Search Results: "Andrew T. Pelletier"


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 >

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SIXTEEN MILES TO SPRING by Andrew Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Richly imaginative, with the harbingers of spring quirky enough, yet equally recognizable, to impart a sense of the magic in store for all of us. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Pelletier's lovely and carefree story, supplied with Krenina's lovely, iridescent art, tells of the coming of spring, that special moment when the air imparts a note of change. Read full book review >

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

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

THE WEIGHT OF WINTER by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A likely cause of cabin fever, no matter what the local climate."
Winter indeed becomes a weighty matter in this long-winded tale of two months in the life of back-country Maine—an area already thoroughly plumbed in the previous The Funeral Makers (1986) and Once Upon a Time on the Banks (1989). Read full book review >

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THE GRAPHIC ALPHABET by David Pelletier
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"They take a little time to decipher; for those already accomplished at ABC basics, the extra work will be worth every minute. (Picture book. 3+)"
This clever, at times challenging, alphabet book is as graphically beautiful as Chris Van Allsburg's The Z Was Zapped (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAMING SONNY HOME by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Pelletier hits just the right mix of vulnerability and humor in her latest work, leaving the reader hungry for more."
Pelletier (A Marriage Made at Woodstock, 1994, etc.) is funnier than ever in this sardonic tale of an upstate Maine mother's love for her underachieving son—even as he's taking hostages in his ex-wife's trailer home and babbling to the press that John Lennon made him do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUMMER EXPERIMENT by Cathie Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Still, the science-fiction theme provides an interesting twist to a heartfelt depiction of a summer of emerging self-realization. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
After huge craft that might be alien spaceships appear in the skies above remote Allagash, Maine, 11-year-old Roberta investigates. Read full book review >

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THE ONE-WAY BRIDGE by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A welcome return for the author."
Pelletier's long-awaited addition to the tragicomic annals of fictional Mattagash, Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HALF WIVES by Stacia Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Well-crafted characters struggling alone with shared grief furnishes a coursing river on which this intriguing story effortlessly flows. Tough to put down."
Pelletier's (Accidents of Providence, 2012) second novel unfolds a complex story in the span of 24 hours—the dreaded yet celebrated anniversary of Henry and Marilyn Plageman's son Jack's birth...and death. Read full book review >

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A MARRIAGE MADE AT WOODSTOCK by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1994

"Yuppie angst rendered hilarious and human by the effervescent wit of rising star Pelletier. (Author tour)"
Frederick Stone, Woodstock hippie turned oblivious accountant, may have sold his marriage up the river when he sold out to yuppie greed in this exuberant latest from Pelletier (The Bubble Reputation, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >