Search Results: "Andrew Porter"


BOOK REVIEW

IN BETWEEN DAYS by Andrew Porter
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A conventional dysfunctional-family tale that gets over on the author's firm command of language and his characters' neuroses."
A busted marriage, gay prostitution, a potential murder charge—what's a nice Texas family doing in a state like this? Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF OSCAR THE MAGICIAN by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fine first caper for budding fans of mystery, monkeys, or magic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who will be the Magician of the Year? Will honesty or treachery win the day? Read full book review >

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FOX ON THE LOOSE! by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Here's hoping Porter gets paired up with a writer equal to his visual talents. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A fox is stymied in his nocturnal prowling by a bevy of noisy barnyard animals. Read full book review >

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TAILS CHASING TAILS by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A delightful and playful romp worthy of an enthusiastic following. (Board book. 1-3)"
In this circular tale (or tail?), readers are encouraged to guess which animal is being chased off the page. Read full book review >

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THE THUNDERBOLT EXPRESS by Matthew Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A hoot for younger children fond of monkeys (not to mention, in one scene, monkeys in underpants!). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Monkeys who met previously in MonkeyWorld ABC (2012) get names as well and occupations on a thrill-a-minute train ride. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS by Sue Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 1996

"The book comes loaded with flexible, sturdy lift-up flaps to reveal hidden places (under the bed and such), and the illustrations are cheery confections sure to keep demons at bay. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When his baby sisters and brothers arrive, a rabbit moves to a new big bed. Read full book review >

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PINK LION by Jane Porter
by Jane Porter, illustrated by Jane Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"It does indeed seem that it's love that makes a family. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A story about a lion raised by flamingos and nature versus nurture. Read full book review >

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I'LL BE WATCHING by Pamela Porter
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Strongly felt, if overstuffed, family drama. (Historical fiction/verse. 12-16)"
Kindness ultimately prevails, but not before hard times and ugly parochialism have their ways with several small-town residents, particularly three orphaned and then abandoned children. Read full book review >

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BILLY CREEKMORE by Tracey Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Learning what makes life worth living and how to cope during a time when child labor seemed to be expected gives this historical narrative impact and charm. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Billy's voice is distinct and engaging as he relates his story of being left as an orphan at the Guardian Angel Home for Boys, even though he gets postcards from his father regularly. Read full book review >

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TENTACLE AND WING by Sarah Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An inventive, charming tale with a strange mix of science and fantasy. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Ada Lahey has been carrying a secret all of her life, one her father has helped her to keep: though she appears to be a brown-skinned human, 12-year-old Ada is a chimera with infrared vision, seeing hues that others don't. Read full book review >

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POWER IN THE BLOOD by Richard Porter
Released: June 11, 2010

"An enriching, immersive experience for anyone interested in exploring the foundation of life."
In this dense but thought-provoking treatise, Porter argues in support of a provocative, refreshing assertion: The mysteries of physics and the cosmos are "inherently simpler than biology." Read full book review >