Search Results: "Ed Offley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"An intensely focused account that cuts through the battle's sprawl and duration, supplying the general reader with an appreciation of its character and importance."
A military reporter examines the climax of "the longest and deadliest naval conflict in world history." Read full book review >

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THE BURNING SHORE by Ed Offley
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"A knowledgeable overview and exciting re-creation of the final U-701 attack and defeat."
An authoritative work on the awful, early effectiveness of German U-boats in disrupting shipping traffic off the east coast of the United States. Read full book review >

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SHOULD YOU BE A RIVER by Ed Young
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 14, 2015

"Mystifying and ultimately uplifting, this book challenges all of us to seek out the dizzying scope of love. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
Startling collages of torn photos, cut paper and calligraphy seek to describe love's many forms and feelings through comparisons found in nature. Read full book review >

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NIGHTY NIGHT, LITTLE GREEN MONSTER by Ed Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Does the original monster need tweaking? Maybe not, but it's nice to see him have a little companionship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby sibling for a modern childhood classic. Read full book review >

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HOOK by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual bird soars through striking art and powerful imagery. Read full book review >

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DON’T LOOK NOW by Ed Briant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Briant's bright palette and storyboarding expertise produce kid-pleasing results wry enough to elicit adult chuckles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Minor greed, outsized imaginations and a couple of boys collide in almost wordless sequential panels suggestive of James Stevenson, Jon Agee and Mad magazine. Read full book review >

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BANANA! by Ed Vere
by Ed Vere, illustrated by Ed Vere
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

Using only the words "banana" and "please," Vere tells a story about two monkeys and one coveted fruit. Read full book review >

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SCOOT ON TOP OF THE WORLD by Ed Boxall
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Readers almost see and feel the wind whirl and whip Scoot across the pages of this fast-paced yet reassuring story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The perennial home/away/from/home theme takes a canine twist in this blustery tale of best friends separated. Read full book review >

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A DAY AT THE BEACH by Ed Briant
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"It's too bad that for most of the story, this means a driver's license and a vehicle. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A perfect summer day at the beach includes swimming, gazing at the fish, taking photos, building sandcastles—and two and a half hours in the car! Read full book review >

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THANKS, MOM by Ed Emberley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Brilliant color use, elements of pure geometry, a simple text built for speed and engagement, and a classic turning of the tables gives readers both an eyeful and a first taste of allegory. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This fun romp is first and foremost a visual lollapalooza involving a group of circus animals decked out in nuclear-strength color costumes on great fields of white, which provide even further amperage. Read full book review >

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THE SONS OF THE DRAGON KING by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Terrific in conjunction with an art program—less successful as a story on its own. (author's note) (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
The illustrations outshine the story in this traditional Chinese tale of how the Dragon King helps each of his nine sons find a way to exploit his personal attributes to the overall benefit of the people. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

It's uncanny how much handmade paper, torn and painted just the right way, can resemble clouds, or how its texture mimics a craggy mountainside. Read full book review >