Books by Thomas McKean

MY EVIL TWIN by Thomas McKean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Although this tale never actually lives up to the intrigue of its title, cartoonish characters don't slow the pace, and it may find readers among those who suspect that behind their own nerdy exteriors are miscreants yearning to get out. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A mildly amusing, extremely far-fetched take on the perennial adolescent desire to transform oneself. Read full book review >
HOORAY FOR GRANDMA JO! by Thomas McKean
ANIMALS
Released: May 2, 1994

"Fine light entertainment to keep the picture-book hour giggling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grandma Jo is happily expecting a visit from little Lloyd (``He'll arrive next Tuesday on the 10:30 train, and he'll be wearing his new coat with the fluffy collar'') when she loses her glasses, which means she's unable to read either the letter saying that Lloyd isn't coming after all or a newspaper warning about an escaped lion. Read full book review >
THE HAUNTED CIRCUS by Thomas McKean
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 1993

"McKean offers an intriguing view of time as an eternal Now that is nonetheless capable of slow alteration; but when it comes to story or character development, he barely goes through the motions. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a weak sequel to Secret of the Seven Willows (1991), the Byram children again travel in time, restoring their amnesiac grandfather Timothy to his family and keeping beloved Bluebird Hall out of the clutches of nasty Horatio Snivell. Read full book review >