Search Results: "Edward Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

STORYTELLER by Edward Myers
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 21, 2008

"Marvelous. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
A youngster tired of ordinary stories demands that his grandfather tell him something different. Read full book review >

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FAR FROM GRINGO LAND by Edward Myers
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Without bias, the author honestly depicts a rural Mexico that will give young American readers a sense of the good, the bad and the ugly, from the perspective of a young gringo. (Fiction. YA)"
Rick Dresner travels to a very small town in central Mexico to help the Romeros finish their house instead of spending his last summer before graduating from high school hiking in the Colorado Rockies. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE by Edward Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1996

"Low budget TV movies are less shrink-wrapped. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In this rough-hewn survival adventure a menacing but incompetent fossil thief takes two teenagers on an aimless trek through the Utah desert. Read full book review >

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FORRI THE BAKER by Edward Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Still, it's nice to see the underdog pull one off, and the work on the whole resonates with good humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Forri, the best village baker in the town of Ettai, makes some pretty oddly shaped loaves—they look like keys, fish, roots, roses. Read full book review >

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MY PEN by Christopher Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Poignant, vulnerable, wise. (Picture book. 7-12)"
A boy describes everything his pen can do, from the literal to the metaphorical. Read full book review >

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TIME OF THE WITCHES by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Nevertheless, it's a moodily readable take on a story that continues to fascinate. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Myers overlays a melancholy love story on top of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

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ETHAN BETWEEN US by Anna Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will only wish the discussion, curtailed abruptly when Ethan heroically attempts to save a retarded girl in a fire, could have been brought to a more prosaic, less explosive, ending. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Myers (The Keeping Room, 1997, etc.) returns to the red-dirt section of Oklahoma, exploring the line between inspiration and madness. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S CHAIR by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Though some twists, such as Robin's pursuit of hunky student Kash Edge while still supposedly in charge, aren't all that funny, her chatty narrative and sometimes-misplaced self-confidence keep the tone light. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a distinct change of pace, Myers turns in a screwball comedy. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH DEATH by Amy Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Suffering succotash! The feisty heroine Myers (Classic at Bay, 2016, etc.) places at the center of this new series has an affinity for food-based alliteration and a knack for discovering secrets. Like so many other cozies harkening back to the past, it supplies plenty of suspects and a surprise ending."
A chef suddenly finds herself acting as a detective in Jazz Age England. Read full book review >

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AS THE WORLD CHURNS by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Fans of the clever, sarcastic, engaging Magdalena will doubtless find this adventure just as rollicking as all her others (Hell Hath No Curry, 2006, etc.), even if they're hard-pressed to find much mystery."
A fast-talking Mennonite innkeeper's latest scheme for publicizing her inn puts her loved ones in danger. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF PIE by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Magdalena may be smart and amusing, but her atrocious alliterative amalgamations will alienate many a reader."
The maven of Mennonite mysteries is at it again. Read full book review >