Search Results: "Eddie Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE by Scott Gustafson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An inventive if not quite convincing introduction to the master of the macabre. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
Accused of having stuffed a cat and a rooster into his pillowcase and hung it on a neighbor's weathervane, young Eddie Poe has only 24 hours to find the actual culprit before being thrashed by his adoptive father. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK DIAMOND DETECTIVE AGENCY by Eddie Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"The veteran artist rises to a new challenge."
A visually stunning graphic narrative with all sorts of complicated plot twists. Read full book review >

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FAST EDDIE by Janet Wyman Coleman
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Frequent b&w illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author describes this fantasy about an escalating battle between the suburban Plotkin family and its strong-willed neighbor as ``nonfiction''; indeed, though Eddie (a feisty, amoral raccoon), his friend Puff (a cat who's adept—but not always successful—in manipulating her family), and hilariously bumbling Kitty (a golden retriever) express themselves in words, they are portrayed from the ironical perspective of a human who has endured, and been much amused by, their interactions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"No source notes. (Biography. 12+)"
An effective rags-to-riches biography of a chief's descendant who became a Democratic senator from Colorado after distinguishing himself as a judo teacher, deputy sheriff, and artisan. Read full book review >

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THE <i>FROM HELL</i> COMPANION by Alan Moore
Released: May 1, 2013

"Aimed at a very narrow audience, but a treasure trove for would-be comic scribes and artists and independent comic aficionados."
A man-behind-the-curtain look at a seminal graphic novel. Read full book review >

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EDDIE LONGPANTS by Mireille Levert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Coupled with a top-to-bottom layout accentuating the elongated focus of each scene, this is sympathetic and to the point. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Eddie's very tall, lanky stature poses more than a logistics problem at school. Read full book review >

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EDDIE, INCORPORATED by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1980

"The story reads smoothly enough, but it's unoriginal in outline, and not bright enough in its particulars to function as anything but a time filler for junior-achievement types."
With his father in the produce business, his mother selling homemade goodies, his oldest brother already assistant manager of a shoe store, and his high school brother already working toward a banking career, Eddie too wants a business: "He wanted a desk with a phone on it. . . . Read full book review >

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STEADY EDDIE by T. Glen Coughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Eddie's an awfully passive protagonist, but Coughlin tells his story with just the right amount of insouciance, bitter ironies, and adolescent angst."
Delightfully grungy second novel from Coughlin (The Hero of New York, 1986), a down 'n' dirty bildungsroman set on Long Island's grim, hapless, dead-end South Shore, littered with the 1970s detritus of lava lamps, eight-track tape decks, and long nights cruising in muscle cars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING EDDIE by Deborah Joy Corey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Freshness of language and observation mark Corey as a promising newcomer, but she's hobbled herself here by overdoing the disasters and having Laura tell us about them in the historic present—not a fruitful tense for the limited consciousness of a nine-year-old."
A nine-year-old girl survives a succession of family tragedies—in an uneven first novel by Corey, born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada. Read full book review >

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BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL by Herman J. Viola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"Viola neither lionizes nor challenges Campbell's machismo—and this moral neutrality makes for a curiously old-fashioned biography, informative but ultimately unsatisfying. (Forty b&w photographs—not seen)"
An uncritical biography of the new US senator from Colorado, the only Native American serving in Congress. Read full book review >

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EDDIE SIGNWRITER by Adam Schwartzman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A thoroughly confused tale whose inarticulate protagonist is the biggest, but by no means the only, source of frustration."
Young lovers fall victim to the machinations of the middle-aged in this limp first novel from South African poet Schwartzman. Read full book review >