Search Results: "Douglas Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

MVP by Douglas Evans
by Douglas Evans, illustrated by John Shelley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Fast-paced, but not a real contender. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Twenty-four 12-year-olds take off on a million-dollar race around the world in this unlikely adventure. Read full book review >

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THE ELEVATOR FAMILY by Douglas Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A wacky, warm-hearted tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An endearingly eccentric family settles into the elevator and hearts of the patrons and employees at the San Francisco Hotel in this over-the-top tale from Evans. Read full book review >

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SO WHAT DO YOU DO? by Douglas Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 1997

"Still, there are several characters and subplots undeveloped, and in Charlie's example is a potentially dangerous course of action. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Two sixth graders find their third-grade teacher living in a cardboard box in the park and give him a fresh start in this contrived, misguided tale from Evans (The Classroom at the End of the Hall, 1995). Read full book review >

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MOUTH MOTHS by Douglas Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Full of wordplay and accompanied by comical drawings, each stand-alone story in this collection contains a lesson about behavior that is never pedantic and always replete with warmth and humor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
There's something strange happening with the third grade at W.T. Melon Elementary School. Read full book review >

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THE CLASSROOM AT THE END OF THE HALL by Douglas Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 1996

"The instruction is only thinly cloaked in tall-tale humor and cartoony black-and-white drawings; Evans's first book is one educators may like but few children will finish. (Short stories. 8-12)"
The Classroom At The End Of The Hall ($14.95; Aug. 15, 1996; 132 pp.; 1-886910-07-3): A collection of stories about events in a weird classroom, where various creatures, including a genie, an intelligent doodlebug, and possibly a ghost, may live. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"A thoroughly researched, elegantly written historical tale."
Evans (Deadly Reunion, 2011, etc.) creatively imagines the private life of Mary Rose Tudor in this richly textured historical novel. Read full book review >

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RAGE AGAINST THE MESHUGENAH by Danny Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Tedious and ultimately mediocre."
A nice Jewish boy reflects on his experiences with depression. Read full book review >

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THE DIVIDE by Nicholas Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An effective, if melancholy portrait."
The bestselling author of The Horse Whisperer (1995) returns to the rugged American West for this story of a damaged family's eventual redemption. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"A bold undertaking to be sure, but woefully short on dramatic tension and attention-sustaining adventure."
Readable but dispensable account of the author's valiant immersion in the Yukon's storied dogsledding culture. Read full book review >