Search Results: "F.T. Bradley"


BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE VISION by F.T. Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Strong character. Weak premise. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A middle school troublemaker turns secret agent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRADLEY MCGOGG by Tim Beiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"An amusing tale, indeed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picky eating has rarely been so lauded as it is in this tale of a delicate amphibian diet. Read full book review >

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BEHAVING BRADLEY by Perry Nodelman
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"In Brad's unrealistic world, he seems to count himself as the only one with any redeeming qualities—no wonder he's miserable. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Self-pitying, Holden Caulfield—wannabe Bradley Gold narrates Nodelman's tale of much ado about nothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRADLEY AND THE BILLBOARD by Mame Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1998

"Bradley's first inseam measurement and his first shoot—further buttress the humor in this entertaining read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a fast-moving tale, Farrell (Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd, 1995, etc.) presents a look at the stereotypes of models, fame, and vanity; refreshingly, the perspective is a boy's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEY by Carys Bray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An absorbing, beautifully written debut novel with surprising moments of humor."
When 4-year-old Issy dies of meningitis, her Mormon family struggles with sadness, doubt and faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1991

"A shot in the arm, though, for sophisticated but not necessarily ambitious foodies."
California chef and restaurant owner Ogden goes in for humble traditions with nouvelle or just unexpected touches (grits and garlic custards; crab hash), dressed-up American regional foods (corn and chile timbale), and a few upscale imports (fresh Italian buffalo mozzarella with black olive paste). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Private Life of General Omar N. Bradley by Jeffrey D. Lavoie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"A rigorous yet accessible look at a misunderstood American hero."
This biography of Gen. Omar N. Bradley, one of Patton's contemporaries, explores his personal life more thoroughly than any attempted before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTS & ASHES by F.T. Lukens
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 9, 2017

"Queer science-fiction romance for teens is badly needed, but readers needn't settle for thinly constructed worlds, flat characters, and tepid prose. Try Alexandra Duncan's Sound (2015) instead. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
This sequel to The Star Host (2016) brings a fraught romantic pairing into constant deadly space peril. Read full book review >

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THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MEDIATING MYTHS & MAGIC by F.T. Lukens
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"Creatures, comedy, and coming out: check. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
Assisting an intermediary between the worlds of myths and humans is easier than asking the football hero to homecoming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, MAMA by Jeanette Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2017

"This will provide both reassurance to children missing their own loved ones and ideas for staying connected. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A package in the mail helps a baby penguin know that his mother loves him even though miles separate them. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVE'S A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE by Alan Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Despite a climactic attempt on her life, Bradley's unquenchable heroine brings 'the most complicated case I had ever come across' to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead."
Now that both King George VI and her own beloved father have died (Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, 2016, etc.), preteen sleuth/savant/troublemaker Flavia de Luce fears that she'll have to submit to the iron rule of her Aunt Felicity—but not before another "happy holiday" with murder intervenes. Read full book review >