Search Results: "Fiona McLeod"


BOOK REVIEW

HEAVEN IS A BETTER PLACE by Fiona McLeod
Released: Jan. 30, 2012

"An inspirational tale that travels the road back from hardship and abuse."
McLeod's memoir recounts decades of abuse at the hands of her father and husband before she discovered God and turned her life around. Read full book review >

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SUPERHERO ABC by Bob McLeod
ABC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"This frothy mix of laughs, giggles and expertly drawn, melodramatically posed Good Guys zeroes in on its target audience with superhuman accuracy and action. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Veteran comic-book artist McLeod presents an alphabetical gallery of newly minted superheroes—from Astro-Man, who is "Always Alert for An Alien Attack" to the Zinger, Zanily Zigzagging through the Zero Zone. Read full book review >

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EARN IT! by Cinders McLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"The joy in hard work, above and beyond the gratification, feels absent in Bunnyland, which is a serious downer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everyone, bunnies included, must learn to make money the old-fashioned way. By earning it. Read full book review >

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GODHEAD by Greg McLeod
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A novel combination of worlds and characters in an ambitious, cutting story that's occasionally overcomplicated."
From author McLeod (The King of Dreams, 2014), an epic fantasy novel spanning Earth and mythical lands. Read full book review >

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PRANKSTERS by Kembrew McLeod
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"McLeod's renditions of his own pranks bring sparkle and humor to the serious message of his book."
The story of how mischief-makers hope to change the world one prank at a time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"In McLeod's expert hands, legal misuse makes good tragicomedy, a theater of greed and control."
A tart critique of copyright bullying, a practice that squelches creativity and interferes with the give-and-take of artistry. Read full book review >

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REST AREA by Clay McLeod Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Chapman's pieces often read strongly and will charm many, but clearly the treat would be to hear the author do his monologues and give each character his, her, or its shading and vocal edges. If this comes out as an audiobook, grab it."
Debut sheaf of short stories by a 24-year-old playwright and monologist who has an off-Broadway play opening in March. Read full book review >

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MISS CORPUS by Clay McLeod Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Too pompous to be disgusting, this remains just a bore."
A morbid and lugubrious tale by playwright Chapman (Rest Area, 2002). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A multifaceted journey for devotees of Vertigo to contemplate and enjoy."
Last time the world heard from Judy Barton she was tumbling out of the bell tower at Mission San Juan Bautista to her death, but it turns out the ethereal beauty of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo has more to say. Read full book review >

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WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >