Search Results: "Ursula Roma"


BOOK REVIEW

MOSQUITO by Roma Tearne
Released: July 1, 2008

"Wholly satisfying."
A grief-stricken novelist returns to Sri Lanka in this first novel from a Sri Lankan born, British-reared artist. 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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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 >

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STONES FROM THE RIVER by Ursula Hegi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 1994

"Trying to be too much—including a female alter ego for Gunter Grass's dwarf drummer—she is never quite in focus or really credible."
Life in small-town Germany (1915-52) as chronicled by Trudi, a dwarf with her own agenda—courtesy of the German-born Hegi (Floating in My Mother's Palm, 1990, etc.) Read full book review >

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The Hunted Tribe by Roma Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2016

"Equally appealing back story and characters make a sequel to this novel about an animal spirit something to look forward to."
A teen descendant of a tribe cursed by an ancient creature may be the one who can save his bloodline in this horror tale. 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 >

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CURSE OF THE WERE-WIENER by Ursula Vernon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Stay tuned. (Graphic hybrid fantasy. 8-11)"
School lunch bites—literally—in the third impossibly droll escapade featuring dragonling Danny Dragonbreath and his peace-loving iguana buddy, Wendell. 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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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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THE BEGINNING PLACE by Ursula K. Le Guin
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 1979

"An impeccable parable—and some of the best work ever by a humane, high-minded, underappreciated novelist."
This short novel, which could probably be read with equal pleasure by any intelligent person between the ages of 14 and 90, is a paradox of sorts: a fantasy about the limitations of fantasy. Read full book review >