Search Results: "Ursula Poznanski"


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EREBOS by Ursula Poznanski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2012

"The mystery is unraveled thanks to a too-obvious clue, but the scary climax, a romantic subplot and plenty of thoroughly credible gaming add proper spark to a pageturner with amps aplenty. (Science fiction/thriller. 12-15)"
A computer game with a hidden agenda entraps teen users into doing its bidding in this prizewinning import. Read full book review >

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URSULA, UNDER by Ingrid Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2004

"Wildly uneven, awesomely ambitious: a mess, in fact, but you can't help but be impressed by the author's commitment and boldness."
Hill (Dixie Church Interstate Blues, stories, not reviewed) lards 2,500 years of history and misery onto the 17-hours-and-27-minutes-long drama of a little girl's rescue from a mineshaft. Read full book review >

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DONNY AND URSULA SAVE THE WORLD by Sharon Weil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A fun, raucous eco-novel."
A comic novel in which an unlikely pair foils a dastardly government plot. Read full book review >

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CASTLE HANGNAIL by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"An appealing protagonist, lots of action, clever, witty writing, witchcraft and evildoers who get nothing but what they deserve—what's not to love? (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Castle Hangnail is in desperate need of a new Master; 12-year-old budding Wicked Witch Molly might be just the person to fill the position. 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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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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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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RATPUNZEL by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"This heroic hamster still brings the fun. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-12)"
Hamster Princess Harriet returns for an adventure based on the fairy tale "Rapunzel." Read full book review >

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DRAGONBREATH by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Fans will enjoy the spooky outing, newbies should start with earlier volumes for maximum fun. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 5-9)"
Adventure-magnet Danny Dragonbreath and his nebbish sidekick Wendell have no idea what trick-or-treat has in store for them… Read full book review >