Search Results: "C. Drew Lamm"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Share this somewhat confusing but enjoyably lighthearted episode with fans of William J. Brooke's wry retellings. (Picture book/folklore. 7-10)"
This urbane take on a classic folktale begins earlier than the standard version. Read full book review >

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GAUCHADA by C. Drew Lamm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"In making this Gauchada, the author and illustrator have given readers a lovely gift and knowledge of a charming custom that deserves to spread. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The familiar story of an object that is passed from person to person is given an unusual twist in this poetic, Spanish-sprinkled tale set in the pampas of Argentina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES by C. Drew Lamm
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"This is a tale best told at Halloween, but right any time a good scare is in order. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An older sister's literary torment of her brother backfires in this spooky tale of pirates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOWER OF SHADOWS by Drew C. Bowling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Covers familiar ground, but Bowling's authorial sincerity manages to keep the journey interesting."
Bowling's debut is a fast-paced, accessible fantasy epic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BITTERSWEET by Drew Lamm
FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2003

"Serious issues, such as attempted date rape and the death of an elderly family member, are unrealistically depicted in this nonetheless realistic portrayal of an individual's struggle to come to terms with herself. (Fiction. YA)"
In a typical first-person teen narrative, an artistic type discovers that the world doesn't revolve around her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CREEPY CASE FILES OF MARGO MALOO by Drew Weing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A tough, ambitious, and courageous heroine is always welcome, and Margo and Charles are an odd couple kids will enjoy rooting for. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
In the grand tradition of childhood adventures executed free from adult interference, this graphic novel takes readers on escapades involving two young monster hunters and the ghosts, goblins, and other wicked beasties lurking in the underbelly of their city. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT EASY BEING NUMBER THREE by Drew Dernavich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An acclaimed cartoonist in the adult world has created a solid hit for children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Number Three feels bored with being a number, he seeks other uses for his highly distinguishable shape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSION MOON by Drew Brockington
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"With its appealing blend of cuteness, substance, and humor, this should have readers over the moon. (Graphic science fiction. 6-10)"
A group of adorable astronaut cats must venture to the moon to remediate the Earth's energy crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXPENDABLE ASSETS by Drew Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2011

"Though a slow start dims its shine, Howell's freshman effort satisfies without indulging in dramatics."
In Howell's debut thriller about terrorism, conspiracy and corruption, a former government operative with a troubled past teams up with an FBI agent to untangle a dangerous web that stretches from Afghanistan to Washington. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POSTMORTAL by Drew Magary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Magary has created a smartly realized vision of a planet that's hit the skids, but it could use more interesting residents."
One man blogs civilization's slow, terrifying decline after a cure for aging is discovered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDFLOWER by Drew Barrymore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"It's easy to like Barrymore, and even if her life isn't quite an open book, we get an often funny, occasionally tear-jerking picture of a woman who has replaced past darkness with love and light and who just wants everyone to be happy."
An endearing, earnest, lightly cultivated garden of stories from the actress. Read full book review >