Search Results: "Eric Powell"


BOOK REVIEW

BILLY HOOTEN by Thomas E. Sniegoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2007

"Featuring full-page illustrations (most not seen), nonstop action, bursts of silliness and the inevitable '1' on the spine, this is tailor-made for fans of Bruce Coville's Magic Shop series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A nerdy lad assumes the mantle of a vanished superhero and discovers that he really does have what it takes in this airy esteem-builder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY HOOTEN by Thomas E. Sniegoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2007

"Featuring full-page illustrations (most not seen), nonstop action, bursts of silliness and the inevitable '1' on the spine, this is tailor-made for fans of Bruce Coville's Magic Shop series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A nerdy lad assumes the mantle of a vanished superhero and discovers that he really does have what it takes in this airy esteem-builder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER by Consie Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A great addition to any collection, especially if that collection is in a snowy place. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Part Eye Spy, part counting book, this is a wonderful seasonal activity that will have kids learning as they observe the wintry world around them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST DESSERT by Polly Powell
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1996

"A thoroughly accomplished debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
That last piece of yellow cake with fudge frosting has Patsy's name written all over it, but her mother declines Patsy's pointed request for it. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MASTER OF MISRULE by Laura Powell
Released: June 12, 2012

"Thriller, magic, mystery, love and betrayal: in the cards and in these pages. (listing of tarot cards, author's note) (Urban fantasy. 13 & up)"
Creepy, tarot-infused magic and mayhem take center stage in part two of this unusual duology that began with The Game of Triumphs (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE OYSTERS AND A CLAM by Randy Powell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"In the end, though, the story and its concerns are slight, not as engaging as Powell's Run If You Dare (2001), which offers more substantial character development and depth. (Fiction. YA)"
Three eleventh-graders grapple with the challenge of expanding beyond their small social circle as they spend a weekend seeking a fourth member for their flag-football team in this mildly entertaining novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHISTLING TOILETS by Randy Powell
FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1996

"The book may be most reminiscent of Chris Crutcher's early, edgy work—no faint praise—but it has a unique feature that is surely all Powell's own: whistling toilets. (Fiction. 12+)"
At 16, Stan Claxton doesn't think very highly of himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: June 24, 1992

"An engaging, readable story featuring razor-sharp dialogue, nicely articulated chemistry between the characters, and a happy ending. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A light teen comedy about a shy, underdeveloped senior and his rebellious younger cousin, who meet and loosen each other up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE CRABBE by Neil Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"British poet and biographer Powell (Roy Fuller, not reviewed) displays an impressive knowledge of his subject and a delight in close reading of the texts that make this a surprisingly accessible biography."
A fresh, thoroughly enjoyable, and much-needed account of the early English Romantic, a favorite with his fellow poets. Read full book review >