Search Results: "Courtney Booker"


BOOK REVIEW

COURTNEY by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Witty, well told, and superbly illustrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One of Britain's most thoughtful and creative picture-book makers gives a familiar scenario his own inimitable spin. Read full book review >

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FIND COURTNEY by Melissa Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Like a practiced spider, Clark (Devlyn, not reviewed) spins a surprisingly tensile web from the slenderest threads possible."
The perfect roommate disappears, leaving behind a perfectly impenetrable mystery. Read full book review >

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MOONGIRL by Henry Selick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children will find the tale far more engrossing on the screen. (DVD) (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this paper version of an award-winning short film, directed by the author and included on an enclosed DVD, young Leon and his pet squirrel are transported to the darkened Moon where they meet a mysterious lass and her huge cat. Read full book review >

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UTTERLY YOURS, BOOKER JONES by Betsy Duffey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

Booker Jones is an aspiring novelist, having already completed several works including Worms from the Planet Spaghetti and Moon Mummy. Read full book review >

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The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady G. Stefani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Chock-full of sharp tonal contrasts, this tale should appeal to readers with a hunger for alien adventure and an understanding of how it feels to be considered crazy."
A debut novel fuses a serious issue—the stigma of mental illness—with sci-fi to chronicle a girl's unusual coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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FUR-EVER YOURS, BOOKER JONES by Betsey Duffey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"A fine choice to recommend to determined young writers burning to join the ranks of the published, along with Andrew Clements's The School Story (p. 582). (Fiction. 10-12)"
Meet Booker Jones, a bookish and likable young man on a mission: he is determined to become a published science-fiction writer, continuing his quest from the first volume in the series, Utterly Yours, Booker Jones (1995). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Significant ideas entangled in turgid and uninviting prose."
A dense reassessment of an iconic figure in American history with special attention to his notion of race relations as a key to social progress for African-Americans. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU HERE FOR WHAT I’M HERE FOR? by Brian Booker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Carefully curated and slightly delicate tales of pedestrian terror."
Seven phantasmagorical stories from debut author Booker. Read full book review >

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NINE YEARS UNDER by Sheri Booker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2013

"An informative but occasionally too-dry behind-the-scenes look into the funeral industry and its reflection on contemporary society in inner-city Baltimore."
A young woman makes a life out of working with death. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL CAGE by David Booker
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A triumphant intermingling of the sci-fi and mystery genres."
In Booker's (King Slayer, 2004) sci-fi murder mystery, a police officer looks into the savage death of a teleporter inventor. Read full book review >