Search Results: "Antony Sturdee"


BOOK REVIEW

Death and Rising Are Through Human Flesh by Walt March
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2013

"An impenetrable cosmic battle."
Metaphysics and murder collide in this uneasy sci-fi, mystery and Christian fiction mashup. Read full book review >

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GREEN LIZARDS VS. RED RECTANGLES by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A visually entertaining story of war and peace. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war, but neither can defeat the other. Read full book review >

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I'LL WAIT, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Certainly young readers will find Mr. Panda funny, will be tickled at the hyperbole, and may find the idea of a huge doughnut delectable to contemplate while waiting for their own surprises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A penguin is rewarded for patience. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A jolly British lark but with somewhat limited educational value. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a second wacky tale about the British monarch, Antony shows the high jinks that ensue when the queen's most precious accessory is snatched by a swan. Read full book review >

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PLEASE, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The essential words are right in the title—and somehow forgotten by all but one of the animals offered a selection of brightly colored doughnuts. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF BERLIN 1945 by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2002

"Richly detailed, gracefully written: a wrenching reminder that evil wears a human face. (16 maps, 49 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
"Few things reveal more about political leaders and their systems than the manner of their downfall," states military historian Beevor (Stalingrad, not reviewed, etc.), a sturdy thesis abundantly supported in his chronicle of the Third Reich's last days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG IDEA by Antony Archdeacon
Released: July 22, 2008

"A light, entertaining novel about greed, marital love and the inexplicable desire for solitude."
In Archdeacon's debut novel, a 58-year-old millionaire and member of the Queen's Counsel sells his house and belongings in an attempt to begin a new life alone while his wife is away. Read full book review >

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STALINGRAD by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"A painstakingly thorough study that will become a standard work on the battle of Stalingrad. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/History Book Club main selection)"
From independent historian Beevor (coauthor, Paris After the Liberation, 1994, etc.), a meticulously researched and gripping account of the horrific battle that culminated in the collapse of Adolf Hitler's blitzkrieg offensive in Russia, and ultimately ordained German defeat in WWII. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

Flute-playing band loser Kevin unexpectedly ups his mojo but loses respect when superjock Brandon Trent signs him on to compile The Book of Busts, a secret notebook that lists the body measurements of all the girls who go to the school. Read full book review >

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FIVE FLAVORS OF DUMB by Antony John
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Complex characterizations, authentic dialogue and realistic ups-and-downs give this title chart-topping potential. (Fiction. YA)"
Piper—gutsy, savvy and, yes, deaf—has signed her way into a gig that promises a big, necessary payoff: manager of Dumb, Seattle's Battle of the Bands winners. Read full book review >

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MIDDLEPOST by Antony Sher
Released: April 6, 1989

In his first novel, South African-born actor Sher, now living in England, offers an inventive and tragicomic vision of his birthplace through the misadventures of a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania—despised there as the family fool—who arrives at the Cape of Good Hope at the turn of the century. Read full book review >