Search Results: "Fred Stillwell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AIRPLANE ALPHABET BOOK by Jerry Pallotta
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1997

"They also explain various technical terms: hangar, fuselage, cockpit, control tower, etc. Bolster's accompanying artwork is paintbox bright, suffusing the planes with character and purpose. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
An ABC book powered by aircraft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR IN THE PERSIAN GULF by Fred Bratman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Chronology; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Beautifully produced and illustrated, one variant of the US Department of State's view of the recent American war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD MAN IN A BASEBALL CAP by Fred Rochlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Here, they come off as simply careless, pointless, and offensive."
Crude and often nonsensical, these stories of Rochlin's WWII experiences were written as monologues for his one-man show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVENTH BOOK OF LOST SWORDS by Fred Saberhagen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1992

"Soap-opera-ish, in that nobody seems to have anything much to do except chase after Swords; still, by now the characters are as familiar and comfortable as old shoes, the plotting agreeable enough, and the workout overall well up to par."
Wayfinder, one of the ten surviving Swords forged by the gods and imbued with tremendous magical powers, leads its wielder wherever he or she commands it to go. Read full book review >