Search Results: "Fred Beshid"


BOOK REVIEW

Poetry Lessons by Fred Beshid
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A believable, likable and well-balanced story about putting down roots while staying true to oneself."
In Beshid's debut novel set in mid-1990s Los Angeles, a minimalist poet tries to find love with a junk-collecting artist. Read full book review >

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CAST AWAY ON THE LETTER A by Fred
Kirkus Star
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Not since Carroll's Alice has there been such a marvelous and incredible adventure. (visual glossary, index, maps) (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)
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A charming French import first published in 1972 and now translated into English for the first time about a boy who falls down a well and finds himself in a strange, whimsical world. Read full book review >

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SUPER JUMBO by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Broadly entertaining. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small elephant's superhero ambitions leave unintended chaos wherever he goes. Read full book review >

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THE SUSPENDED CASTLE by Fred
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"While the whimsy and wonder run high, the narrative contrivances intrude more than in its predecessors. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Philemon is back on—or rather in—the map with his friend Mr. Bartholomew, where they must help more peculiar inhabitants of the nonsensical map-world. Read full book review >

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THE WILD PIANO by Fred
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Easily eclipsing the decades, this mind-bending fantasy blends familiar literary allusions, psychedelic settings, and just the right smattering of fun. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Philemon (Cast Away on the Letter A, 2014) returns in another whimsical romp to revisit the letter A and free his friend Bartholomew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO CHEER UP DAD by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"Welcome Little Jumbo! We hope we'll see more of you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Koehler's picture-book debut, Little Jumbo repeatedly tries the patience of his dad but then does his best to make everything better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY TALK by Fred Hiatt
Released: May 1, 1999

"A blend of delicate hues and deep jewel tones suffused by a gentle light lends an ethereal quality to the images. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Importuned by the incomprehensible cries of his baby brother, Joey turns to his other family members to decipher their meaning, preferring the role of an observer in the daily care of his sibling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 26, 1990

Powledge (Fat of the Land, 1984; Water, 1982, etc.) covered the civil-rights movement as a reporter for both the New York Times and the Atlanta Journal, and he recaps it here from its first tentative beginnings after WW II to the triumphant march in 1965 from Selma to Montgomery, which signalled an end to segregation and the terrorizing of African-Americans in the South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Siegel's arguments have as many loose ends as urban America has problems, but there is no shortage of ideas to ponder."
A partisan yet sometimes penetrating analysis of urban America's decline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERSERKER KILL by Fred Saberhagen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Dwells rather too long on virtual reality, currently one of science fiction's hot topics, but otherwise reliably plotted and executed: a worthy addition to a popular series."
Addition to Saberhagen's long-standing series (The Berserker Throne, 1985, etc.) about the ``berserkers''—insensate smart machines that roam the galaxy seeking out and destroying intelligent organic lifeforms. Read full book review >

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THE NEW WILD by Fred Pearce
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"Pearce's book could use some pruning and shaping of its own, but his theme is significant: There is no going back when change is the norm."
Environmental journalist Pearce (The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth, 2012, etc.) examines the effects of introduced species and our responses to them. Read full book review >