Search Results: "Adrian Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

THAT’S NOT FUNNY! by Adrian Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"But probably not. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Johnson lowers the boom—or more precisely, the elephant—on a lad who takes delight in the misfortunes of others in a pointed, if unconvincing, import illustrated in a postmodern, retro-'50s style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 23, 2011

"Useful tips and inspiring advice for those taking the first steps to gaining control over their personal finances."
A husband-and-wife team offers straightforward financial advice and biblically inspired guidance to help readers change their thinking about money. Read full book review >

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NONSENSE! HE YELLED by Roger Eschbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Buy two copies of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (the cost will be about the same), and send one to the author for further study. (Poetry. 7-9)"
Television actor/writer Eschbacher proves, as have so many before him, that crafting silly verses with trite rhymes doth not automatically another Seuss make. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S FARMYARD ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"He makes it real that this is the kind of adventure a kid could have on his own, inviting a free association with Pete. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boy and the stuffed polar bear from Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure (2000) take a trip to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF SPAIN by Adrian Shubert
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Photographs not seen; maps; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Distilling vast quantities of data, Shubert emphasizes Spain's varied history; more than 80% of this book concerns the diverse peoples, literature, and politics in its past. Read full book review >

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THE BID by Adrian Magson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2017

"Much of the pleasure in reading this tangled yarn from the prolific Magson (Hard Cover, 2016, etc.) comes from putting the pieces together along with his pair of sleuths. Though the story unfolds predictably, they have nice chemistry and banter with aplomb."
With the stakes high and time running out, two security experts try to piece together the last hours of a missing client. Read full book review >

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THE LONG WEEKEND by Adrian Tinniswood
NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2016

"An enjoyable tour with a genial, informed, devoted docent."
A nostalgic account of life at English country houses during the interbellum era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"For all aspiring Renaissance people, as well as for students of urban design, art history, and early modern European history."
Sometimes plodding, always illuminating biography of the renowned English architect and overachiever. Read full book review >

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POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON'T LOOK FRIENDLY by Adrian McKinty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"McKinty's hero is irreverent, charming, and mordantly, laugh-out-loud funny, and his eclectic personal soundtrack and bitter, pragmatic politics make for vivid period detail."
Detective Inspector Sean Duffy of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (Rain Dogs, 2016, etc.) tries to cut back on the smoking and do decent police work despite bombs, riots, and bureaucracy. Read full book review >

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FIFTY GRAND by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Despite some plotting deficiencies, the talented McKinty (The Bloomsday Dead, 2007, etc.) does his usual first-rate job of making you like the characters he likes."
A young Cuban cop seeks revenge in a cold climate. Read full book review >