Search Results: "Erik Craddock"


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ROBOT FRENZY by Erik Craddock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Readers new to the series will clamor for Stone Rabbit's other outings; his fans will greet it eagerly. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
Stone Rabbit and friends face their most frightening nemesis yet right in their own hometown: a ginormous shark robot! Read full book review >

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STONE RABBIT by Erik Craddock
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Best get both. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
While flossing, Stone Rabbit discovers a bottomless pit of doom in his bathroom floor—one more reason to hate Mondays. Read full book review >

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AN ALCHEMY OF MASQUES AND MIRRORS by Curtis Craddock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2017

"A very promising start, both for a series and a new author."
This debut fantasy is set in the Risen Kingdoms, where countries float in the air and people take airships from place to place, princes battle for a throne, and dashing musketeers defend feisty princesses. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BOY by Sonia Craddock
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The jacket painting instantly evokes Jamesina's world; in text and in art, she's an appealing heroine, full of old-fashioned spunk. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A curse dropped on the shoulders of a baby by an angry neighbor is subverted into a saving grace when WWII roars through Germany, in this allegorical tale, built along the plot lines of Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

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POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Insubstantial. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A mediocre fantasy series starter sends a group of children on an adventure that will probably have them saving the world in the third volume. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN by Erik Barmack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A halfway decent job of ridiculing a mass-entertainment phenomenon."
A mildly subversive first novel takes aim at reality TV. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND EMPIRE by Erik Orsenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 1991

"A rich, if at times overstuffed, book with much to savor."
A best-selling Prix Goncourt winner and, like The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Name of the Rose, one of those accessible contemporary European novels, more international than national in style and substance. Read full book review >

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PRACTICE RESURRECTION by Erik Reece
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"Reece's insightful, witty, and reflective essays offer up new ways of thinking about spirituality, culture, and the environment."
Religion, ecology, literature, family, and ideas all commingle in this collection. Read full book review >

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UTOPIA DRIVE by Erik Reece
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Compelling narratives with a personal voice, with some utopian political bite."
A journalist and author drives his truck around the East visiting utopian communities—past and present—and concludes we need to think more like those folks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great idea, much research, but overwrought and overwritten. (12 maps)"
Accounts of how the weather has affected human history (mostly military) from Noah to 'Nam. Read full book review >

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THE LEAD CLOAK by Erik Hanberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"A solid premise supports this entertaining tale."
The Lattice, an open-source, omnipotent information technology, grants access to every thought and action—and Byron Shaw is sworn to protect it against attacks by fanatics, including the ones who have just abducted him. Read full book review >