Search Results: "Fred Howard"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF COVENANT by Fred Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"An engrossing mystery about secrets in an old Southern town that delivers a plea for unity."
A Southern minister befriends a Muslim professor accused of murdering a local business owner in this novel. Read full book review >

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TRANSFORMING FAITH by Fred Howard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A profound, moving take on faith in an age that often vehemently challenges it."
A deeply meditative gathering of essays that reflects on one man's lifelong wrangling with his spirituality. Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2001

"Lacks punch because it lacks supporting evidence."
An observer's thoughts on America's perceived moral decline and its government's tendency toward autocracy. 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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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 >

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NINE DAYS by Fred Hiatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"This engaging mix will have great appeal to middle school readers in search of adventure; the geopolitical education is a nice bonus. (Thriller. 11-16)"
Human rights abuses in China get all too personal for a couple of American high school students in this appealing thriller. Read full book review >

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I, CROCODILE by Fred Marcellino
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"He's such an engaging sort that readers will surely forgive him for pulling down an occasional unwary passerby—a crocodile must eat, after all. (Picture book. 7-9)"
PLB 0-06-205199-7 More stylish invention from Marcellino (Natalie Babbitt's Ouch!, 1998, etc.), inspired by a 19th-century satire. Read full book review >