Search Results: "A. Colin Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 15, 2012

"Best when intimate and straightforward, yet often undermined by whimsy and impish urges to experiment."
A diverse collection of short fiction culled from 30 years of the author's writing life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Biblical history buffs will likely enjoy Humphreys's exodian excursions—even if his conclusions do tend to steal some of God's thunder."
Manna from heaven? A plague of toads? A Red Sea parted in twain? Miracle, schmiracle. Let science explain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VALHALLA REVEALED by Robert A. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"The second installment's streamlined plot results in a crisper, more engaging thriller."
Wright's (Beyond Ultra, 2011) historical novel continues the saga of the Hoffman and Ortega families as various countries try to track down a German submarine and a man searches for his missing brother. Read full book review >

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BEYOND ULTRA by Robert A. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2011

"Fans of epic historical fiction will applaud."
Wright's historical drama follows two families—one Spanish and the other German—and the devastating effects of three wars on their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PICTURE BOOK OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 2003

"His color palette reflects the seriousness of the topic, while at the same time showing readers the details of life in the 1800s. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Adler's latest in his Picture Book Biography series (A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark, Mar. 2003, etc.) documents the events that affected Harriet throughout her life and brought her to fame as an author. Read full book review >

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"This biography will be welcomed in all libraries during Black History Month and for school reports, and it will also be useful for teen or adult beginning readers. (chronology, suggested reading) (Easy reader/biography. 7-9)"
Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement are more than adequately described in this well-written easy-reader biography from the prolific author of the Picture Book Biography series and the Cam Jansen mysteries (see below). Read full book review >

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COLIN HARRISON
by Gregory McNamee

In his 1954 James Bond novel Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming observed that owning a large number of books tends to go hand in hand with “serious criminal tendencies.” Bibliophiles may object to the thought, but over the long run of history, collectors of many things—paintings, postage stamps, golf courses—have been implicated in all sorts of crimes connected ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE STEEL PAN MAN OF HARLEM by Colin Bootman
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

Bootman delivers a reimagined "Pied Piper of Hamelin," set in 1940s Harlem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUSHIE BUTTERFIELD by Colin McNaughton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2005

"ISBN: 0-00-715467-4). (Picture book. 5-7)"
McNaughton borrows a name from an old comic ballad (a reference likely to escape most readers on this side of the pond, though Sting has recorded it for a children's album) for a tricky calf who schemes to stay home from school for a week and a day. Read full book review >

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THE PARADISE GARDEN by Colin Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Not all children will know how to take their futures in hand as Peter does, but the knowledge that they can try resides within these illuminating pages. (Picture book. 8-13)"
Thompson (Tower to the Sun, 1997, etc.) spins elements not so much of escape as solace in his story of a boy who flees the rattle and nonsense of his home life for the pastoral confines of an apparently endless city park. Read full book review >