Search Results: "Fred Guterl"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"Aside from too many lurid terrorist scenarios, this is an intelligent account of the mess we are making of the planet; the unsettling conclusion: that humans may survive because we are resilient, not because we can fix matters."
A fine scientific explanation of our abuse of the natural world that, despite the subtitle, does not explain how to stop it. 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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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 >

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SêANCE FOR A VAMPIRE by Fred Saberhagen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"A clever idea, appealingly and persuasively set forth, but about halfway through, the uncomplicated plot subsides into aimless twiddling."
Saberhagen's revisionist Dracula series (A Question of Time, 1992) features the count as a sharing and caring New Vampire who also happens to be a relative of Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Watson, capably assisted by the count, relates how, in 1903, Kulakov, a mad Russian vampire of 18th-century origin, sets in motion a plan to recover some missing jewels from the prosperous Altamont family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHICKEN ASYLUM by Fred Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"It's too bad for Peter, though, that this year's script gives him nothing to do except have frequent sex with Alex."
Alex Reynolds has now done so many errands for the CIA (National Nancys, 2000, etc.) that he's cut back his practice as a commercial artist to exactly one client. Read full book review >

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RANSOM UNPAID by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

Ransom Unpaid ($22.95; Nov.; 224 pp.; 0-312-24233-6) Abigail Pearson still misses her long-missing husband Phillip, but not so much that she welcomes his return in spectral form. Read full book review >

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ANCESTORS AND OTHERS by Fred Chappell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A heaped literary plate with something for every taste."
From Southern poet/novelist Chappell (Look Back All the Green Valley, 1999, etc.), a richly varied collection of short fiction. Read full book review >