Search Results: "Vernon Benjamin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2014

"An essential reference—though not always a gripping narrative."
A lecturer in local history (Marist and Bard colleges) and former journalist debuts with a thick, detailed story of a region as rich in legend and legendary characters as it is in history. 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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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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ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Nurk's adventure, and the tone in which it's related, will remind readers of Stuart Little's quest. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A reclusive young shrew develops a taste for adventure in this short, witty debut. Read full book review >

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EDEN by Olympia Vernon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"An eloquent, if bizarrely childlike, and unflinching coming-of-ager that bears mountains of grief, passion, and guilt."
An angry, viscerally felt debut tale of bad blood and rotten body parts, recounted by a black girl in Mississippi trying to make sense of her burgeoning sexuality amid the sin-scarred folk around her. Read full book review >

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Released: April 9, 2014

"UFO conspiracy theories, delivered in red-alert tones by an atypical follower."
Vernon, in his debut, tells how his boyhood sighting of a "flying saucer" over his neighbor's house led him on a lifelong quest into UFO encounters and shadowy government scheming. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A densely packed, dizzyingly detailed tale of art and espionage."
Archaeologist and journalist Silver traces the route of a lost masterpiece. Read full book review >

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Dark Side of the Looking Glass by Vernon Harris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 19, 2013

"A creative, suspenseful time-travel tale laced with historical detail from the Vietnam era."
Harris' debut novel presents an intriguing take on time travel, as a man in a coma travels back to 1965, inhabiting the body of an American soldier in the midst of the Vietnam War. 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 >