Search Results: "Christopher Cerf"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF SEQUELS by Christopher Cerf
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

A truly funny anthology of all-original parodic sequels. Read full book review >

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ENCYCLOPEDIA PARANOIACA by Henry Beard
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Amusing in short spurts—an entertaining way to pass the time in between worrying about the real issues in your life."
From National Lampoon co-conspirators Beard (Golf: An Unofficial and Unauthorized History of the World's Most Preposterous Sport, 2012, etc.) and Cerf (co-author: Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq: The Experts Speak, 2008, etc.), a whimsical collection of the sometimes-scary, sometimes-silly things that threaten our modern-day lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two teens on a city basketball court start a game of matching each other's shots. Miss five tries and you are out! Read full book review >

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MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE GIRL by Christopher Pike
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pensive teen readers might appreciate the book's philosophical questions about the concept of advaita, the recognition of one's 'true self,' but this work better suits Pike's original fans—fans who are far removed from the teenage experience. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
An enigmatic new arrival turns the life of a high school rocker upside down. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF NICOLÒ ZEN by Nicholas Christopher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As Nicolò morphs from street kid to orphanage crasher to Europe's foremost solo clarinetist, abetted by a fascinating pair of magician brothers, engrossed readers should gladly ride the plot's twists and turns. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Accomplished poet and novelist Christopher delivers a debut for teens thickly woven with 18th-century Venetian intrigue and metaphysical magic. Read full book review >

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TWELVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT by Christopher Edge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Original, chilling, atmospheric mystery with a heroine of remarkable mettle. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
As 1899 draws to a close, a savvy young writer of gothic tales becomes embroiled in a perplexing mystery in this first volume of a proposed trilogy. Read full book review >

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BLACK KNIGHT by Christopher Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Those overlooking its heroine will enjoy the plot's new spin on the familiar tropes. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Before new witch Jessie Ralle can get the hang of the parallel-world-hopping double life introduced in Witch World (2012), she's tossed into a paranormal version of The Hunger Games. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS ON THE FARM by Christopher  Hernandez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"There are a lot of opportunities to add to the noise in this barn. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Duck encourages children to connect sounds to their corresponding animals down on this farm. Read full book review >