Search Results: "Dev Petty"


BOOK REVIEW

I DON'T WANT TO BE A FROG by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A lively look at self-acceptance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny frog desperately wishes to be any other animal. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT TO BE BIG by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The premise is weak, but the silly pictures make this an enjoyable read-aloud nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small frog boldly proclaims its reluctance to become big; an adult frog and a pig help it reconsider its views. Read full book review >

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THERE'S NOTHING TO DO! by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"In a structured, overstimulated world, downtime needs to be appreciated, and this small amphibian shows the way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Petty and Boldt's young frog often has plenty to gripe about (I Don't Want to Be Big, 2016, etc.); this time, he is bored. Read full book review >

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CLAYMATES by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"The dynamic interaction between the characters invites readers to take risks, push boundaries, and have a little unscripted fun of their own. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Reinvention is the name of the game for two blobs of clay. Read full book review >

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DEATHRIGHT by Dev Stryker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Cold-eyed Billy Starr never would've relied on such a feeble cover story."
``It was preposterous. Read full book review >

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END GAME by Dev Stryker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"The pseudonymous Stryker (Deathright, 1993) turns in another fast-paced, empty-headed performance, with a battle of wits more reminiscent of a demolition derby than a chess match."
The first victim of New York's Monogram Murderer is a homeless man plucked from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and dumped on the Upper East Side with the letter P carved on his forehead. Read full book review >

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A DISTANT HEART by Sonali Dev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Another beautiful, breathtaking novel from a not-to-be-missed author."
A young Indian woman is finally healthy thanks to a heart transplant, but when she becomes the target of a notorious crime lord, she has to depend on the man she loves to protect her. Read full book review >

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A CHANGE OF HEART by Sonali Dev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Dev takes the characters and the reader on a death-defying ride. A novelist at the height of her powers."
Mystery, adventure, and romance are spiced with Bollywood glamour in this heart-stopping novel. Read full book review >

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LOCK & MORI by Heather W. Petty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Mystery lovers will be pleased to have this whodunit, which is neither Victoriana nor steampunk. (Mystery. 13-15)"
The brilliant daughter of Detective Sgt. Moriarty meets posh Sherlock Holmes, so obviously there will be murders. Read full book review >

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Tepid Blue by Dev Bhattacharyya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"A work so surreal that it initially seems absurd, but its sense of mythology, mysticism, and introspection will still give patient readers a sense of the uncanny."
Two long poems on philosophy and yoga, respectively, take meditation and introspection to strange places. Read full book review >

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God Never Laughed by Dev Bhattacharyya
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 25, 2014

"A novel with a unique structure that falls victim to stunted prose, thin characters, and a barely justified climax."
A metaphysical thriller that follows a mysterious set of terra-cotta tablets through a violent history. Read full book review >