Search Results: "David Conway"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT NURSERY RHYME DISASTER by David Conway
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Reminiscent of the craziness of Jane Breskin Zalben's Hey, Mama Goose, illustrated by Emilie Chollat (2004), and Alison Jackson's If the Shoe Fits, illustrated by Karla Firehammer (2001), this fits the genre with zany precision. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Miss Muffet turns a series of familiar nursery rhymes on their heads when, sick of that scary spider, she escapes into the pages of the book to find a new rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERROL AND HIS EXTRAORDINARY NOSE by David Conway
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A big bowl of literary chicken soup for any calf in need of a dose of self-confidence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The message may be a standard one, but its vehicle is particularly friendly and comforting to younger children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT FAIRY TALE DISASTER by David Conway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Children may get a giggle or two but may find the lackluster ending unsatisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Old Big Bad Wolf is tired and wants a more relaxing fairy tale to be in, so he leaves the pigs behind. The results are not good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILA AND THE SECRET OF RAIN by David Conway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2008

"An author's note on the culture and on drought would have added considerably, but still, this is a beautifully illustrated tale that will easily serve as an introduction to the importance of water and a catalyst for discussion of water shortages in Africa. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For weeks, the sun has beaten down on Lila's Kenyan village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME HULLABALOO by David Conway
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Still, this could be an amusing African-themed complement to The Napping House. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A terrible racket at bedtime sends leopard off to find its source. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Sugarland by Martha Conway
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An absorbing whodunit full of gangsters and glitz."
In Conway's (Thieving Forest, 2014, etc.) latest novel, a young jazz pianist encounters kidnapping, rumrunning, and gunplay in 1920s Chicago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AGENT RUNNER by Simon Conway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Conway (Rock Creek Park, 2012, etc.) finds an offbeat way to recast an iconic piece of recent history through the personal stories of a pair of vastly different characters."
A fictionalized account of events before and after the killing of Osama bin Laden, seen through the eyes of two men on opposite sides of the conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUMMIT by Ed Conway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2015

"The scope of the subject matter is impressive, and the execution is outstanding.
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Sky News economics editor Conway (50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know, 2009) covers the inside story of what really happened during the 22 days of the conference at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in July 1944.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIEVING FOREST by Martha Conway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"An elegiac, hopeful historical novel."
An accomplished novel that looks at the true wildness of the wilderness and the stakes of rugged individualism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

12 BLISS STREET by Martha Conway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2003

"Short-story writer Conway's jump to novel length is as lean and sexy as her cardio-kickboxing heroine."
You don't have to be a spy, just a woman trying to get by, to find peril aplenty in Conway's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNLOVELY by Celeste Conway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Recommended for those who want more than just a romance—or for readers who have an innate dislike for slender, graceful young women with long legs and necks and great posture. (Suspense. 14-18)"
As Harley begins dating one of a group of ballerinas, he starts to become suspicious of the potentially threatening behavior of the rest. Read full book review >