Search Results: "Adrian Tans"


BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES DON'T SAY PLEASE! by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"At least he was let out of his room. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In an obvious and clumsy remake of Where the Wild Things Are, a rude young "pirate" is consigned to his room until he learns better manners. 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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TUNNEL VISION by Susan Adrian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Danger, intrigue, a dash of romance, and a good, hard look at ethical dilemmas—a pretty complete package. (Paranormal thriller. 15-18)"
What happens when your special talent is especially dangerous? Read full book review >

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NUTCRACKED by Susan Adrian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Fans of ballet will be disappointed by the lack of detail, and fans of magic will be as disappointed by the smoothness of the spells. (Magical realism. 10-12)"
There's magic onstage and off in this production of The Nutcracker. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT NIGHT by Chris Adrian
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2011

"How could such a talented writer be led so astray? Blame the bad faerie Self-Indulgence."
Imagine a mashup of J.M. Barrie and Armistead Maupin, and you'll sense the disorienting weirdness of this third novel from Adrian (The Children's Hospital, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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Wild-born by Adrian Howell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid start to a new superhero saga."
In this first installment of a new YA urban-fantasy series, a boy discovers that with great telekinetic powers comes great danger from sinister organizations and others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 1995

"Gilbert's very specialized manual of arms will appeal to the Soldier of Fortune crowd as well as military history buffs. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
An exhaustive, ice-cold briefing that tracks the martial art of sniping from colonial America through the brushfire conflicts of the present day. Read full book review >

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NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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IN THE MORNING I'LL BE GONE by Adrian McKinty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A grim reminder of the brutality, uncertainty and fragility of life in Northern Ireland in the 1980s."
In the third volume of McKinty's (I Hear the Sirens in the Street, 2013, etc.) Troubles Trilogy, a disgraced Irish cop seeks redemption and an IRA terrorist. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN RIVER by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A disappointment after last year's splendid Dead I Well May Be as stylistic panache loses to over-the-top plotting."
Lots of good reasons for ex-cop Alex Lawson to flee Northern Ireland for Denver—a search for his lover's murderer is only second best. Read full book review >