Search Results: "Andrew T. Guzman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A disturbing yet realistic examinations of the consequences of a warmer world."
Dire and detailed description of what tragedies are in the making for humanity as global warming continues its seemingly inexorable rise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOY FARMER by Andrew T. Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"It's a gentle homage to the power of a child's imagination, where the fantasy world created in play always seems more solid than plain old reality. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Jed discovers an old toy of his father's in the attic, it catapults him into a fabulous agrarian fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF BATHMAN! by Andrew T. Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Read with the right panache, this will be regularly requested even by the most dedicated bath avoider. (Picture book. 2-5)"
He might look like a mild-mannered, '50s-era five-year-old, but when there's trouble in the tub, he's Bathman! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"In the hands of, say, Luc Sante, this tale of the London lowlife would have been gold. As it is, general readers should hold out for the movie."
A tale of two crimes: the first, an endlessly juicy mystery that captivated England in the late 18th century; the second, the tragedy of that fascinating episode being done in by lifeless prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEEKMAN’S BIG DEAL by Michael de Guzman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"You could say this story is a big deal. (Fiction. 10+)"
Twelve-year-old New Yorker Beekman O'Day has lived in 14 different homes and attended nine schools. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"One thing's for sure: The show must go on! (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Henrietta Hornbuckle was born into Filbert's Traveling Clown Circus and is determined to stay a clown forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAMBOOZLERS by Michael de Guzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 5, 2005

"Still, the story hums, the slightly bittersweet ending is fitting and the characters are so affable that the reader just goes with it. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When this charming, loose-limbed, fairy-grandfather story begins, Albert Rosegarden, a 12-year-old boy who lives with his hardworking waitress mother, has just been suspended from school for insulting his teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING STINKO by Michael de Guzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2007

"De Guzman's commentary on the potential pitfalls of America's foster-care system is honest in its portrayal of a boy who's been on his own since birth, his life on the street a powerful thumbnail view of that harsh existence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Abandoned as an infant, Newboy becomes part of the state's child-care system and over the next 11 years is placed in one foster home after another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELONHEAD by Michael de Guzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2002

"Here's a ride worth taking, not so much for its destination as for the characters—and insights—gathered along the way. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A 12-year-old takes a long bus trip to self-discovery in this wry, winning debut. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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