Search Results: "Troy Howell"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCY'S WINTER TALE by Amy Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Intriguing. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
In an imaginative tale echoing old-fashioned stories of running off with gypsies, Lucy—a child of an earlier time who's been taught to do as she's told—gets onto her father's horse with a mysterious stranger and rides into the night. Read full book review >

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LIZBETH LOU GOT A ROCK IN HER SHOE by Troy Howell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Despite the issues with the limping narrative, the illustrations successfully hold the story together while conjuring a wistful air of yesteryear. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A stone in a child's shoe triggers an avalanche of small misfortunes. Read full book review >

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THE MAIDEN ON THE MOOR by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"An adapted version of the ballad appears as a preface. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Tangentially inspired by an old English ballad (LC's 398.2 designation is questionable), this tale of a maiden found unconscious on a snowy moor has grand atmosphere but some unresolved mysteries. Read full book review >

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FAVORITE NORSE MYTHS by Mary Pope Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Osborne's careful research and Howell's outstanding approach to illustration make this a worthy entry in the World's Great Stories series. (notes, bibliography, index) (Folklore. 8-12)"
Brisk, workmanlike retellings of some of the major stories in Norse mythology, beginning with the creation and ending with the destruction of the world at Ragnarok, and including familiar tales about Thor, Loki, and Odin. Read full book review >

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MERMAID TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Mary Pope Osborne
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A handsome, engrossing eye-opener. (Folklore. 10+)"
Osborne admits that when she began to collect mermaid tales she expected to find in them a ``typical legendary heroine— beautiful, kind, and in need of rescue.'' She was startled to find water-maids more commonly portrayed as powerful, strong-willed, and independent. Read full book review >

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FAVORITE MEDIEVAL TALES by Mary Pope Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

Osborne and Howell (Favorite Norse Myths, 1996, etc.) reunite for these episodes from the lives of nine familiar mythical figures of the Middle Ages, among them Robin Hood, King Arthur, Roland, Sir Gawain, Finn MacCoul, and Beowulf. Read full book review >

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Wild-born by Adrian Howell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid start to a new superhero saga."
In this first installment of a new YA urban-fantasy series, a boy discovers that with great telekinetic powers comes great danger from sinister organizations and others. Read full book review >

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20/20  BLINDSIGHT by Busser Howell
Released: Feb. 4, 2013

"Brings much-needed focus and unprecedented access to an oft-ignored community."
An introduction to the experiences of the visually impaired as well as the misconceptions about blind and low-vision artists. Read full book review >

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THE CHORISTER AT THE ABBEY by Lis Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2008

"Well-realized characters can't make up for the overblown plot."
The murder of an unpopular history buff discloses dark secrets. Read full book review >

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CLUTCHES AND CURSES by Dorothy Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Howell's voice almost comes off as a satire of herself (Purses and Poison, 2009, etc.)-a little more compassion would make this series a lot more fun."
For a vacuous valley girl, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. Haley Randolph would never leave sunny California. Read full book review >

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GIDDY-UP, DADDY! by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"For an unabashedly unsentimental laugh-out-loud tale that celebrates fathers' loving, playful side—as well as their stamina—look no further. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this hilarious romp, a daddy must call upon his stellar horsing-around abilities to guarantee a good time be had by all. Read full book review >

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RISE OF THE BALLOON GOONS by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unusually promising series opener for proto-Goosebumps fans. (Light horror. 8-10)"
A discarded notebook with information on disquieting creatures like the Rhinoceraptor and the Forkupine isn't the only surprise waiting in Stermont for nerdy Alexander Bopp and his oblivious dad. Read full book review >