Search Results: "Adrian Newbould"


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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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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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SUMMER ON THE MOON by Adrian Fogelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Steeped in violence (more implied than graphic) and poverty, but focused on love and hope. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Meet Socrates, better known as Socko, on the first day of summer before his eighth-grade year, a summer that will change his life forever. Read full book review >

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THE REAL QUESTION by Adrian Fogelin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readers will empathize with the engaging young man who, without a guidebook, sorts through life's real questions. (Fiction. YA)"
Daily confrontations with a humorless, detail-oriented father (who is also his school guidance counselor) and sarcastic "friends," who ruthlessly mock exam scores that are anything less than perfect, have Fisher Brown feeling pressure. Read full book review >

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THE BIG NOTHING by Adrian Fogelin
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Misfit finds fit. (Fiction. YA)"
Big brother Duane is off in boot camp, and Justin is left trying to hold the parental units together. Read full book review >

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JORGE LUIS BORGES by Adrian Lennon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 13, 1991

"Frequent b&w photos; chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 14+)"
A biography of the prize-winning Argentinian short-story writer and poet (1899-1986). Read full book review >

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RED STATION by Adrian Magson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2010

"First in a proposed thriller series that promises to be heavy on derring-do, political malfeasance and the hero's invincibility."
An MI5 agent outwits his handlers. Read full book review >

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TRACERS by Adrian Magson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Convoluted derring-do best enjoyed by the conspiracy crowd."
Spies spying on spies. Read full book review >

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CLOSE QUARTERS by Adrian Magson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Prolific Magson's second round for Portman (The Watchman, 2014, etc.) delivers in the clinch, with gripping, authentic action scenes. The stateside segments are distinctly less memorable."
A rugged CIA contractor encounters enemies from all sides when he tries to rescue a State Department wonk held captive in Ukraine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"Not as colorful as the Cass, but very sound—and notable for its well-rounded portrait of George, on whom the whole phenomenon of Elsa depended from the beginning. (Eight pages color, 24 pages b&w photographs)"
A biography of Joy and George Adamson (of Born Free fame) that proves a scholarly, earnest adjunct to Caroline Cass's Joy Adamson (p. 905). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Rambling, incoherent, and gratuitously squalid."
If James Joyce had got his start as a Belfast Protestant with more of an interest in politics and less of a sense of humor—but with all of his scatological obsessions intact—he might have given us something close to McKinty's grim debut novel. Read full book review >