Search Results: "Dave Roman"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE RACE FOR BOATLANTIS by Dave Roman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Bright spots aside, this parody of self-obsessed teen protagonists is so successful it gives readers no cause to root for the hero. (Graphic fantasy. 12-15) "
The Teen Boat graphic novels have such a perfect premise that they almost don't read as parody. Read full book review >

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 >

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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

EMPATHY by Roman Krznaric
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Useful advice that promotes a more contented, fulfilling lifestyle."
School of Life founder Krznaric (How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life, 2013, etc.) presents methods to increase a person's ability to look at situations through another's eyes.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Straightforward, well-crafted biography of the outsider who shaped American advertising."
The former chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather offers a portrait of the ad agency's legendary founder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMAN’S JOURNEY by Roman Halter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Remarkably, a sense of adventure and joy of life are sustained in an account that moves through civilization's worst nightmare."
A terrifying view from the epicenter of the Holocaust, preserved in the adolescent memory of a young Polish Jew with a mission. Read full book review >

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CHINATOWN ANGEL by A.E. Roman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"It's all been done before and better. The plot is so-so, but the repartee is awful."
The forgettable debut of New York shamus Chico Santana. Read full book review >

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THE SUPERMAN PROJECT by A.E. Roman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Chico's warmth and appeal are undeniable, but the plot goes beyond implausible."
In his second adventure (Chinatown Angel, 2009), Bronx peeper Chico Santana searches for an old pal and gets caught in the coils of a cult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRTEEN CHAIRS by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An enjoyable collection of ghost stories, perfect for reading by flashlight. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Summoning the courage to open a creaky door inside a spooky old house, Jack finds himself in a candlelit room with 12 strangers sitting around a table. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOON BABOON SOON by Dave Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"A quick but thematically and sonically satisfying concert. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Chimpanzees play timpani. / Lemurs laugh along. / Orangutans bang everythang. Gorilla's got a GONG." Read full book review >

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WHEN MARLANA PULLED A THREAD by Dave Eggers
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Inscrutable existential twaddle. (Picture book. Adult)"
A heartbreaking work of staggering self-indulgence. Read full book review >