Search Results: "Christyan Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRE FIGHTER PIGGYWIGGY by Christyan Fox
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"The playful action is captivating, as are the minor heroics, but it is the artwork's chromatic fireworks that do all the heavy lifting, and they are simply dazzling. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Colors of bottomless saturation will have readers of this elementary fantasy from the Foxes rocking back on their heels. Read full book review >

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THE CAT, THE DOG, LITTLE RED, THE EXPLODING EGGS, THE WOLF, AND GRANDMA by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Too smart for its own good. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A metafictive examination of "Little Red Riding Hood." Read full book review >

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TYSON THE TERRIBLE by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A bouncy little tale with a winning finale. (Picture book. 2-6)"
All the other dinosaurs fear the arrival of the tyrannosaurus. Read full book review >

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BATHTIME PIGGYWIGGY by Christyan Fox
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"The oversized text, simple, crayon-drawn forms, and saturated colors give this plenty of visual appeal, and even children able to navigate the relatively challenging vocabulary will enjoy diving into PiggyWiggy's mini-adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Operating on the principle that it's never too soon to form career plans, this primer introduces a porcine post-toddler for whom bath time offers a chance to dream about water-related occupations, from deep-sea diver and submarine captain to long-distance swimmer, or maybe champion surfer. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE KITE by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Fans will want to read this; it has its heart-wrenching moments, but ultimately founders and disappoints. (Fiction. 11+)"
Liam's father is dying of AIDS and despite the lies told to him about tainted blood transfusions, Liam, 13, knows how he got it. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ISLAND by Paula Fox
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A fine author considers what it means to be a homeless 11- year-old in N.Y.C. Clay Garrity's dad, an art director, was out of work; Clay's mother trained for a good job—but it wasn't enough, especially with a baby coming. Read full book review >

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BORROWED FINERY by Paula Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Austere yet painfully moving: a refreshing contrast to the spate of whiny memoirs currently crowding bookstore shelves."
Acclaimed novelist Fox (Desperate Characters, reprinted 1999, etc.) describes with astonishing detachment a peripatetic childhood buffeted by the whims of her neurotic parents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 1997

"A first-rate work of journalism in the public interest."
A disquieting, highly effective assault on the American way of producing and eating food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Death Dealer by Graylin Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2013

"Fans of fantasy and the paranormal will often enjoy this series debut despite its reliance on clichés."
In this first Arcane Court novel, Fox (Contessa: Princess of Summer Fae, 2014, etc.) tells the story of a dragon who tries to protect his secret from humans as he battles demons terrorizing New Orleans with his supernatural crew.Read full book review >

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Becoming Green by Stuart Fox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2013

"Overexplains the disease but still an insightful, composed story to spark a series."
Fox's scientific-thriller debut, the first in a series, has scientists scrambling to contain and identify a mysterious infection in a small California community before it becomes a full-scale plague. Read full book review >

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FLY AWAY WITH ME by Susan Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"This first book in Fox's Blue Moon Harbor series is the perfect scorching summer read."
Eden Blaine, a lawyer on a mission, is all business. Aaron Gabriel, a laid-back pilot, is allergic to the idea of anything serious. Can destiny help them find a happy middle ground on a small island near Vancouver? Read full book review >