Search Results: "Bruce McCandless III"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A well-executed journey into the macabre that should give anyone pause before walking through a desolate area at night."
In McCandless' debut horror novel, a ragtag crew sets out after a killer leaving a gruesome trail through the East Texas wilderness. Read full book review >

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Beatrice and the Basilisk by Bruce McCandless III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2012

"This brief but powerful dragon story soars."
In McCandless' (The Krottkey Chronicles, 2013) novella, a young Texas girl of today must fight a terrifying dragon.Read full book review >

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Color War by Bruce McCandless
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An evocative, nostalgic coming-of-age tale and examination of bigotry."
A teenager at an East Texas summer camp in 1974 gets involved in a racial dispute in McCandless' (Sour Lake, 2011) second novel.Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2017

"Delightful verse and surprisingly useful tips make this a winner."
Carson and Bruce McCandless' (Six Poems and a Song, 2017, etc.) light-verse guide to surviving middle school explains and rates common dangers and provides survival tips. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK BOOK OF CYRENAICA by Bruce McCandless
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2015

"Not for the squeamish, but skillful, often elegant prose compensates for a disturbing tale about an American mission in Africa."
Cyrenaica—once part of the nation of Tripoli—becomes the setting for a historical novel detailing the brutal 1805 trek through the Sahara Desert during the U.S.'s first foreign military action. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL I WANTED TO BE by Sarah Grace McCandless
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Though marketed to an adult crowd, this story's focus and the voice are unmistakably YA."
A family secret forces a gawky teen to grow up quickly, in McCandless's second stab at fiction. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A dispiriting reminder that youth is wasted on the young."
First-novelist McCandless revisits—in loosely connected chapters—the cringe-making years of adolescent missteps and mistakes. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MAX AND PINKY by III Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Fans of Janet Morgan Stoeke's similarly terse, comic Minerva Louise tales will enjoy the sly humor, and be pleased to see the two buddies happily reunited at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Eaton constructs a warm affirmation of budship featuring a boy, a piglet, lots of marshmallows and not much else. Read full book review >

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SUPERHEROES by III Eaton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Though perhaps a little less original than its predecessor, Eaton's thick black lines and sublime sense of humor will undoubtedly please fans and whet the public's appetite for future adventures. (Picture book 5-7)"
Evildoers and marshmallows beware: Max and Pinky are back for their second great adventure, and this time they're playing at battling the forces of evil as Mighty Max and Stubby Sidekick. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Consequently, he circles around and then disappointingly evades the critical question: If ethnic separatism threatens America, whose separatism is it anyway, and what do we do about it?"
A contradictory book of social and legal commentary that attempts to embrace so-called New America's increasingly multiracial character and deal with the author's lingering doubts about Americans' real capacity to live with our ethnic differences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1991

"Like Richard B. McAdoo's Eccentric Circles (p.34), which revealed an unexpected richness in RV travel, Scheer's zesty report points to an attractive alternative to the drudgery of car travel and the dizzying, impersonal hop from airport to airport. (Maps—not seen.)"
Author of several regional travel guides, Scheer, a radio disc jockey, spent six weeks traveling nearly 14,000 miles on Amtrak. Read full book review >