Search Results: "A.E. Cannon"


BOOK REVIEW

AMAZING GRACIE by A.E. Cannon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Some of the minor characters (especially Pete) are too broadly drawn to be wholly believable; but Cannon finds sunshine even in the dim corners of Gracie's fears, presenting a clear-eyed heroine who manages not only to survive but to preserve her very fallible family. (Fiction. 12+)"
Gracie's woes are many: she's too practical to like her new stepfather Pete's get-rich-quick schemes; she wasn't told that they were moving to Salt Lake City until the last minute; she's saddled with the care of her new stepbrother, Sinjian. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE’S ROSE by A.E. Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"Pinpoint historical details never overwhelm the force of the story, emotions ring true throughout, and the large cast of characters comes vividly to life, none more than Charlotte, strong and lovely. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cannon (On the Go with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe, p. 650, etc.) returns after several years with an engrossing, detailed, thoroughly real story of faith, family, and community. Read full book review >

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THE LOSER’S GUIDE TO LIFE AND LOVE by A.E. Cannon
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Mediocrity of storytelling aside, the romantic tension is palpable, there is a Shakespearean climax replete with costumes and kissing, and thus-inclined readers will find here at least a few hours of satisfying, if fleeting, romance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ed not only has to wear a frilly tuxedo to his job at Reel Life Movies video and DVD rental, he's got a hand-me-down nametag. Read full book review >

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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL WITH PIRATE PETE AND PIRATE JOE by A.E. Cannon
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Yos and Hos galore. (Easy reader. 6-8)"

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SOPHIE'S FISH by A.E. Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Visually offbeat and beautiful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Transfixing artwork shows a boy's imagination running wild on the potential ramifications of pet sitting. Read full book review >

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THE CHIHUAHUA CHASE by A.E. Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Not the leader of the pack. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Fourth grader Addie May and her frenemy Teddy find more than they bargained for in the run-up to the big Chihuahua race downtown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOSE CANNON by Dean Ing
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Ing's light touch (The Skins of Dead Men, 1998, etc.) fails him here: the story's far-fetched, the characters slight, the comedy forced."
A Grade-B thriller in which Everyman is a wanted man—and in several countries. Read full book review >

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LOOSE CANNON by Donald MacKenzie
Released: Dec. 10, 1993

"A tricky assignment for Raven—at loose ends on his Thames houseboat (Raven's Shadow, etc.) since wife Kirstie is away—and a mildly intriguing puzzle for the reader."
Philip Page, a product of the flaming 80's, made millions in a scheme (with a now-dead Pakistani) buying and selling factories to Consol Electric with a promise of lucrative contracts for the product involved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEWTON'S CANNON by J. Gregory Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Keyes's yarn (The Blackgod, 1997, etc.) is colorful, intriguing, and well handled, if somewhat difficult to swallow: It's hard to see how alchemy and science could both work."
First of a new fantasy series: In this alternate 1715, both science and alchemy work; young Ben Franklin, apprenticed to his printer brother James in Boston, begins to study the various alchemical devices—lights, weapons, faxes, and so on—that Isaac Newton has invented. Read full book review >

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THE STRUGGLES OF JOHNNY CANNON by Isaiah Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A sprawling, good-hearted adventure—pure fun. (Historical fiction. 8-12) "
In the sequel to The Troubles of Johnny Cannon (2014), Johnny Cannon's life in little Cullman, Alabama, is anything but peaceful. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLES OF JOHNNY CANNON by Isaiah Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Over-the-top fun for readers who can overlook the implausibilities. (Historical action. 9-14)"
It's 1961 in Cullman, Alabama, and Johnny Cannon has more troubles than any "almost-thirteen-year-old" ought to have. Read full book review >