Search Results: "Bryan Perro"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KEY TO BRAHA by Bryan Perro
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Perhaps readers of the first in the series will want to continue on, but this effort neither stands alone nor compels. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In the second of the series, 12-year-old Amos unwittingly takes on a hazardous mission: He's killed so he can pass into and fix a netherworld crowded with dead souls who aren't being permitted to pass on to their appointed fates. Read full book review >

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THE MASK WEARER by Bryan Perro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Occasionally complicated names aside, it's best considered training wheels for fantasy readers. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Chucking in characters, incidents and motifs from various mythologies and folktale traditions, Perro opens his Amos Daragon series—which runs to 12 volumes in the original French—with early exploits of his trickster hero against a brutal but stupid overlord (" ‘I'm boiling water for dinner, my good lord. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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by Julie Danielson

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BOOK REVIEW

NO PARKING AT THE END TIMES by Bryan Bliss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Thoughtful readers may take interest in Abigail's self-discoveries. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Even though the end of the world didn't happen, it still feels like it to Abigail. Read full book review >

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ETERNITY’S EDGE by Bryan Davis
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not for everyone, but a good choice for thoughtful readers with a taste for the Baroque. (Christian fantasy. YA)"
The second in this religious fantasy series offers an inventive premise and evocative imagery but a surrealistically convoluted plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"It is far better for us all to be as informed as possible to temper the excesses of biologists who might play God—as well as the Appleyards whose fearmongering posits science as the root of all evil."
Appleyard, a special-feature writer and columnist for the Sunday Times of London, is worried. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Christmas in Vermont by Bryan Mooney
Released: May 19, 2014

"Pretty as freshly fallen snow, and just as fluffy."
A jolly portrait of the perfect New England Christmas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Ed Savage And The Savage Murders Trilogy by Bryan Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2016

"Ruthless killers spark terrifying scenes throughout even if the ending remains a bit incomplete."
A relaxing excursion into the mountains turns into a nightmare when a New York family must face crazed, revenge-seeking killers in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"Other than spies, this book has little in common with spy thrillers, but it's just as captivating."
The uncommon family business of selling information to Russia proves exciting, lucrative and remarkably misguided. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALK TOGETHER CHILDREN by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 10, 1974

"In all, this is not quite the ideal format for a 'first book of spirituals,' but Bryan's illustrations have an emotional toughness not usually found in work for children — one which refutes, albeit not very subtly, the misconceived notion that spirituals are either submissive or sentimental."
Stark sobriety of mood and fluid overall design meet in Ashley Bryan's black and white prints which feature African people and motifs, often mixed with biblical subjects. Read full book review >