Search Results: "Vicky Rubin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE SWINGIN’ PIGS by Vicky Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Montijo's red-hot pictures and Rubin's skit-scat-skedoodle words make this take-off a hand-clapping, foot-stomping romp. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though as big and baaaaaad as ever—"I'm a classic fairy-tale villain," he proudly proclaims—the wolf has no better luck chowing down on jazz-combo piggies Satch, Mo and Ella than he did with their uncles in that other tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2011

"An enjoyable confection."
Like the mini-skirt she is known for inventing, 40-year fashion veteran Tiel bares it all on sex, love and Elizabeth Taylor. Read full book review >

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Streaming Stars by Vicky Savage
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A well-told sequel for YA fantasy fans."
The second installment of a young-adult fantasy trilogy features a powerful young girl making hard choices. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Attractively designed, the book is abundantly illustrated throughout with color representations of art works, maps and photographs of artifacts. (source notes, chronology, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11-15)"
The author of Alexander the Great Rocks the World (2006) offers a lively, informative and aggressively informal portrait of Egypt's last and most famous pharaoh. Read full book review >

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Keys to the Coven by Vicky Loebel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"The entertaining start of an epic supernatural series."
A witty urban-fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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SPEAKEASY DEAD by Vicky Loebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2014

"A briskly entertaining novel with a colorful setting and the right mix of humor and paranormal romance."
An aspiring warlock'sattempt to satisfy a demon's wager is complicated by zombies and bootleggers in Loebel's (Keys to the Coven, 2013) new novel. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI SANTA by Rubin Pingk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"This unusual if culturally hegemonic Christmas story will appeal to kids interested in ninjas and samurais and, of course, to any kids who like an epic snowball fight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mischievous little ninja scares Santa away and then receives an unexpected gift in the form of a huge snowball fight. Read full book review >

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Released: July 21, 2011

"While a little slow and formulaic in fits, this girl-power jaunt into high adventure and romance in a parallel universe launches a promising new trilogy in YA fantasy."
A modern-day Connecticut teenager suddenly shifts dimensions into an alternative America where she finds herself in the body of a love-struck princess in a danger-prone kingdom of intrigues, outlaws and strange creatures. Read full book review >

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DENTON LITTLE'S DEATHDATE by Lance Rubin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

" The planned companion novel might provide some of the answers missing here, and those who have been charmed by the winsome characters will look forward to it. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young man lives out his last hours in this comedic novel set at a time in the near future in which people grow up knowing when they will die. Read full book review >

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DENTON LITTLE'S STILL NOT DEAD by Lance Rubin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A sequel that neatly wraps up this funny and original story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
This follow-up to 2015's Denton Little's Deathdate continues the comedic saga of a high school senior who lives in a world in which the government is able to divine at birth when each person will die. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Rubin has not rewritten Hemingway's or Orwell's masterpieces on the Spanish Civil War, but his contribution is moving, angry, and deeply convincing. (5 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This brief memoir of the Spanish Civil War by an American who volunteered with the International Brigade builds up steam slowly but does eventually become quite gripping. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA OF CASTILE by Nancy Rubin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"A first-rate exposition."
In this scholarly, limpidly written work, Rubin (The Mother Mirror, 1984; The New Suburban Woman, 1982) recounts the story of Spain's greatest queen and the impact of her reign on her country and the world. Read full book review >