Search Results: "Charlie Small"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Whether he'll get back home in time for tea is anybody's guess. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
On pages designed to look as if they come from a grubby notebook, an eight-year-old explorer records and illustrates fantastical adventures that start (and perhaps stay, to judge from internal hints) in his own backyard. Read full book review >

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LIVING HELL by Catherine Jinks
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"In a word—AWESOME. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Gleeful Alien-esque action adventure. Read full book review >

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DAREDEVIL DUCK by Charlie Alder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Simple, sweet, and very effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
He braves the wild and performs daring stunts...in his dreams. Read full book review >

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A MOMENT IN TIME by Bertrice Small
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"More popular diddly-squat, quite popular, from Small (Lost Love Found, 1989, etc.)."
Romantic twaddle that Small easily spins, with fantasy amid an airy narrative with the expected yodel of hyperventilating sex. Read full book review >

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HOOVER'S BRIDE by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As usual, Small displays both sharp wit and a lively imagination, but this is flat next to his other books, which are mostly about the value of being different rather than its perils. (Picture book. 6-8)"
More rhymed foolery from Small (George Washington's Cows, 1994, etc.), with an ending that may seem cold-hearted to some, and subtexts that don't bear too much scrutiny. Read full book review >

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STITCHES by David Small
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Graphic narrative at its most cathartic."
Emotionally raw, artistically compelling and psychologically devastating graphic memoir of childhood trauma. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERNEATH by Kathi Appelt
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Aided by Small's lively illustrations, Appelt intricately weaves these animals' ancient stories into Puck's survival saga to produce a magical tale of betrayal, revenge, love and the importance of keeping promises. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When fate separates them, an old hound dog and two foster kittens survive the dangers of the bayou to find one another. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY by Sarah Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2001

"Hannah's straightforward voice limns a warm appreciation for urban bustle while longing for, and loving, her much different rural life, with its strong religious and familial ties. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Young Hannah is visiting Chicago with her mother and her mother's friend, leaving their Amish farm for a week in the city. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL WORLDWIDE MONSTER GUIDE by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"As both a surefire read-aloud and a heads-up for prospective young travelers, this can't be beat. (Poetry. 7-10)"
As pithy and clever as Ogden Nash at his best, Ashman profiles 13 magical creatures from as many parts of the world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Decidedly unsatisfactory as a portrait of recovery from mental illness."
A sometimes vivid, sometimes vague first-person account of a truly dreadful life and the controversial form of therapy that helped the author come to grips with it. Read full book review >

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CHECKMATE by Karna Small Bodman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Revives memories of Jeanne Fitzpatrick and that wonderful Strategic Defense Initiative."
Anti-cruise-missile technology masterminded by a beautiful defense industry scientist may be critical to maintaining the balance of power as Pakistan and India come closer than usual to war. Read full book review >

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GAMBIT by Karna Small Bodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Modest techno-thrills, a modest romance and clunky writing."
Evildoers armed with the latest in stealth technology are taking out America's commercial airliners in midair, sending the forces of good on a crash course to save the American economy before it's too late. Read full book review >