Search Results: "Alex T. Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

Alex by Adam J. Nicolai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"More curious than spooky, but featuring a riveting protagonist haunted by his own guilt."
A tormented father must decide whether he's seeing the ghost of his dead son or visions brought on by psychosis in this thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX by Jeff Stimpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Breath-catchingly evocative of life's elemental grace and messy dignity. (10 pp. photos)"
Journalist Stimpson debuts with a searing chronicle of life after the birth of his premature son. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED AND THE VERY HUNGRY LION by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Great storytelling braided with lively color and a culturally affirming accent makes this book a real standout. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this modern reweaving of "Little Red Riding Hood" set on a modern, fanciful African savanna, readers meet a young, black Little Red who gracefully outwits the more-hungry-than-horrifying Lion. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE AT THE CIRCUS by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Some readers may wonder why Claude needs to give 'the high wire a once-over with a damp cloth,' but surrealists probably won't complain. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Children waiting for an absurdist chapter book need tap their toes no more. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE ON THE SLOPES by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"In the end, it's hard not to love a main character who wears a one-man-band outfit to the library, in case he finds a very exciting book. (Fiction. 7-9)"
It's difficult to describe the Claude books without using the word surreal. The new book in the series may be the sweetest surrealist children's book ever published. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE AT THE BEACH by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers who take it too seriously might end up like Claude, floating in the middle of the ocean, wearing baggy underpants (held together with sticky tape) and pursued by a shark—but they'll be laughing. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This early chapter book is often hilarious, but it should not be used as an instruction manual, as Claude the dog is not much of a role model. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDE IN THE CITY by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Quirky and cosmopolitan Claude's audience on this side of the pond is likely to be limited, but it may well also be quite enthusiastic. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This British import mixes outlandish adventures (or possibly very vivid dreams) with intentionally juvenile jokes to create a zany first (U.S.) entry in a series for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOXY AND EGG by Alex T. Smith
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2011

"Delicious, for all that it's something of a literary hors d'oeuvre. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With expert comic timing, Smith sets vulpine Foxy DuBois up for a tasty turnabout after a mouthwatering guest comes to visit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX by Pierre Lemaitre
Kirkus Star
by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An eloquent thriller with a denouement that raises eyebrows as it speeds the pulse."
In this unpredictable, oddly delectable French thriller, an attractive young Parisian woman is abducted, chained in a crate and brutalized by an avenger—a crime that doesn't begin to hint at the gruesome killings to follow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX by Dodie Kazanjian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Intriguing, persuasive account of a mercurial personality and the American fashion journalism he helped shape. (One hundred b&w photographs promise, judging from the eight seen, to add both gloss and substance.)"
Backstage view of the various lives of the legendary Liberman- -artist, photographer, and powerful editorial director of the CondÇ Nast magazines—by journalist Kazanjian and New Yorker staff writer Tomkins (Post-to-Neo, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >