Search Results: "Brandon Marie Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A thoughtful and attractive presentation of a complex and intriguing topic. (extensive bibliography and endnotes) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A collection of fascinating tales of women's trials and triumphs during the years of settlement in the West. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON FOR KIDS by Brandon Marie Miller
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Still, the volume offers the chance to delve into Jefferson's life and be inspired by the range of his interests. (acknowledgments, timeline, places to visit, websites, bibliography) (Biography. 9 & up)"
More than anything, Thomas Jefferson wished to be remembered for the Declaration of Independence, the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and the founding of the University of Virginia—this book muddies those waters. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A valuable and entertaining resource for both budding historians and those seeking biographical information on a few of the many nearly forgotten women of that time. (index not seen) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A collection of brief yet informative biographies of American women of the Colonial era. Read full book review >

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DRAGONWATCH by Brandon Mull
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"Fans of the series will welcome a new story arc stocked with familiar characters, settings, and adventures. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
After narrowly averting a demon apocalypse in the previous series, Fablehaven sibs Seth and Kendra face a new threat to the world. Read full book review >

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PIRATES OF THE SEA! by Brandon Dorman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"As pirate fare goes, this is far from the only ship on the sea, but it does sail along smartly. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A pirate yarn sails familiar territory in satisfyingly rollicking fashion. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise."
Photographer and author Stanton returns with a companion volume to Humans of New York (2013), this one with similarly affecting photographs of New Yorkers but also with some tales from his subjects' mouths.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Trying too hard to be strange, the effect is not fun but forced. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Searching for his grandfather, Oculator Alcatraz Smedry follows him to Egypt and into the Library of Alexandria. Read full book review >

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BIG WISH by Brandon Robshaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"The appealing premise and occasional humor will probably carry readers past the obvious message of this predictable account of wish-fulfillment gone awry. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Life gets dull when all your wishes come true. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND MANY DEATHS OF HARRY HOUDINI by Ruth Brandon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Apart from occasional slips into a corny carny-huckster style and insertions of irrelevant anecdotes of her own experiences, Brandon has written an entertaining biography of a legendary figure. (24 pages of b&w photos, not seen)"
Houdini's fame is so great that he is more a metaphor for magical escape than a man, but Brandon's (The New Women and the Old Men, 1990) biography readably explores both his act's archetypal appeal and his obsessive personality. Read full book review >

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RULES OF EVIDENCE by Jay Brandon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"The deft final twist is the best part of this competent but disappointing sequel to Brandon's Edgar-nominated Fade the Heat (1990)."
Black San Antonio lawyer Raymond Boudro takes on the defense of Mike Stennett, a racist cop who's been his longtime adversary, when Stennett's accused of fatally beating Gordon ``Hoss'' Frazier. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF SELF by Brandon Sanderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A fast-paced fantasy adventure set in a fascinating world and populated with lovable, memorable characters."
A fantasy thriller about a supernatural assassin and a city on the brink of collapse. Read full book review >