Search Results: "Drew Howell"


BOOK REVIEW

EXPENDABLE ASSETS by Drew Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2011

"Though a slow start dims its shine, Howell's freshman effort satisfies without indulging in dramatics."
In Howell's debut thriller about terrorism, conspiracy and corruption, a former government operative with a troubled past teams up with an FBI agent to untangle a dangerous web that stretches from Afghanistan to Washington. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DREW AND DREW by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Joyful imagination, plain and simple. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An unassuming boy, a single lead pencil and plenty of fresh white space make for a true descendent of Harold and the Purple Crayon, with its own flavor. Read full book review >

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REHUMANIZED DREW by K.M. Baginski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2017

"A rich, complex meditation on love and mortality among supernatural beings."
A fallen angel on the run due to an international conspiracy finds himself in love in this second series installment by Baginski (Windstalker, 2015). Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Arthur A. Levine
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"It's not an improvement on Hearn's graceful simplicity, but it's a likable update, striking a good balance between contemporary warmth and accessibility and respect for the earlier version. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
A competent adaptation of a legend about a frail boy whose farm family takes him to a monastery to train as a priest. Read full book review >

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THE TAMING OF THE DREW by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Lighthearted and fluffy, this is both a wonderful immersion in Shakespeare and a great beach book. (Fiction. 14-18)"
What do Shakespeare, Clueless, and Punk'd have in common? This novel. Read full book review >

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THE PICTURE THAT MOM DREW by Kathy Mallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Children will enjoy the surprise of seeing close-up forms, shapes, and textures become a larger whole when the picture is unveiled in the final spread, and learn something about looking at art in the process. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
While many a beginning concept book focuses solely on colors or shapes, this picture-book collaboration of a newcomer and a veteran introduces young viewers to additional elements of art, including lines, forms, shades, patterns, and textures. Read full book review >

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CHARLES RICHARD DREW, M.D. by Rinna Evelyn Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

A ``First Book'' that introduces the pioneer behind the Red Cross Blood Bank. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Anushka Ravishankar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Storytellers, students of folklore and those who appreciate seeing the work of international children's-book creators will all welcome this intriguing import. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
This adaptation of an (relatively) oft-told tale features a conversational text paired with illustrations that echo the story's Japanese origins. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"A solid offering that, were it more completely sourced, would be nothing short of tremendous. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
This winsomely imagined account of an episode when Audubon was 18 years old joins the flocks of commemorative works. Read full book review >

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DREW THE SCREW by Mattia Cerato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Words like 'measures' might be challenging for this first reader, but for the most part, Cerato brings the coolness of working in the toolshed to life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An anthropomorphic screw introduces readers to the tools in his shed then suffers a modest existential crisis before he learns his own raison d'être. Read full book review >

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THE ZOO I DREW by Todd H.  Doodler
ABC BOOKS
Released: July 28, 2009

"Animales from A to Z, illustrated by Doug Cushman (2006) or David McLiman's Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet (2006). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Between heavily corrugated covers, "Doodler" (aka Todd Harris Goldman) offers a gallery of common zoo animals, Alligator to Zebra, depicted full-spread-size in a bright, simple graphic style. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO DREW A PHOENIX by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Splendid. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A girl finds a phoenix feather and wonders if she can attain its special powers by drawing the magical bird. Read full book review >