Search Results: "Alexis Barad-Cutler"


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FIVE HUNGRY PANDAS! by Alexis Barad-Cutler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A generally pleasing primer on simple counting concepts for toddlers and preschoolers. (Board book. 2-4)"
Barad-Cutler offers an eye-catching introduction to counting forward and backward. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE WE? by Alexis Barad-Cutler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Toddlers and young preschoolers, both independently and in groups, will enjoy both the guessing game and the simple, interesting animal facts this offering provides. (Board book. 1-3)"
An engaging, lift-the-flap riddle book that will keep little ones guessing. Read full book review >

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SLOW LORIS by Alexis Deacon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Pair this with Lynn Munsinger's Score One for the Sloths (2001) and learn to take it easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Slow Loris wasn't his real name but that was what everyone called him. A slow loris is just a type of animal. Read full book review >

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WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Alexis Deacon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 8, 2006

"No child will miss the answer as the girl cuddles her toys in the morning light. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Deacon's illustrations for this variation on the theme of toys that wake while a child sleeps are heartwarming and very nearly profound. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Alexis Deacon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 26, 2016

"Readers will give themselves over to the dreamlike, immersive narrative, trusting that Volume 2, A Game Without Rules will be along soon. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fifty souls of diverse race and gender gather to witness the passing of great chief Matarka, and one of them will be her successor—if that person can win the cruelly arbitrary contest governed by the sorceress Niope. Read full book review >

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY A PATSY by Stan Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

The very day over-the-hill Hollywood p.i. Read full book review >

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POWER ON HER OWN by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2003

"If the good seem too good and the bad too bad, Cutler's US debut atones with close analyses of chauvinism, racism, and the attractions of married men."
When her married boyfriend is killed on the job, a fast-track London detective transfers to West Midlands looking for the peace and quiet that's so elusive in mystery fiction. Read full book review >

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THE FACE ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR by Stan Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 30, 1991

"Better just unreel and enjoy Mark and Ray's endless, though oddly similar, supply of one-liners."
Pepper-and-salt detective duo Rayford Goodman (right-thinking, 50-ish, worried about angina) and Mark Bradley (left-thinking, blow- dried, gay), linked only by mutual aversion and Rayford's unlikely romance with Mark's researcher friend Francie, are back for another Hollywood shoot-'em-up, commencing with the execution of director Claudio Fortunata as he's recovering from plastic surgery (a flawless killing except that it's not Fortunata under the bandages). Read full book review >

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SHOT ON LOCATION by Stan Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"The guy needs a good coauthor."
When the son of Oscar-winning Stacy Jaeger, a giant (300 lb.) figure in American acting, confesses to shooting his sister's abusive lover, Cutler's twosome—redneck Hollywood p.i. Read full book review >

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GUILT EDGED by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Gentle humor and deft plotting make Lina's sixth outing a treat."
An antiques restorer gets in a dither when a herd of porcelain horses gallops across her horizon. Read full book review >

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THE CELLO OF MR. O by Jane Cutler
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the setting and characters have a modern, European look, neither locale nor enemy is specified, or, in fact, relevant. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In a shelled, rubble-strewn city, women and children huddle indoors and wait—for the war to be over, for the men to come home, for the fear to end. Read full book review >