Search Results: "David L. Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

FACING MY LAI by David L. Anderson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"Thoughtful and thought-provoking ideas on a still- controversial topic."
An all-encompassing, multidimensional examination of the 1968 My Lai massacre by a distinguished group of historians, military men, journalists, poets, and novelists. Read full book review >

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HERO by L. L. Anderson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An entertaining ghost story with a discerning, perceptive examination of actions and consequences in the here and hereafter."
A cop killed in the line of duty lingers as a ghost to help his troubled daughter and to solve a murder case in Anderson's debut supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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Charlie Sparrow and the Secret of Flight by David Anderson
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An intriguing children's story about a tiny bird earning his wings."
Laws against flying cannot quell a young bird's desire to soar in Anderson's debut children's book. Read full book review >

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DREAMLAND by Robert L. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Anderson creates a spellbinding landscape but then leaves it achingly underexplored. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Reality blurs into nightmare when a dream-walking girl breaks all the rules to help the boy she loves. Read full book review >

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WEE THREE KINGS by Brent L. Anderson
Released: Sept. 16, 2012

"A well-written, frankly religious tale for all ages."
In Anderson's warmhearted, family-friendly debut Christian novel, ceramic figurines of the three wise men come to life at Christmastime and work small miracles of faith with far-reaching consequences. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE COCONUT by Alicia L. Anderson
Released: July 23, 2014

"Some atmospheric drama but otherwise an unengaging story."
A little coconut falls from a tree and an island dweller picks it up in this illustrated children's book with religious themes. Read full book review >

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AND THE WINNER IS... by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Children will be fascinated by some of the animals feats cataloged here and may even be curious to see how well they might do in comparison. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do the different species stack up in the seven events of the World Animal Games? Read full book review >

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INSERT COIN TO CONTINUE by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"The last thing video game nerds need is a reinforcement of a regressive view of women as objects instead of individuals. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A video game fanatic turns his world upside down. Read full book review >

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MS. BIXBY'S LAST DAY by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Sad and satisfying in just the right amounts. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Determined to give their hospitalized teacher a worthy "last day," three sixth-grade boys skip school and persevere on an impossible quest, deepening their friendship and discovering inner courage they didn't know they had. Read full book review >

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POSTED by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Kids, and the rest of the world, need more books like this one. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When online bullying crosses over into real life, Eric and his friends do their best to stay out of the cloud of meanness, but it's a big one. Read full book review >

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THE DUNGEONEERS by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Readers may well feel that the wait in between battles and heists feels a little too much like school. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Even a school for rogues is, at its core, a school. Read full book review >

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FRIEND OR FOE by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Unvarnished infotainment, cross-purposed and more suitable for casual browsing than focused research. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
An album of scary, dangerous, or revolting creatures—all of which have better sides. Read full book review >