Search Results: "A.J. Paquette"


BOOK REVIEW

RULES FOR GHOSTING by A.J. Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Paquette's high-spirited tale featuring a benign, good-natured ghost offers readers an imaginative, intriguing mystery. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Dahlia's solitary, ghostly existence is disrupted by the sudden arrival of living and nonliving visitors. Read full book review >

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PARADOX by A.J. Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"The science behind this fiction is ludicrous, but patient fans of the genre may enjoy the twists. (Science fiction. 9-14)"
The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance in this unorthodox science-fiction thriller. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE GIRL by A.J. Paquette
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A culturally tone deaf exercise in narcissism. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Opening with a flash-forward teaser, this unpersuasive debut quickly fizzles. Read full book review >

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THE TIPTOE GUIDE TO TRACKING MERMAIDS by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The glittery cover and promise of mermaids may attract readers initially, but there is little here to lure them for repeated readings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This second Tiptoe Guide (The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies, 2010) has readers scouring the seashore for mermaids and imagining what their lives must be like. Read full book review >

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GHOST IN THE HOUSE by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Although not particularly memorable, this slip of a story offers mild entertainment for the youngest readers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Counting to five and back provides the underlying structure of Paquette's innocuous ghost tale that challenges the preschool set to guess what spooky creature makes each sound. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS JUNIPER OF THE ANJU by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"A story with old-fashioned flavor, not always in good ways. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
A child queen seeks to extend her rule. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS JUNIPER OF TORR by Ammi-Joan Paquette
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"For fans of old-style stories. (map, cast of characters) (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Having ruled a community of children for a month, a princess heads home to free her kingdom from enemy invaders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVEN MONSTERS... by A.J. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A humorous, somewhat unoriginal offering—for kids who prefer monsters to dinosaurs. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who says monsters can only be frightful? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEALING FROM THE DEAD by A.J. Zerries
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Zerries (The Lost Van Gogh, 2006) keeps both great matters and small moving along smartly courtesy of what may be New York's toughest female cop."
An NYPD detective incongruously juggles a gang of murderous swindlers whose ill-gotten gains are financing international terrorism and a more traditional kind of gang that operates considerably closer to the streets of New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR VIETNAM by A.J. Langguth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"A grimly powerful procession of folly and tragedy."
An epic account of America's involvement in Vietnam by a historian who covered much of the war for the New York Times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A biblical travelogue—and far funnier than your standard King James."
Esquire editor-at-large Jacobs, who read the entire 2002 Encyclopedia Britannica for The Know-It-All (2004), embarks on his second lofty exploit: a year of living the Bible "as literally as possible." Read full book review >