Search Results: "Bill Briggs"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Not to be confused with the 1997 Richard Vetere novel of the same name, Briggs's book provides an equally entertaining story, with the added benefit of being true."
Intriguing glimpse into the Vatican saint-making process. Read full book review >

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THE PUDDLEMAN by Raymond Briggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

It hasn't rained for ages, but that's not enough to prevent a young lad from revisiting favorite puddles from earlier walks. Read full book review >

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UG by Raymond Briggs
by Raymond Briggs, illustrated by Raymond Briggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Beneath the satiric barbs there's a touch of poignancy to this tale of a da Vinci just a few dozen millennia ahead of his time. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Suggesting that some things haven't changed since the Stone Age, Briggs (A Bit More Bert, p. 1300, etc.) introduces a moon-faced lad who infuriates his clueless parents by insistently questioning things-as-they-are. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Well intended, but narrower and less effectively written than P.W. Singer's recent Children at War (2004)."
A glancing treatment of an ever more common phenomenon: the use of children to wage war and terror. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN JIM by Raymond Briggs
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2008

"A short, sweet and meaningful volume."
This slim volume, a reissue of a 1980 work, has seminal significance in the development of the graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR by Raymond Briggs
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Slightly precious, but funny. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Tilly wakes to find a gigantic, affectionate polar bear filling her room, nearly, in this oversized thematic soul mate to Briggs's classic The Snowman (1978). Read full book review >

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Guardian of the Golden Gate by Kevin Briggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"Important, deeply compassionate insights on how to best prevent suicide."
In thisdebutmemoir, a retired cop shares his life experiences and insights that contributed to his helping hundreds of people decide against suicide. Read full book review >

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FUTURE THREAT by Elizabeth Briggs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2017

"A quick and satisfying middle volume that may make readers almost wish it was the end. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
The second installment in Briggs' time-travel trilogy introduces new players and conspiracies that threaten Elena's present and future. Read full book review >

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RIVER MARKED by Patricia Briggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A more than acceptable example of an extremely popular subgenre of urban fantasy."
Those who fight evil never have real vacations; case in point, the sixth Mercy Thompson book, in which a camping honeymoon turns very bloody. Read full book review >

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DEPTH OF DECEIT by Betty  Briggs
Released: Sept. 18, 2009

"Featherweight, homespun crime fiction anchored by a winning protagonist."
The trials and tribulations of an equestrian Utah attorney. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The circumstances surrounding the decline of a belief in witchcraft deserve an additional volume from this able researcher and deft writer. (3 maps)"
An impressively researched cross-cultural exploration of a disturbing phenomenon in European history. Read full book review >

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LIGHTHOUSE LULLABY by Kelly Paul Briggs
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 1, 2001

"Old-fashioned sweetness. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Safety and serenity radiate from the pages of this gently soporific bedtime rhyme. Read full book review >