Search Results: "Chris Butler"


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Released: April 1, 2001

"Loosely linked, both to one another and to a set of playful recipes aimed at chefs of diverse expertise, the poems are sometimes haunting, sometimes laugh-out-loud hilarious, always surprising—and Butler's picture-book debut is nothing short of brilliant. (Picture book/poetry. 6+)"
More magical, mystical nonsense verse from one of children's literature's great maverick talents, coupled with astonishing, accomplished paper sculptures from a newcomer. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME IN THE JUNGLE by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Easily fitting the original tune, this is sure to send many little ones off to dreamland. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Following the format of the familiar "Over in the Meadow," this gently illustrated book is a calmer version of those that have recently been published. Read full book review >

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WHOSE BABY AM I? by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ideal for the smallest explorer, Butler's book of cuddlesome creatures is enchanting. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Simple text introduces young children to an array of animal babies. Read full book review >

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PI-SHU by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

It's difficult to resist the universal appeal of pandas, and this slight tale of a young one and his mother is no exception. Read full book review >

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THE HERMIT THRUSH SINGS by Susan Butler
Released: March 1, 1999

"Devoted fans of the post-disaster genre may take to this, but for depth of character and detail, there are far more precisely imagined outsider tales, from Eloise McGraw's Moorchild (1996) to Anne Mazer's Oxboy (1993). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Butler's first novel has plausibility problems, but readers may be drawn to the characters inhabiting this post-holocaust fantasy. Read full book review >

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COFFIN KNOWS THE ANSWER by Gwendoline Butler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"Still, every procedural detail, from the workings of the Second City force to the personnel's inevitable personal problems, rings as true as ever."
John Coffin (Coffin's Ghost, 2001, etc.) has been knighted for his services as Chief Commander of Police in London's fictitious Second City, but whatever public attention he's drawn has only made his job harder. Read full book review >

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CRACKING OPEN A COFFIN by Gwendoline Butler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"A bit flawed by its unusually choppy narrative style and by a too heavy concentration on Coffin's psyche—but, still, solid work in one of the genre's most interesting series."
Crises—personal and professional—beset Chief Commander John Coffin of the Second City of London police (Coffin on Murder Street, etc.) as he grapples with the disappearance of local University students Amy Dean and Martin Blackhall, son of University Rector Sir Thomas Blackhall. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Perhaps one could argue that a more fitting, albeit less flattering, comparison might be Sid (Vicious) and Nancy (Spungeon)."
How one views this gossamer-thin account of the doomed Doors frontman and his equally troubled common-law wife rests largely on one's (forgive the expression) ``perception of the Doors.'' This book will be tonic to those eager for more dish on the man they regard as the Rimbaud-esque cynosure of the angst-filled '60s generation. Read full book review >