Search Results: "Evan Polenghi"


BOOK REVIEW

I’M YOUR BUS by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"As a first-day-of-school reassurance for newly minted kindergartners, for whom the school bus is an often anxiety-producing rite of passage, this one's top-notch. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A cheery yellow school bus, grille grinning from headlight to headlight, introduces itself to the children it carries from home to school and back again in rhythmic, three-line stanzas: "Watch those backpacks coming through. / Have fun today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A well-rendered account of a history too little known in the West."
Hands up: Who knew that American forces once invaded Russia? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A vivid, arresting work of journalistic history. (First serial to Civilization)"
Thomas (The Man to See, 1991, etc.), assistant managing editor at Newsweek, depicts a quartet of well-born spies and their role in the CIA's early days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECEMBER 1941 by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A rigorous, sharp survey of this decisive moment in the war."
Suspenseful chronicle of the 12 days in December 1941 that would define the perimeters of the global conflagration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOYALIST TO A FAULT by Evan Munday
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Enjoyably campy horror set in a small town with, plainly, dark secrets aplenty yet to discover. (Mystery/fantasy. 12-15)"
Someone is systematically looting the town of Sticksville of its historical records in this third caper featuring punk teen detective October Schwartz and her five dead partners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORYTELLER by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >

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DR. BIRD'S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS by Evan Roskos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Captivating introspection from a winning character. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Self-deprecating humor abounds in this debut novel that pulls no punches about the experience of depression and anxiety for its teen protagonist. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD KID DETECTIVE AGENCY by Evan Munday
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Authorial tics aside, an engaging tale with a resilient heroine, a dead but lively supporting cast and enough wit to grease the wheels. (Detective fantasy. 12-15)"
A goth teen meets ghosts, uncovers a murder and even gets a little (very little) work done on her horror novel in this mannered but entertaining prose debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIL JUSTICE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2009

"Classy Anna's second cozy (Death is Disposable, 2008, etc.) showcases Manhattan as it keeps you guessing."
A serial killer's crime spree provides a template for a copycat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARKING AT BUTTERFLIES by Evan Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Mostly misfires, but the prodigious author of 90-plus novels (The Last Dance, 1999, etc.) has been on target so often throughout a marvelous career that his reputation is virtually bulletproof."
A varied but disappointing collection by one of our crime fiction icons. Read full book review >