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 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 >

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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

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

DOUBLE REVERSE by Fred Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An apt choice to surprise a young football fan with the power of words. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Loosely based on real-life stories of football players who didn't look the part, this tale of confident persistence will ring true for all the kids who have been told they're too small or too female. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 18, 1990

A palatable but unexceptional installment in Saberhagen's cleverly conceived Swords series. Read full book review >

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RANSOM FOR A HOLIDAY by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 1997

"As quietly warming as a Christmas breakfast."
Two years after the Yuletide murder of her brother Nathan closed Hawthorne House, her bed-and-breakfast outside upstate LeFavre, Michigan, Sara Bartlett is ready to reopen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A SHARPNESS ON THE NECK by Fred Saberhagen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Neat, sober Saberhagen and immensely engaging."
Intelligent mix of historical and modern-day vampirism, with the ninth return of Saberhagen's revisionist, sharing-and-caring Prince Vlad Dracula (SÇance for a Vampire, 1994, etc), the most honorable of the undead. Read full book review >

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BERSERKER FURY by Fred Saberhagen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Plenty of well-orchestrated maneuvers and action, not too much subtlety: This reliable formula should please the many berserker devotees."
An addition to Saberhagen's long-standing series about the berserkers (Berserker Kill, 1993, etc.), smart machines whose programming directs them to roam the galaxy seeking out and destroying organic life—and especially ``badlife,'' those beings who attempt to resist extermination. Read full book review >