Search Results: "Craig Etchison"


BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS by Craig Etchison
Released: Feb. 23, 2012

"The repetitive anti-war sentiments become tiresome, but the harsh realities of battle from a young citizen's perspective will be eye-opening, especially for young-adult readers."
In Etchison's novel, a 17-year-old girl faces the ultimate test of survival when her nation goes to war. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE MASTERS OF DARKNESS by Dennis Etchison
Released: Feb. 21, 1990

A novelty horror omnibus containing the mass-market reprint anthologies of Masters of Darkness (1986) and Masters of Darkness II (1988), plus a new collection of old material, Masters of Darkness III. Read full book review >

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THE LYONESSE STONE by Craig Weatherhill
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"For collections with enthusiastic fantasy readers. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the first of a trilogy, ancient times and the present day intermingle in Britain's Cornwall, ensnaring modern children in ancient evil. Read full book review >

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TRACTOR by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Every page reveals the author's experience and reverence for the enterprise in this loving view of life on a small farm. (Picture book. 3+)"
An increasingly unfamiliar scene in the American landscape gains a heartfelt tribute, and has a worthy advocate in Brown (City Sounds, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEE & BIRD by Craig Frazier
ADVENTURE
Released: May 10, 2011

"Still, pleasant and cheery, it is an interesting and urbane read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A bee and bird travel from tree and truck to boat and beehive; the likable pair are the perfect guides to this wordless work on perspective. Read full book review >

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STANLEY GOES FISHING by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"A visual conundrum that accentuates the 'art' of looking at the world in different ways. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meet Stanley, a fellow who sees things differently, as in his two previous stories, Stanley Goes for a Drive (2005) and Stanley Mows the Lawn (2004). Read full book review >

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I SEE THE MOON, AND THE MOON SEES ME... by Helen Craig
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1993

The illustrator of the Angelina Ballerina series brings her whimsical, charmingly detailed style to 54 favorite nursery rhymes, interpreting some with frames combined into decorative, rhythmic pages and creatively varying her designs with full spreads that illustrate more than one rhyme, insets, cutaways, and more. Read full book review >

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CITY SOUNDS by Craig Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"A worthy successor to Margaret Wise Brown's Noisy books. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Farmer Brown visits the city, he hears all kinds of mechanical noises—toots, whistles, sirens, jackhammers, different wheels—all amusingly spelled out for readers and listeners to imitate and illustrated in Brown's gentle, idiosyncratic style, employing a soft, rich wash of artfully muted colors with the shapes mildly defined by a scattering of minute dots. Read full book review >

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JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >

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INCREDIBLE CREATURES by Claire Craig
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Intended for young children, this collection is more confusing than enlightening. (Nonfiction. 5-7)"
Handsome illustrations and a colorful cover are not enough to make this title in the Young Discoveries Library a useful purchase. Read full book review >

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THE SEA SINGER by Craig Moodie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A rousing sea adventure. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Finn, son of Olaf Farseeker, is disappointed when the boat arriving at his village in Greenland is not his father's, but that of Leif Ericsson. Read full book review >

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RIVER SONG by Craig Lesley
Released: June 9, 1989

Lesley continues the story of Danny Kachiah (Winterkill, 1984), a former rodeo rider and a Nez Perce Indian. Read full book review >