Search Results: "Doug Wilson"


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LABOUR OF LOVE by Doug Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Wilson himself died in 1992, but he's left behind a tribute not only to his dead lover but to the human spirit."
Author Peter McGehee, who introduced AIDS-afflicted but zany Zero MacNoo in Boys Like Us (1991) and Sweetheart (1992), died after the latter novel; here, his lover and collaborator completes the trilogy with an account of Zero's death. Read full book review >

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BROOKS by Doug Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Nice guys do not always finish last, but they also do not necessarily make the most compelling subjects for biography."
Wilson (The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, 2013) delivers a pedestrian treatment of an impressive baseball player and admirable man. Read full book review >

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THE CHANGELING WARRIORS by Doug Wilson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"A well-paced series opener with plenty of action."
In Wilson's (The Young King, 2017, etc.) YA novel, a young teenager vacationing in Ireland discovers that he has a special destiny to fight evil. Read full book review >

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DEADLY VOYAGE by Doug Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2017

"Starts effectively as a gripping survival story, but the explorer fantasy and deus ex machina approach hamper the tale."
A young survivor of a pirate attack discovers a mysterious island in this YA fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD by Doug Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fidrych transfixed the country, albeit too briefly. This book serves as a reminder of why."
A reminder of the time when America fell in love with a tall, lanky, curly-haired pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD WAS OUR STAGE by Doug Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"A monumental show brought to life again in a perfectly pitched read for sports fans."
A behind-the-scenes look at ABC's Wide World of Sports, the famous sports show. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NEVER, EVER SHOUT IN A ZOO by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Young viewers might enjoy seeing zoo animals running about and laughing in triumph, but the art and text are too insecurely connected to make any sort of whole. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Oddly misguided work from a usually reliable illustrator sinks this cautionary monologue, written in animated rhymed prose, about the perils of startling wild animals. Read full book review >

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AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >

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MOUSE & MOLE AND THE CHRISTMAS WALK by Doug Cushman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"301, etc.) tale is cheerful and enlightening. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Mouse and Mole's walk is an environmentally safe hunt for a Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM THE LIZZARKS by Doug TenNapel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A promising first offering; now let's see where it goes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
In a richly imagined amphibian-vs.-reptile world, Herk, a small, but plucky Nnewt, must face the viciously villainous Lizzarks after they destroy all that he holds dear.
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