Search Results: "Byron Preiss"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN THE WORLD by Byron Preiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The Umbrella Thief from Sri Lanka and The Hidden House from England have been available in the US for years, but most of the new books will be new to readers. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection) (Anthology. 9-12)"
The Best Children's Books In The World ($29.95; Nov. 1996; 320 pp.; 0-8109-1246-5): The valid but adult-oriented introduction by Jeffrey Garrett should not ensconce this treasury of 15 children's books from around the world on the reference shelves. Read full book review >

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THE ULTIMATE WITCH by Byron Preiss
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"John Skipp and Craig Spector, 1989, outclasses this zombie collection)—but, still, two strong bets for horror fans."
Generous collections of horror stories, nearly all original, that comprise the fourth and fifth volumes of the publisher's Ultimate series (previous volumes, not reviewed, covered Dracula, Frankenstein, and werewolves). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"If this collection spawns annual volumes, they'll need to be more representative and timely—or carry a different title."
This grab-bag, scattershot selection might appeal to fans of contemporary comics but won't win converts or satisfy the curious. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 12, 1988

"A serious disappointment, but it'll probably turn up in most Chandler fans' Christmas stockings anyway."
Preiss invited 23 authors to write a short story featuring private eye Philip Marlowe and, unfortunately, all of them agreed: despite their personal afterwards citing Chandler's humor, grace, style, their indebtness to him for their careers, etc., only three writers manage to honor Chandler; the rest merely pander or parody. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 1990

"A comprehensive overview that inspires as well as informs."
Science/sf writers Bova and Preiss present a wide-ranging discussion of mankind's search for alien life, along with an intriguing section on how amateurs can help scan for signals from distant planets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIKE by Byron Barton
Kirkus Star
by Byron Barton, illustrated by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A natural for group storytimes, though plenty of single tots will enjoy seeing Tom's seemingly quotidian world suddenly transformed. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Barton (My Car, 2001; My Bus, 2014) wheels out another conveyance—but sends this one rolling past a set of escalating surprises to a high-wire climax. Read full book review >

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MY BUS by Byron Barton
by Byron Barton, illustrated by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"A pleasant ride, dissonance between the actual and described setting notwithstanding. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In an elemental bit of grouping and number play, Joe the bus driver picks up and drops off animal passengers on his route. Read full book review >

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WEE LITTLE WOMAN by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

The echoes of other versions of this tale gain all the invigorating impact of an original in Barton's capable hands. Read full book review >

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MY HOUSE by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"The targeted diaperati will likely be similarly enervated by this bland open house. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A ginger cat introduces young viewers to his personal house and world. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS, DINOSAURS by Byron Barton
Released: March 10, 1989

"Scientific names and their pronunciations are given on the endpapers."
Using an extremely simple text, the author of several informational books for the very young—on such subjects as wheels, airports, and boats—takes on the animal world with a look at a favorite topic: "A long time ago. . .There were dinosaurs with horns and dinosaurs with spikes." Read full book review >

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MY CAR by Byron Barton
by Byron Barton, illustrated by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"With a dazzling kaleidoscope of energetic hues illuminating the pages, small children will be entranced by this appealing tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fledgling car-enthusiasts can learn all about the wonderful world of automobiles as Sam proudly touts the merits of his zippy red car. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUILDING A HOUSE by Byron Barton
Released: April 6, 1981

You could almost, watching, do it yourself—by carefully noting the steps depicted in each bright, brisk, clearly delineated picture. Read full book review >