Search Results: "Dave Roman"


BOOK REVIEW

ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Roman's quirks may irritate a few readers, but many children will run to their own scratch pads to draw fierce bunnies, wearing cute hats. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
This book will make readers want to flip through the author's doodle pad, in case he has ideas that are even wilder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

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ASTRONAUT ACADEMY by Dave Roman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Definitely goofy. (Graphic science fiction. 10-14)"
Hakata Soy and his fellow students at Astronaut Academy return from break to an academy in lockdown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAVEBOY DAVE by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In a time when brawn is prized, a scrawny caveboy must use his brains to pass an initiation and hunt a fierce beast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMAN RUINS by Historvius
developed by Historvius
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Altogether, an inviting start and worth a place on the iPads of classics buffs and armchair (and actual) travelers to the ancient Roman world."
Ephesus, the Maison Carrée, the Forum: an attractive app (though still in need of some work) that explores 350 important archaeological sites of the ancient Roman world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMAN BLOOD by Steven Saylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"More genuine mystery and detection than in Ron Burns's Roman Nights (see above), with two handsome surprises saved for last."
From the papers of Marcus Tullius Cicero comes this first novel, a fictionalization of the immortal Roman orator's first important case—his defense of well-heeled farmer Sextus Roscius on the charge of killing his bated father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY DAVE by Basil Johnston
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not a happy ending, but nonetheless a lively and appealing memoir."
The author looks back on the history of his family, members of an Ojibway tribe driven out of Wisconsin in the 1850s to settle on an Ontario reserve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Readers overwhelmed by the teeming scenes in Stephen Biesty's Rome in Spectacular Cross-Section (2003, written by Andrew Solway) will enjoy this lighter-weight journey into the past. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Oversized pages well-stocked with Parker's graceful women and burly, plain-featured men, this latest entry in Platt's Diary series brings second-century CE Rome to bustling life. Read full book review >

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ROMAN SHADOWS by Ron Burns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1992

"Only average, then, for Roman scandals, and well below the mark established by Burns's first."
In this muffled sequel to Roman Nights (1991), the orator Cicero, who took such a prominent part last time, has to settle for a supporting role to his own acolyte, the fictional Gaius Livinius Severus, whom he casually suggests keep a close eye on ambitious politician Gaius Scribonius Curio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEEN BOAT! by Dave Roman
by Dave Roman, illustrated by John Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"Puerile and odd, this concept doesn't float. (Graphic fiction. 12-15)"
He's a teen... and a boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAZY DAVE by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A delightfully drawn and amusing take on what the pet does when the owner is away. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dave appears to be one lazy dog, but what his unsuspecting owner doesn't know is that this sleepwalking canine might just save the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMAN SONG by Brian Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Earnest Fergal is easy to root for, but too many happy endings make it difficult to care."
Sappy sequel to The Arrival of Fergal Flynn (2005). Read full book review >