Search Results: "Christian Slade"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DOES MRS. CLAUS DO? by Kate Wharton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"It's great to see a senior citizen so breezily handling any job that might come her way. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Some might think that Mrs. Claus stays home quietly reading on Christmas Eve, with retired reindeer curled up at her feet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REALITY LEAK by Joni Sensel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Slade's illustrations add greatly to the tale, but the strange juxtaposition of reality and fantasy doesn't quite gel. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This truly eccentric take on the power of imagination requires a big suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RASCAL by Ken Wells
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

In this new novel geared toward younger readers, Wells brings back Meely LaBauve, the hero of his young adult trilogy set in the South Louisiana bayous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Slade River by Timothy Shambley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"A pleasant escape that's light on tension, suitable for fans of the genre."
An old-fashioned Western extolling the heroic exploits of two Texas Rangers in the 1800s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLADE HOUSE by David Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Though there's something of an inside joke happening on every page, Mitchell serves up a story that wouldn't be out of place alongside The Turn of the Screw. Ingenious, scary, and downright weird."
At the end of life, does a writer's every word flash before his or her eyes? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROXANNA SLADE by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1998

"Roxana is a memorable figure, and further indication of Price's quiet, precise power as a novelist."
A lovingly detailed record of a long and seemingly modest life, given resonance by the prolific Price's extraordinary language and his sharp eye for the subtle complexities of character (The Promise of Rest , 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERIOUS MISS SLADE by Dick King-Smith
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

"The climactic bits give shape to the story, but it hardly needs it: with a donkey to ride, plenty of playful dogs and cats, and a neverending supply of chips and cookies, Maggie makes a neighbor almost any child would love to have. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The author of Spider Sparrow (2000) again looks to society's margins, chronicling the growth of an unlikely friendship between a seedy, solitary septuagenarian and a newly arrived young family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO DIGGERS SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Caught right, as here—what's not to love? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another good old truck book; they never come amiss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURSE OF THE ROMANY WOLVES by S. Jones Rogan
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"The characters behave more like humans than animals, but Slade's charming illustrations help to supply much of what is missing in the text. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
All is not well with the multispecies residents of Porthleven village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNSHINE PICKLELIME by Pamela Ellen Ferguson
ANIMALS
Released: June 22, 2010

"In this setting that's more evocative of a luxury spa for the superrich than a real town, only Sunshine's dad, unhappy and out of step, seems truly alive. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sunshine Picklelime, age unspecified, lives "in a village very close to you," populated by affluent, high-tech professional families from across the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARING ADVENTURE OF PENHALIGON BRUSH by S. Jones Rogan
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Appealing, detailed drawings add a touch of warmth, adventure and fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Penhaligon Brush is a young fox with sparkling wit, extra-long ears and unusual, dark-tipped fur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO JET PLANES SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Combining a quiet, nocturnal story with the ever popular subject of flying machines, this is a nifty bedtime book for budding aviators. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Jet planes, helicopters, hot air balloons, blimps—these are just some of the anthropomorphized flying machines that need to bed down at night. Read full book review >