Search Results: "Bill Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"An overdose of mystery, the clipped ending and uneven writing undercut this title, but considering the high demand for kids' Christian fiction and the proportionally short supply, it's likely that The Elijah Project will find a devoted following nonetheless. (Thriller. 8-12)"
The first outing in the Christian-based supernatural-thriller series The Elijah Project features 16-year-old Zack, 13-year-old Piper and their six-year-old brother Elijah. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Though the parable is handled lightheartedly, it cleverly conveys all the essential elements of the story in a memorable way that children will enjoy. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
This retelling of the well-known parable is anything but staid: The travelers who need help are a family of roly-poly bugs, and the Good Samaritan is a stinkbug whose insect name describes his most apparent (but not most important) characteristic. Read full book review >

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MY PEN by Christopher Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Poignant, vulnerable, wise. (Picture book. 7-12)"
A boy describes everything his pen can do, from the literal to the metaphorical. Read full book review >

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TIME OF THE WITCHES by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Nevertheless, it's a moodily readable take on a story that continues to fascinate. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Myers overlays a melancholy love story on top of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

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ETHAN BETWEEN US by Anna Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will only wish the discussion, curtailed abruptly when Ethan heroically attempts to save a retarded girl in a fire, could have been brought to a more prosaic, less explosive, ending. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Myers (The Keeping Room, 1997, etc.) returns to the red-dirt section of Oklahoma, exploring the line between inspiration and madness. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S CHAIR by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Though some twists, such as Robin's pursuit of hunky student Kash Edge while still supposedly in charge, aren't all that funny, her chatty narrative and sometimes-misplaced self-confidence keep the tone light. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a distinct change of pace, Myers turns in a screwball comedy. Read full book review >

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HOGGEE by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Howard's a nice young man and well-drawn, and the time and place are well-evoked. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Fourteen-year-old Howard Gardner is a hoggee, a boy who drives the mules that pull boats along the Erie Canal in the 1830s. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH DEATH by Amy Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Suffering succotash! The feisty heroine Myers (Classic at Bay, 2016, etc.) places at the center of this new series has an affinity for food-based alliteration and a knack for discovering secrets. Like so many other cozies harkening back to the past, it supplies plenty of suspects and a surprise ending."
A chef suddenly finds herself acting as a detective in Jazz Age England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AS THE WORLD CHURNS by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Fans of the clever, sarcastic, engaging Magdalena will doubtless find this adventure just as rollicking as all her others (Hell Hath No Curry, 2006, etc.), even if they're hard-pressed to find much mystery."
A fast-talking Mennonite innkeeper's latest scheme for publicizing her inn puts her loved ones in danger. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF PIE by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Magdalena may be smart and amusing, but her atrocious alliterative amalgamations will alienate many a reader."
The maven of Mennonite mysteries is at it again. Read full book review >

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JAZZ by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2006

"This offering stands as a welcome addition to the literature of jazz: In a genre all too often done poorly for children, it stands out as one of the few excellent treatments. (Picture book/poetry. 8+)"
A cycle of 15 poems and vivid, expressive paintings celebrate that most American genre of music: jazz. Read full book review >