Search Results: "Gary U.S. Bonds"


BOOK REVIEW

BY U.S. BONDS by Gary U.S. Bonds
Released: June 1, 2013

"A worthwhile rock 'n' roll memoir, and an inspiring story about following one's bliss."
Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bonds details his remarkable half-century career in popular music. Read full book review >

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THIS IS SILLY! by Gary Taxali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Some kids may like the lilting rhymes and bold colors and patterns, but for the most part Taxali's vintage designs remain better suited for his already appreciative adult market. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pop art and advertising-design nostalgia combine in a picture book that seems to see audience as secondary to presentation. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE by Gary Chalk
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 1993

"Not essential, but a curiosity that may engage some readers (and impulse buyers). (Picture book. 5-9)"
The American Revolution, reenacted by mice and other animals on hobbyhorses, rather like Redwall's heroics; recounted in verse that can be sung to the mocking redcoat song the rebels defiantly adopted (``Redcoats were surprised to find/Us Yankees set on winning./At Lexington a shot rang out,/It was the war's beginning!''); and augmented with more facts and asides (``Does this mean they're going to free the slaves?'' asks a raccoon/Native American). Read full book review >

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RUMBLE WITH THE ROMANS by Gary Northfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Readers will applaud the Monty Python-esque exploits of this hoofed hero. Just don't call him a horse. (map) (Farce. 10-12)"
Fun and games in the Coliseum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"An admirable effort that could sway Bonds' romance fans over to the thriller genre."
Prolific romance writer Bonds (For All Time, 1996, etc.) embraces the thriller genre in this tale of tradition, power and murder set in Arizona's Hopi Land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATTLE WITH THE BRITONS!  by Gary Northfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Those treacherous Romans are ripe for a fall…and Julius is just the zebra to give them a push. (appendix) (Historical farce. 10-12)"
At the behest of Emperor Hadrian, the striped gladiator and his animal cohorts sail off to strut their stuff in Britannia. Read full book review >

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Indian Affairs by Parris Afton Bonds
ROMANCE
Released: July 10, 2012

"Appealing for fans of Bonds' established romantic style, this time with a message of diversity against an old-time, desert backdrop."
A married socialite finds passion in the arms of a Native American shaman in this historical love story from a veteran romance writer. Read full book review >

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SON WHO RETURNS by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Free of crises and melodrama, a buoyant take on the theme of embracing one's family heritage. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Powwow drums call a modern teen to reconnect with his Native American roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABNORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2014

"For a creepy thriller based on Native American lore, Joseph Bruchac's Skeleton Man (2001) is a much stronger choice. (Paranormal adventure. 10-14)"
This slim adventure tale is rooted in Cherokee culture. Read full book review >