The theme song for the long-running Canadian teen television show “Degrassi” states, “Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through,” and no one seems to understand that better than executive producer Stephen Stohn.
When King Athelrick falls mysteriously ill, his daughter Bluebell is certain an assassination attempt is underway. Believing that nothing is more powerful than the bonds of family, she convenes her sisters in a plot to save the King – but there are already more forces at play than Bluebell knows, and even her sisters’ loyalty is not guaranteed.
Kiranmala isn’t quite sure what to expect on her 12th birthday, but it’s definitely not all of the stories her parents told her turning out to be true, especially when those stories involve demons and Kiranmala being a princess, the daughter of an underworld serpent king.
Husband-wife dynamic duo Leo and Diane Dillon are two of my favorite illustrators of all time. Their work has graced everything from the covers of famous novels like Garth Nix’s “Sabriel” and Isabel Allende’s “The House of the Spirits” to picture books by Virginia Hamilton and Margaret Wise Brown and more.
In “The Journey of Little Charlie”, Christopher Paul Curtis continues his perennially popular “Buxton Chronicles” with the story of Charlie Bobo, a young boy conscripted into slave catching after the death of his father.
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This is a lean, fast-paced book with some sharply defined characters, interesting social dynamics, fascinating science concepts, humor, suspense, irony, and now and then a burst of shocking violence. Underneath all the details, it’s a very simple story about a high-stakes engineering problem.
In this well-researched, lavishly illustrated and clearly organized book, Graeme Davis lays out a fairly convincing outline of the different types of werewolf, how to spot them, how dangerous they are, and what to do about them. Then he goes on to discuss werewolf society and the societies that hunt werewolves.
These kids’ spy adventure is just as ludicrous as you would expect, and the danger level never feels really high. But what the story lacks in hard-hitting action and wire-taut tension, it makes up in tummy-tickling comedy. From its general concept to its tiniest detail, this book is just a hairsbreadth too lovable to qualify as tickle-torture.
In an afterword to this book, Tan admits she was inspired by Harry Potter. At its weaker moments, it reads like a piece of erotic fanfiction, with the difference that the characters are original and the setting is Veritas, a hidden college of magic within Harvard University.