakim's fabulous A History of US, the publishers are pairing historians and novelists for similarly readable, meaty tours of more ancient cultures. Read full book review >

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ANGEL IN DISGUISE by Violeta Barrett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"A lighthearted, sincere story of appreciating the simple aspects of life after loss."
In this memoir written in third person, a widowed woman finds comfort and solace from her new relationship with a feline friend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"From a skilled psychotherapist, a fine introduction to hypnosis."
As the title indicates, some strange cases turn up in a hypnotherapist's office, and there's a choice assortment of them in this little collection that both entertains and explicates the hypotherapist's art. Read full book review >