Search Results: "Bryan Devore"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ASPEN ACCOUNT by Bryan Devore
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Devore displays a sure hand in a tight, eminently readable thriller certain to draw a substantial following."
With taut suspense, Devore's debut features an accountant turned crime solver. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF INNOCENCE by Bryan Devore
Released: April 15, 2013

"An enticing plotline, lifelike characters, high octane prose and penetrating visualizations combine to create a compelling, hair-raising story that may not be as far from reality as readers may think."
Under the pretense of writing his dissertation, fearless graduate student Ian Lawrence finds himself at the center of Germany's most savage organized crime syndicate in Devore's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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The Paris Protection by Bryan Devore
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Occasionally meanders but stuffed with explosive thrills."
In his third thriller, Devore (The Price of Innocence, 2013, etc.) plunges readers into the tense and tactical world of Secret Service agents pushed to their limits when the president's life is threatened on foreign soil.Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BRYAN by Ashley  Bryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"When he concludes, 'I've enjoyed walking the island with you,' readers will believe him. (Autobiography. 9 & up)"
A joyous photo of the author with outstretched arms on the cover invites readers to join him on a walk through his life, present and past. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BREAK A BOY by Laurie Devore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Confusing, directionless, and unremarkable. (Fiction. 15-17)"
If the Heathers had had smartphones. Read full book review >

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WAKE OF DECEPTION by Sasha DeVore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2016

"A vivid dystopian tale with a truly apocalyptic twist."
In this YA sci-fi debut, a teen searches for his place in a world ravaged by war and run by otherworldly beings. Read full book review >

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LET IT SHINE by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Incorporated into these final spreads with the music are concluding illustrations for every song, each focusing on a shining source of light. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
An extra-large trim size, a vibrant palette and Bryan's glorious cut-paper collage illustrations add up to a marvelous interpretation of three traditional African-American spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." Read full book review >

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ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Note on the spirituals. (Nonfiction. 4+)"
Twenty splendid examples of spirituals are provided with simple arrangements by David Manning Thomas (guitar chords also included). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT HAS EARS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Every country boasts its own proverbs, but unless US children study a foreign language or live in a bilingual family, their exposure to these pithy sayings can be limited. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still, the rolling language and appealing illustrations make this a must. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Blackbird shares his gifts with the birds of Africa in this colorful read-aloud. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Bryan makes real and palpable what chattel slavery meant and how it affected those who were enslaved; every child who studies American slavery would benefit from experiencing this historically grounded web of narratives. (author's note) (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Bryan gives voices to the voiceless and presents the dreams of slaves who went to the grave without living them. Read full book review >

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CAN'T SCARE ME! by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This musical trickster breathes new life into an old tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Anansi. It's Coyote. No, it's a boy wonder who knows no fear. Read full book review >