Search Results: "Craig Philips"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ALCHEMIST WAR by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A flying start for a series that puts in a strong bid for Magic Treehouse grads. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Two free-range 25th-century children get into and out of pickles while tagging along with their research-scientist parents to various past eras. Read full book review >

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PERFECT TEN by L. Philips
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Very light, occasionally enjoyable, but insubstantial guy chick-lit. (Romance. 14-18)"
A quest for the perfect boyfriend is rife with imperfection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO CARES WHO'S 3RD by John Philips
Released: July 5, 2012

"A funny, sharp-eyed insiders' montage of the sports scene."
A lifetime of British and international sports journalism provokes a riot of observations and anecdotes in this amusing if unruly memoir. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK FINDS INSPIRATION by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley and his snake friend Hank return in this beautifully illustrated and eloquently told tale of discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY GOES FOR A DRIVE by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Children may never view a spotted cow the same way again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Stanley goes for a drive in his old red pickup on a dried-out, brown-as-dirt summer day, he's not thinking about much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >