Search Results: "Andy Runton"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT LIGHTS AND STARRY NIGHTS by Andy Runton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Young readers and pre-readers alike will respond strongly to the tale's elemental drama and clearly defined emotional arc. (Graphic picture book. 2-5)"
The small owl with big eyes and equally outsized heart makes new friends on a nocturnal outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS ALL AFLUTTER! by Andy Runton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"New format, new look, same 'Aw, shucks' story, art and characters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Graphic novelist Runton trades off page count for picture-book-bright hues and tones in his first all-color Owly story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN by Andy Rash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Silly and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Archie's fearless and daring adventures have earned him the congratulations and admiration of the other penguins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DELIA'S DULL DAY by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Young readers will chuckle at Delia's cluelessness—and maybe think twice about their own assumptions. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An amusing visual riff on the frequent refrain "nothing ever happens to me." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STARRY GIRAFFE by Andy Bergmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gracious, humorous exploration of generosity and gratitude. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A hungry giraffe plucks apple after apple for a steady stream of friends, until the tree is bare and she is tired—but she will eat soon! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOOR by Andy Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"The unwieldy plot twists and turns, always creating new questions, but it leaves an uncomfortably large aperture—an unfinished hero's journey or, more aptly, a literary purgatory. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Hannah Silver, armed solely with some newfound knowledge and her three imaginary friends, crosses a forbidden threshold to try to find the soul of her recently, unexpectedly deceased—likely murdered—mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Engaging portrait of a journey of self-discovery, leading to the liberating knowledge that joy and freedom often come from accepting limitations."
NPR commentator Raskin's laugh-out-loud memoir yields surprising insights about belatedly growing up in his mid-30s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2002

"Cash in your chips and go home with a good book about poker—like this one."
An inveterate poker player madly devoted to the insidious card game presents tales from the world of scarred and victorious veterans wrapped up in a technical hornbook on some of the fine points of play and a primer of the philosophy and practice of gambling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"A delightfully written, sensibly organized volume. Printed updates to come twice a year, plus frequent online updates at www.giantpath.com."
A clearheaded guide to navigating the labyrinthian web of online music services. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON’S EYE by Andy Oakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2004

"A masterly depiction of modern Shanghai and an admirable hero fall victim to excessive length and intrusive, improbable American politics."
High-level corruption and the chaos of modern China darken the perilous life of an honest policeman investigating a gruesome multiple murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"Tabloidism on a giant scale: hot revelations, breathless prose, and a sleazy story that slows only near the end, as a burnt-out Hill drags herself across Europe. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.) (Film rights to Lorimar)"
Edmonds, having unlocked the closets of Fatty Arbuckle (Frame- Up!, 1990) and Thelma Todd (Hot Toddy, 1989), continues as the Kitty Kelley of dead Hollywood celebs in this superbly researched, highly sensationalized bio of Virginia Hill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD BOY by Andy Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Barring the intermittently self-important tone and preachy anti-drug caveats, this is an evocative, albeit uneven portrait of the limitless privileges and life-draining pressures of day-to-day life in the rock 'n' roll touring bubble."
Guitarist of a quintessential '80s British New Wave rock group reflects on the "roller coaster ride" of pop stardom. Read full book review >