Search Results: "Brad Thor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LIONS OF LUCERNE by Brad Thor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Screenplay prose."
Debut thriller from the host of PBS's Traveling Lite proves its own title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK LIST by Brad Thor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 2012

"A fair but predictable thriller."
Thor (Full Black, 2011, etc.) returns with his latest thriller featuring ex-Navy SEAL and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST COMMANDMENT by Brad Thor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Incessant action and artless narration for G. Gordon Liddy fans."
A terrorist mysteriously allowed to leave Guantánamo visits biblical plagues on the friends and relations of a Secret Service agent for whom he carries a mammoth grudge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG NIGHT OUT by Thor Wickstrom
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"Lighthearted and funny, a book to try with older groups as well as preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In the first book he's not only written but illustrated, Wickstrom adopts an exuberant verse form, echoing Lear's ``The Owl and the Pussycat,'' to describe the partying of a mouse, a goose, and a ``bear [who] wore a cape he had sewn from a drape,/ With a monocle and a cravat./ (What a dude!)/ With a monocle and a cravat!'' When they leave the uptown club where they've been carousing (over milk and juice), they're broke; rather than trudging home, they beg a ride on a friend's boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"A fine addition to the single-issue science genre."
"From tropical rain forests to alpine meadows and arctic tundra, seed plants dominate landscapes and define ecosystems." In fact, they make up more than 90 percent of land flora. Read full book review >

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GREEN WAS THE EARTH ON THE SEVENTH DAY by Thor Heyerdahl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"The absorbing testament of a wise old Viking who remains one of planet Earth's most devoted and persuasive stewards. (28 photos, not seen)"
Explorer Heyerdahl (Easter Island, 1989, etc.) offers an engaging memoir of the South Seas idyll that launched him on his controversial anthropological theories and lifelong commitment to conservation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A delightful ramble through the byways of evolution and the wonderful world of birds."
When a vulture feather accidentally dropped at his feet as he watched the birds fly overhead, field biologist and conservationist Hanson (The Impenetrable Forest, 2000) felt called upon to choose feathers as the subject of his next book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP SEA by Annika Thor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Readers who have come to love Stephie will be glad to see her world expand. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The third installment in a proposed quartet of books about Stephie's experiences as a Jewish refugee in Sweden during World War II that began with Batchelder-winning Faraway Island (2009) and honor book The Lily Pond (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAJAMA DAY by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Isn't there one in every class? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURKEY SURPRISE by Peggy Archer
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Even the most carnivorous listeners will enjoy this yummy addition to any collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two pilgrim brothers set off to hunt up a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE AND THE MUD HOLE by Valerie Reddix
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 1992

"Wickstrom's lively action, broadly comical animal characters, and sunny colors add substantially to the attractions. (Young reader. 4-8)"
Millie, a pig, knows ``everything there was to know about mud.'' She loves it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAREY STREET CAT by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"This team's The Rainbow Watchers, published simultaneously in the same format, also considers fitting in and the meaning of art, but the storyline is not as strong. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Jenkins, a cat, gets along happily on Carey Street once Harry has pointed out to the neighbors who object to Jenkins's wandering from house to house that the cat's life is not so different from Harry's: he splits the week between his divorced parents. Read full book review >