Search Results: "Garth Stein"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW EVAN BROKE HIS HEAD AND OTHER SECRETS by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An unconvincing second outing (after Raven Stole the Moon, 1998)."
Here's what happens when an epileptic rock musician tries his hand at single parenting. Read full book review >

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A SUDDEN LIGHT by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A repetitive, poorly conceived work of pulp fiction. Frankly, we're stumped."
This monotonous multigenerational tale of a family and its timber empire will have the reader sawing logs in no time. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2008

"Pointedly inspirational."
Stein (How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, 2005, etc.) uses a dog as narrator to clever effect in this tear-jerker about an aspiring race-car driver who suffers more woes than Job but never mistreats his dog. Read full book review >

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RAVEN STOLE THE MOON by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"At best, more pleasing than profound."
Ingratiating, mildly spooky thriller debut about feckless yuppies whose mythic escapades with creepy Tlingit bogeymen lead to romance and redemption. Read full book review >

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ENZO'S VERY SCARY HALLOWEEN by Garth Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Though his story is a bit wordy (but well-suited to a read-aloud), few will be able to resist Enzo's charm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Traffic may not daunt the race car-chasing dog, but Halloween certainly does. Read full book review >

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TAKING MATTERS INTO HER OWN HANDS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

Cover Story: Illustrative

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Regency Ride

Bonus Factors: Gender Swap, Magic

Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

Cover Story: Illustrative

Although there’s a lot going on here, I really like all of it. Each little piece speaks to something within the story, and hints at the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BENJAMIN’S TREASURE by Garth Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"While the story is a bit forced, the images are vintage Williams, warm and fuzzy and just right. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1951, beloved illustrator Williams (Stuart Little, Bedtime for Frances, the Little House books) published a novel called The Adventures of Benjamin Pink. Read full book review >

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THE DEADLY 7 by Garth Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Muddled but fun, with a notably subversive premise. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
With help from seven loyal but decidedly iffy companions, 11-year-old Nelson sets out to rescue his kidnapped older sister. Read full book review >

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TO HOLD THE BRIDGE by Garth Nix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 9, 2015

"Not a necessary purchase, but a tasty buffet for Nix fans and a comprehensive sampler for new readers. (Fantasy/horror/science-fiction short stories. 12 & up)"
A collection of short speculative fiction showcases a hugely popular author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 2012

"Space battles! Political intrigue! Engineered warriors! Techno-wizardry! Assassins! Pirates! Rebels! Duels! Secrets, lies, sex and True Love! What more can anybody ask for? (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Exuberant and insightful, this science-fiction bildungsroman grapples with the essential question: "Who am I?" Read full book review >

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NEWT'S EMERALD by Garth Nix
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Slight but entertaining; even hobbled by cautious storytelling, it should satisfy genre fans. (Regency fantasy. 12-15)"
An author known for his imaginative worldbuilding tackles fantasy Regency romance. Read full book review >

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FROGKISSER! by Garth Nix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Great fun with heart. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Princess Anya goes questing to fulfill a promise to her sister. Read full book review >