Search Results: "Felix Arthur"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN PRINCE by Felix Arthur
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Straightforward and sweet—almost darling, but in a very good way. If only it were available in hardcover. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This prince's day as related in simple words and images will prompt requests for still more reads. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE BOOK OF ALLITERATIONS by Felix Arthur
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Silly sentences spotlight surprising scenes for sophisticated senses with swagger. (Picture book. 8 & up)"
An alphabet of alliterative sentences, each illustrated with fey drawings. Read full book review >

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APPLES AND ROBINS by Lucie Felix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This very simple seasonal turn invites viewers to look afresh at shapes and colors and changes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this cozy import, inventively placed cutouts on alternate pages turn geometric abstractions into apples, birds, a birdhouse, and other outdoorsy sights. Read full book review >

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THE RUMOR by Monique Felix
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Ironically enough, this particular Rumor doesn't seem likely to inspire much repetition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A group of animal friends misinterprets a small piece of information, resulting in outsized fears and creating a one-joke tale that rolls quickly along to a happy ending. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S GAMBLE by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"If all this sounds familiar, Francis fans can be assured that, like Nick's climactic mount, they're in reassuringly expert hands."
Nonpareil jockey/suspense writer Dick Francis's son Felix, who coauthored his late father's last four novels (Crossfire, 2010, etc.), turns in a solo performance fully worthy of the family name. Read full book review >

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BOY 30529 by Felix Weinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Minor, perhaps, but a revelation all the same, told with both candor and odd innocence."
An unusually good-natured memoir about life in the Nazi camps and the travails of being a postwar refugee. Read full book review >

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THUNDERER by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Slow to start, and increasingly amorphous toward the end, but memorably imaginative, with intriguing characters and flashes of genuine originality: impressive and highly promising."
Gilman debuts with a sprawling Victorian-style fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE WILD BOAR by Felix Mettler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Not a mystery, or even a very good inverted detective story, but a parable, and a fine one, about the remarkable difficulty of leave-taking."
The ghost of DÅrrenmatt's The Judge and His Hangman hovers over this sweet, sad tale of murder and mortality at St. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTIONS by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Odd, unsettling, inconclusive."
Magicians with murky motives clash in Gilman's (The Rise of Ransom City, 2012, etc.) peculiar spiritualist fantasy, which incorporates a healthy dash of Edgar Rice Burroughs and perhaps a hint of Lovecraft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"History doesn't get easier to take than this."
Top-notch compilation celebrating 200 years of New York City news as seen in the pages of the New York Post, with half-tones and line art throughout. Read full book review >

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HOME IN EXILE by Felix Kobla
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Not a happy story, but an inspiring journey to find a home."
From the dark world of illegal immigration comes Kobla's uplifting yet unsettling novel that helps put a human face on the millions of migrants around the globe. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN FINKELMEYER by Felix Roziner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1991

"Roziner's soft-edged satire is filled with a genial, melancholy gaiety that will remind American readers of Josef Skvorecky—but without the Czech novelist's range or tightly controlled plotting."
A hopelessly self-effacing Russian Jew writes glorious poems under the Khrushchev regime but imprudently neglects the official steps to make a name for himself as a poet—an obvious parable for the career of its prolific author, who wrote this novel in Moscow during the early 70's and is finally about to see it published there. Read full book review >