Search Results: "Derek the Ghost"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NORTHERN FRIGHTS by Derek the Ghost
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Another lightweight creature feature, with a teeming supporting cast of ookie-spookies. (Comic horror. 8-11)"
Six more-or-less-human Scary School students try their luck at frozen, all-monster Scream Academy ("Be judicious or be delicious") as part of an exchange program. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 6, 2013

"An easy and light read, especially for young sci-fi mystery lovers."
In Holy Ghost Writer's third installment of his 12-book series, Zeddy, a young boy, embarks on an epic journey to find and save his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2013

"A long, unwieldy novel that recapitulates a story told better by its original author, with a final third setting up a story that remains to be told."
A retelling of Alexandre Dumas' 1844 classic The Count of Monte Cristo that continues the story of Edmond Dantès. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 8, 2012

"This slim sequel with flimsy characters makes for a quick, easy read."
Edmond Dantes, and his many identities, traverses the world in this whirlwind of a sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLADYS GOES OUT TO LUNCH by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Like Gladys's bananas, Anderson's story is simple comfort food, with eye-candy artwork providing a welcome dash of spice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gladys is a gorilla (never mind that she's purple, for there is more color on these pages than a harlequin's Technicolor dream coat). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE EASTER BUNNY SAVED CHRISTMAS by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A fast pace, broad humor and silly puns add to the effort, as do the super-sized illustrations in neon-bright, jewel tones, but the overall effect is rather frenetic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Santa is injured by a falling toy train on Christmas Eve, Mrs. Claus phones the Easter Bunny to save the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Count of Monte Cristo as Retold by Sherlock Holmes by Holy Ghost Writer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2013

"A curious, intriguing effort to retell a classic through the eyes of an iconic character, but several unanswered questions remain."
A unique twist on a time-honored tale that interweaves several literary characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Anonymous Girl (Special Edition) by Holy Ghost Writer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A persecution fantasy for conspiracy theorists."
In a sequel of sorts to The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo (2013), hacker extraordinaire Zaydee exacts revenge from within a federal prison after she's falsely arrested by two corrupt FBI agents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINKIE AND BLUEBOY by Sadia Barrameda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2015

"An unpredictable, improbable exploration of the trials and tribulations of marijuana trafficking."
Young love is overtaken by the excitement of the drug trade in this joint effort by the pseudonymous Holy Ghost Writer and Barrameda (9/11: Terrorists' Descent into Jahannam, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORY COUNTY by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Chicken rocking her eggs to sleep, here's a cheery invitation to children to imagine stories or story stages of their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In a fit of metafictional worldbuilding, Farmer and four animals march gaily onto blank pages and proceed in steps to build a barn, pour out brown fields (from a bag of "Instant Farm Field"), plant tall cornstalks and haystacks, erect a scarecrow (a princess, thanks to Miss Cow) and finally paint in an evening sky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BURT AND WIGGLES by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A pure pleasure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two best friends fail to keep summer from ending, but won't let winter end their friendship. Read full book review >