Search Results: "Bill Dedman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Clark is an intriguing figure with a story that will interest many, but the book misses the mark as an in-depth exposé."
An investigation into the secretive life of the youngest daughter and heiress to a Gilded Age copper tycoon. Read full book review >

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FOREIGN BODIES by Stephen Dedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 27, 1999

"Sexually charged but undisciplined: it might find some resonance among readers with gender-identity conflicts, but for the most part a splenetic, nonconstructive rant."
Science fiction outing for the author of the excellent mystery/fantasy The Art of Arrow Cutting (1997). Read full book review >

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SHADOWS BITE by Stephen Dedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Builds Dedman's fan base but adds no luster to his oeuvre."
Sequel to Australian Dedman's debut thriller, The Art of Arrow Cutting (1997), a Stoker Award finalist, again features freelance photographer Michelangelo "Mage" Magistrale. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF ARROW CUTTING by Stephen Dedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1997

"An agreeable blend of oriental fantasy and noir-ish sleuthing: a polished, well-organized debut, complemented by Dedman's nice light touch on the tiller."
In Australia writer Dedman's first novel, drifter-photographer Michelangelo ``Mage'' Magistrale runs into beautiful blond Amanda Sharmon in a small Canadian town. Read full book review >

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TRANSFORMED by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Closing with a look at 11 basic substances (plus one process, 'Recycling'), this behind-the-scenes-at-the-factory tour isn't going to dislodge David Macaulay's New Way Things Work (1998) from the top of the heap of similar titles, but it makes good light fare for casual browsing. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Slavin boils down the processing or construction of 39 common products, from baseballs to kitty litter, into a few steps—each of which is illustrated with a cartoon scene featuring a crew of thumb-sized workers in overalls. Read full book review >

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LOOK AND SEE by Bill Kontzias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"What's 'not-the-same' as any given I Spy title? Not much. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a set of side-by-side scenes made with scads of small toys, buttons, stones, plastic letters or craft materials, Kontzias invites viewers to spot which items have been moved or removed. Read full book review >

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BEARD IN A BOX by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Yes, dads are awesome, and if you hang out with them, they'll teach you to be awesome too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy scientifically proves that it's the beard that makes his dad so awesome. So…how to get one? Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"Equal parts funny and profound. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A straight, white wisecracking atheist from New York City finds both his mind and heart opened when he spends a summer in Billings, Montana, with his estranged, dying father. Read full book review >

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OPENLY STRAIGHT by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2013

"An eye-opening story of wish fulfillment. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Going back into the closet isn't as easy as it seems. Read full book review >

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A REALLY SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING by Bill Bryson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

In this abridged and illustrated version of his Short History of Nearly Everything (2003), Bryson invites a younger crowd of seekers on a tour of time, space and science—from the Big Bang and the birth of the solar system to the growth and study of life on Earth. Read full book review >