Search Results: "East Nick"


BOOK REVIEW

HARRY AND THE MONSTER by Sue Mongredien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Sleepy children will be inspired to invent their own very silly, very unscary creatures before they nod off to dreamland. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sometimes when nightmares keep children awake, no one in the family gets any rest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN LITTLE by Mara Alperin
adapted by Mara Alperin, illustrated by Nick East
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"No substitutes for more traditional renditions—but not spoiled by the alterations, either. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-7)"
Chicken Little may not be "the brightest chicken in the coop," but he's definitely not the only birdbrain in this version of the classic tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Not without its flaws—it's the author's debut—but a satisfying, worthwhile portrait of Dogtown's historical wilderness."
New England regional magazine writer East traces the multifaceted history of the 3,600-acre wooded area in Gloucester, Mass., known as Dogtown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISTENING TO THE VOICES by Charles East
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"Overall, then: a kind of thumbnail summary of recent trends in American short fiction, and a useful introduction to the Award program—though it's debatable whether a summary volume was needed before the end of the decade."
Each year the University of Georgia publishes two collections of short fiction by new writers, the annual winners of the Flannery O'Connor Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

An Unfortunate War by Joe East
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2015

"A tight, absorbing story with the potential for a sequel or two."
When Earth launches an invasion of the colonized planet of Haven, its people form a militia to fight back in East's (Base Camp Freedom, 2012) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOLUSPA-A MAGICAL WORLD by Sam D.
Released: June 8, 2012

"In need of a cleaner presentation and denser, more relatable characters."
In this debut YA novel, a young girl travels to a new world and takes part in a fantastical adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE BILLY GOATS’ STUFF by Bob Hartman
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"The fun's in the text, which will make for a good fractured-fairy-tale read-aloud in many an elementary classroom. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Troll loves to hide under the playground equipment at The Traditional Academy for Small Furry Animals and the Odd Mythical Creature and jump out at his fellow students to shake them down: "[R]each in your pocket / And give me your stuff!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINT BOX by Maxine Trottier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A fanciful and romantic story, vibrantly painted, providing children an opportunity to think about the making of art, the making of gender roles, and the making of history. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Venetian Renaissance painter Tintoretto had a daughter named Marietta, whom he dressed in boy's clothing so she could accompany him freely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BAD RUMOR by Jonathan Meres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An exuberant read-aloud that's sure to generate gales of giggles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dash of Chicken Little combined with a pinch of that classic childhood game Telephone is a recipe for success in this boisterous tale of miscommunication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY DRAWN TO TROUBLE by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Surprisingly (and sneakily) instructional, totally hilarious…and worth every penny. (glossary, recipe) (Graphic/nonfiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Bad Kitty takes on her greatest foe: Sillier than Puppy, mightier than Uncle Murray, scarier than a bath…it's her creator! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHACKLETON by Nick Bertozzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"A top-shelf rendition of one of the greatest survival stories to come out of the Age of Exploration. (source list) (Graphic historical fiction. 10-16)"
With just a hint of artistic license, a retelling in graphic form of the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17. Read full book review >