Search Results: "peet, mal"


BOOK REVIEW

EXPOSURE by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Faustino comes across as an insightful reporter but lacks some of the nuance he showed in his previous adventures; ironically, that might just make this more accessible to teen readers. (Fiction. YA)"
In a nameless South American country, soccer reporter Paul Faustino again finds himself in the midst of an unexpected story. Read full book review >

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THE PENALTY by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Stunning, original and compelling. (Fiction. YA)"
More Latin-American magic realism from Carnegie winner Peet. Read full book review >

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THE MURDSTONE TRILOGY by Mal Peet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Bitter and frothy as a pint of stout, this formula-thwarting satire will intoxicate fantasy fans with strong stomachs."
An award-winning author whose young-adult novels have gone out of fashion makes a Faustian bargain with a Hobbit-like creature in this broad, darkly hilarious sendup of high fantasy and publishing. Read full book review >

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LIFE: AN EXPLODED DIAGRAM by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Sophisticated teens and adults will appreciate this subtle yet powerful exposition of the far-reaching implications of war. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A coming-of-age story framed by some of the most terrifying events of the last 60 years, from World War II to 9/11. Read full book review >

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BECK by Mal Peet
Released: April 11, 2017

"Heartbreaking, hopeful, and inspired. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Beck escapes institutional violence and discrimination and mends his spirit through lonely travels across the 1920s Canadian prairie. Read full book review >

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TAMAR by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Simply superb. (notes, acknowledgments) (Fiction. YA)"
In 1944, Dart and Tamar, code names for two undercover operatives for Britain's Special Operations Executive, parachute into Holland to reorganize the Dutch resistance movement. Read full book review >

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KEEPER by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Both lyrical and gripping. (Fiction. 12-16)"
This stirring adventure—a soccer story? a ghost story?—defies expectations. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SKY DRAGONS by Mal Peet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"This dazzling, heartwarming story excites, soars and redefines 'go fly a kite.' (author's note) (Historical fiction. 4-10)"
Carnegie Medal winner Peet and Graham team up again (Mysterious Traveler, illustrated by P.J. Lynch, 2013) to tell the tale of how a boy with a mischievous streak and love for handcrafted kites helps keep his han, his home along Asia's Silk Road, from danger.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAL PRACTICE by Paul Janson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2013

"A debut effort that's ambitious in scope but often limited by its unsteady execution."
In Janson's (The Child in Our Hearts, 2012, etc.) first mystery, a pediatrician sued for malpractice finds himself at the epicenter of a far-reaching conspiracy. Read full book review >

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CLOUD TEA MONKEYS by Mal Peet
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Unlike cloud tea, an accessible treasure. (authors' note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Tea, labor-intensive to harvest, is a precious commodity, but wild-growing cloud tea, found only in the highest, dangerous-to-reach mountaintops, is the most prized of all in this lyrical story based on a Chinese folktale. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Sequels will not be amiss. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Shy, geeky preteen Malcolm's efforts to hide his super-intelligence repeatedly fall afoul of mishaps involving a series of spectacular inventions in this web comic crossover. Read full book review >

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MAL AND CHAD by Stephen McCranie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Some readers will come for the heartbreak, others will come for the forest of cupcake trees, but everyone will be cheered by the happy ending, which involves the 'biggest, bestest bark ever!' (Graphic novel. 8-11)"
There are some literary characters you wish were real, so that you could be friends with them, and Mal and Chad may belong on that list. Read full book review >