Search Results: "Chuck Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A fierce, frank skewering of the travel business and media."
An aggressively funny account of the world from an acerbic, energetic professional traveler who tells it like he sees it and has no reservations about sharing his stockpile of outrageous (mis)adventures and advice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A raucous road trip through the South with a funny, informed, sardonic and opinionated Yankee."
What at first appears to be a tendentious screed from the left turns out to be an often thoughtful, always irreverent examination of what the author sees as the South's heavy anchor on our ship of state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 18, 2009

"A witty, provocative tale that may not encourage extreme tourism but packs in plenty of local flavor and amusing anecdotes."
Veteran travel writer Thompson (Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer, 2007, etc.) faces personal fears and journeys to places he has deliberately avoided his entire adult life. Read full book review >

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LULU'S MAGIC WAND by Chuck Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Ultimately, the book succeeds in exhausting readers, but whether from adventure or from terror rests with the beholder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a consolation prize at an amusement park lands in the hands of little Lulu, her imagination—along with everything in sight—goes wild. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE GYM JITTERS by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The playful, plainly competent George makes a refreshing change of pace from the way dads are usually portrayed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Equal parts Chris Van Allsburg, Arthur Geisert, and M.C. Escher, the stunningly accomplished art in this tale of a height-sensitive lad facing a truly gonzo jungle gym makes for a riveting read. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET MAGIC by Chuck Murphy
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1997

"What sells the book is the low-tech morphing of letters into images, and back into letters again. (Board book. 3-7)"
Window peeping is encouraged in this alphabet book of 26 acetate openings; a letter labels each transparent window. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT/WHITE CAT by Chuck Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"It's a great combination of feline antics and 3-D engineering. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
A pop-out book that combines paper engineering and artwork to convey concepts that illustrations alone could not. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Chuck Murphy
by Chuck Murphy, illustrated by Chuck Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Otherwise, the book is a little short of a complete rainbow. (Board book. 3-6)"
This entry in the Razzle Dazzle series (which covers Numbers, Shapes, and Opposites as well) may show that all that glitters is not necessarily captivating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRITTER SITTER by Chuck Richards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kids who appreciate critters and stories about them will truly enjoy sitting with this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Henry gets much more than he bargained for—and, happily, so do readers—as he attempts to "creature control" a bevy of pets of assorted species: goldfish, boa, tree frog, cockatiel, cat and Slobberchops, the bloodhound. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE EMPYREAN SKY by Chuck  Wendig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"A thoroughly imagined environmental nightmare with taut pacing and compelling characters that will leave readers eager for more. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
A chilling post-apocalyptic adventure set on an Earth devastated by poor agricultural practices. Read full book review >