Search Results: "Eric Luper"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG SLICK by Eric Luper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A sweet crush, a cute little brother and a flashy casino road trip keep the novel from disappearing entirely into poker's shadows. (Fiction. YA)"
Poker prodigy Andrew Lang steals $600 from the family dry-cleaning business to play in an underground tournament and scrambles to replace the cash before his dad finds out. Read full book review >

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SETH BAUMGARTNER’S LOVE MANIFESTO by Eric Luper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2010

"Derivative but supremely enjoyable. (Fiction. YA)"
When Seth's girlfriend dumps him during her lunch break at Applebee's, he is not only heartbroken but totally grossed out: While Veronica squelches his dreams of love with nonsensical platitudes like, "I'm too comfortable with you," Seth spots his father having an intimate meal with a sexy woman who is definitely not his mother. Read full book review >

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JEREMY BENDER VS. THE CUPCAKE CADETS by Eric Luper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Although amusing, this story never quite reaches the level of funny, but it's well-meaning and enjoyable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A not-so-lightweight tale rises above drag jokes to reveal surprising profundity. Read full book review >

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BUG BOY by Eric Luper
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 2009

"Occasional violence, sexuality and Jack's extreme weight-loss efforts make this a more suitable read for older teens, who will find themselves thundering through the home stretch in order to discover whether Jack will win, place or show in this first-rate novel. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Jack Walsh is elevated from head exercise rider to "bug boy," or apprentice jockey, after another jockey is severely injured during a race. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS MOONSTONE by Eric Luper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"With the emphasis on mystery and action rather than history, à la Magic Tree House, this new chapter-book series will appeal to junior detectives. (Mystery. 7-10)"
In this series opener, Cleo and Evan find themselves transported back in time to Victorian England to solve the crime of a stolen diamond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE MATH BEAR by Caroline Glicksman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"It just doesn't add up. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eric, a red glow-in-the-dark bear who works in a bank, foils a robbery in Glicksman's debut picture book. Read full book review >

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ERIC THE RED by Neil Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Ambrus's meticulous illustrations vividly portray Eric's times. (maps, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This entry in the What's Their Story? series goes beyond the well-known image of the famously fierce Eric the Red to unveil a driven explorer and founder of a new land. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >

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THE ART OF ERIC CARLE by Eric Carle
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"Throughout are photographs and reproductions of art; the book closes with more samples of Carle's work and an international bibliography of his published books. (Autobiography. 8+)"
An agreeable overview of Carle's life and work, a consideration of the genesis of his ideas, a look at how he fashions his collages, and admiring words from some of his colleagues. Read full book review >