Search Results: "Carolyn Otto"


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PIONEER CHURCH by Carolyn Otto
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"By capturing such particulars, from the archaic sound of people's names to the creeping suburban sprawl, Otto and Lloyd create a record of the larger picture of transformation in the landscape. (Picture book. 6-10)"
This fictional history of a church records not just the architectural changes it underwent over the years, but the links and connections with both the congregation that built the church and the culture that spawned it. Read full book review >

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WHAT COLOR IS CAMOUFLAGE? by Carolyn Otto
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1996

"A careful integration of text and illustration makes this an especially useful title in the series, as well as an attractive one. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
This handsome title in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series shows and describes animal camouflage. Read full book review >

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OUR PUPPIES ARE GROWING by Carolyn Otto
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"An excellent resource for new and prospective owners, as well as the merely curious. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
This newest entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series examines the early stages of a puppy's development, from gestation to approximately eight weeks. Read full book review >

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THE VAMPIRE ARCHIVES by Otto Penzler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"We're on the edge of our seats."
"Rubbish, Watson, rubbish! What have we to do with walking corpses who can only be held in their grave by stakes driven through their hearts? Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Part reference, part guilty pleasure, part doorstop."
Veteran anthologist Penzler, who's had highly variable results commissioning new stories (Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table, 2007, etc.), turns back to the sure-fire past. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2009

"For all its ups and downs, well worth having for both its treasures from the past and the demonstration of how much vitality this neglected vein of crime fiction reveals."
Truth in labeling alert: Though all 15 stories veteran anthologist Penzler has collected are by African-American writers, most wouldn't count as noir. Read full book review >

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The You-Song by Joanne Otto
Released: April 3, 2013

"Attractive photos and easy-to-understand prose make a winning combination in this positive picture book."
A simple, encouraging picture book with a religious message. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOOK OF JACK THE RIPPER by Otto Penzler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The Ripper has been such a persistent inspiration in the mystery and horror genres that no anthology can truly be exhaustive. But if you finish this monumental collection and find yourself with an appetite for more, consider seeking professional help."
Truth in labeling alert: Penzler's latest plus-sized anthology differs sharply from volumes like Maxim Jakubowski's The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper because it doesn't focus mainly on the world's most famous real-life serial killer but rather on his fictional epigones. Read full book review >

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BIBLIOMYSTERIES by Otto Penzler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"No matter. Readers who love books will love reading about books, the people who love them, the people who kill for them, and the people who kill with them—often the very same people."
Indefatigable mystery bookseller/editor Penzler (The Big Book of Jack the Ripper, 2016, etc.) has assembled—wait for it—a collection of 15 stories linking murders to books, originally commissioned between 2011 and 2013 as feuilletons distributed by the Mysterious Bookshop. Read full book review >