Search Results: "Ursula DeYoung"


BOOK REVIEW

SHORECLIFF by Ursula DeYoung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"DeYoung's engrossing conclusion and exquisite tone make wading through the extraneous passages worth the effort."
Oxford Ph.D. DeYoung's debut novel about an extended family's summer at the Maine shore in 1928 captures the mood and morals of a bygone era but intermittently stalls in the telling. Read full book review >

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OF MICE AND MAGIC by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Maintaining a keen balance between silly and sly, this sequel will have readers snickering. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Princess Harriet's second outing takes on the "Twelve Dancing Princesses." Read full book review >

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HARRIET THE INVINCIBLE by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Creatively fresh and feminist, with laughs on every single page. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 8-12)"
This new series from Dragonbreath's Vernon puts a wild spin on "Sleeping Beauty." Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE OF THE IGUANA by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"'It's impossible! It's unnatural! It's weird!' exclaims Suki. Readers will echo Danny's response: 'Good enough for me!' (Graphic hybrid fantasy. 8-11)"
Tasked with driving a fearsome Dream Wasp away from Wendell, their nerdy reptilian buddy, Danny Dragonbreath and Suki the salamander crawl into his sleeping brain. Eeeww. Read full book review >

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LAIR OF THE BAT MONSTER by Ursula Vernon
ADVENTURE
Released: March 17, 2011

"Cool!' (Graphic hybrid fantasy. 8-11)"
More charged up than daunted by encounters in previous episodes with vampire squid, ninja frogs and a fearsome were-wiener, irrepressible dragonling Danny charges off into the Mexican jungle to visit Cousin Steve, a feathered lizard and bat scientist. Read full book review >

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DRAGONBREATH by Ursula Vernon
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Danny D's first outing will leave readers in stitches—and on tenterhooks waiting for the next one, which, according to a preview, will feature ninja frogs. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Young everydragon Danny Dragonbreath hasn't quite caught the knack of breathing fire yet, but he sure knows how to have adventures—or at least to inflict them on Wendell, his peace-loving iguana buddy. Read full book review >

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GIANT TROUBLE by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Clever wordplay, wonderful character banter, and stinky humor make this outing another giant success. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Hamster princess Harriet faces a big problem in this "Jack and the Beanstalk" retelling. Read full book review >

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DRAGONBREATH by Ursula Vernon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Stay tuned. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
"Vague notions of heroism entered his mind, and then paused, confused by their surroundings." Read full book review >

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THE EXO PROJECT by Andrew DeYoung
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"It's fine in pace and flow but disintegrates under scrutiny. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Can humans settle another planet before it's too late? Read full book review >

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SOLDIER by Karen DeYoung
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"By DeYoung's account, Powell should have revised his index card to read, 'Avoid Neoconservatism.' An excellent study in leadership—and the lack thereof."
The story of a good soldier sacrificed. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN DAY by Ursula Dubosarsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Read this slender mystery for the meticulous prose and characterization, not for the plot. (Historical mystery. 12-18)"
Eleven schoolgirls are haunted by their teacher's inexplicable disappearance during a field trip in this atmospheric mystery set in Vietnam War-era Sydney. Read full book review >

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THE LOST KING by Ursula Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A violent, madcap, frequently entertaining scramble. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
After years hiding out in plain sight, a royal heir sparks a revolution in his conquered city. Read full book review >