Search Results: "Chris Schweizer"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF THE FRANKENFROGS by Chris Schweizer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Silly fun with a smattering of science. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 7-11)"
Four lovable misfits known collectively as the Creeps must save their school from hideous, electrified Frankenfrogs. Read full book review >

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THE TROLLS WILL FEAST! by Chris Schweizer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"No slump here; a satisfying and rollicking sophomore offering that improves on the first. (Graphic science fiction/humor. 7-12)"
A group of smart misfits unearths a smelly supernatural threat that stands to destroy their entire town. Read full book review >

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TRICKY COYOTE TALES by Chris Schweizer
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Folktale purists will be driven looney tunes, but so what if the tone isn't completely authentic—who doesn't like to see a coyote fall off a cliff? (Graphic novel. 7-10)"
Not every folktale collection includes the words "BONK BONK BONK," but they fit perfectly here. Read full book review >

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THE BUSHES by Peter Schweizer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2004

"Exclusively for true believers. But even then . . ."
A shambling account of the Bush family's ascent to political prominence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"The absorbing if graceless text has photos- -not seen."
An exhaustively, if anecdotally, documented briefing on the threat posed by offshore corporations and governments that conduct intelligence-gathering campaigns against American business. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"This obsessive effort to fashion a faultless hero will remind readers of an earlier attempt to do the same—by Victor Frankenstein."
Tendentious and extremely partisan account of how the 40th president, disguised as a mild-mannered former actor, fought a never-ending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Worse, not a thought is entertained concerning the ethics or the possible illegality of many of these covert projects."
This latest in the flourishing genre of post-Cold War triumphalism argues that the various covert practices of the Reagan administration hastened the demise of an already decaying Soviet empire. Read full book review >

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CHAIN OF COMMAND by Caspar Weinberger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2005

"Genuine page-turner, expertly written, reminiscent at its best of James Grady's Six Days of the Condor."
A taut, exciting and all-too-believable political thriller by Reagan administration defense secretary Weinberger and collaborator Schweizer (The Next War, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE NEXT WAR by Caspar Weinberger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"The text includes a hard-nosed foreword by Lady Margaret Thatcher."
An imaginative and impassioned appeal from a former secretary of defense to reverse, or at least halt, ongoing cutbacks in US military budgets. Read full book review >

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TIN by Chris Judge
by Chris Judge, illustrated by Chris Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Just plain fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Big brother Tin must rescue his wandering little sister. Read full book review >

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A BALL FOR DAISY by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Rarely, perhaps never, has so steep an emotional arc been drawn with such utter, winning simplicity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little dog and her big ball map an inner life rich in heights of joy and depths of sorrow. Read full book review >

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TWO PEAS IN A POD by Chris McKimmie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Set very much Down Under. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Marvin's best bud, Violet, calls him "Marvellous," has a jumping castle in her yard and a train that goes to "TOOWOOMBA, KATOOMBA, WOOLLOOMOOLOO, DIMBOOLA, NUNDROO, KALGOORLIE, BROOME WOOP WOOP" and sees "cottonwool castles and marshmallow kingdoms in the clouds." Read full book review >