Search Results: "Geoffrey L. Greif"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1992

"Not a behind-the-headlines exposÇ, but an earnest and thoughtful introduction to a perplexing problem whose complexities require further research."
Each year, more than 300,000 American parents abduct their children. Read full book review >

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PATRICK AT THE CIRCUS by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Numerous vignettes per page, word balloons as well as text, rapid-fire shifts in mood and tone, and an uncomfortable combination of Katzenjammer brusqueness with treacly settings give this title a bad case of multiple and conflicting personalities. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overly busy title featuring the return of Patrick Brown, the fuzzy little bear, and his family, suffers from a lack of focus as it crams too many subplots into a rather insipid story about going to the circus. Read full book review >

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AGAINST EVERYTHING by Mark Greif
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Too much of this collection is a case in point."
Sontagian exercises in perceiving, noting, and grumbling. Read full book review >

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PATRICK EATS HIS PEAS AND OTHER STORIES by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Another charmer from the reliable Hayes; newly independent readers won't need any condiments to gobble it down. (Graphic easy reader. 4-6)"
Four more minitales (Patrick: A Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories, 2011) take the irrepressible ursine from mealtime to bathtime to bedtime, with a side venture out into the yard to "help" daddy rake leaves. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND PENNY IN LIGHTS OUT by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Another outing positively radiant with child appeal, featuring a pair of close siblings with complementary personalities. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
It's bedtime for the mouseling brother and sister—but not before plenty of horsing around and a deliciously scary expedition into the backyard. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"For the most part, though, the format, vocabulary and art work well here to encourage kids to read on their own and have fun doing it. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
Hayes, the Geisel Award-winning creator of the Benny and Penny stories (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, 2009, etc.) introduces a new character in this collection of short graphic stories. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND PENNY IN THE TOY BREAKER by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A thought-provoking episode just right for the I Can Read set. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
The popular and Geisel Award-winning mouse sibs (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!, 2009) meet their greatest challenge yet when hard-playing, toy-breaking cousin Bo saunters over for a visit. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN THERE? by Geoffrey Grahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1991 but nearly as simply drawn, this debut should draw plenty of repeated walk-throughs. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Grahn invites young voyeurs and others to take a walk through "Grahnville," and to guess from the silhouettes in windows what's going on inside each cartoon townhouse or store. Read full book review >

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PROJECT CAIN by Geoffrey Girard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Stick with Wells and Lyga; this muddle is just plain insulting. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Weaponized serial-killer clones are on the loose, and one of their own teams up with the agent who's hunting them down. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"By no means the final word on O'Hara, but an appealing piece of special pleading. (8 pp. b&w photos)"
An idiosyncratic biography of the pugnacious author (1905-70) of, most notably, Butterfield 8. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Blainey's knowledge of the continent's indigenous peoples and flora and fauna are exceptionally useful in understanding the context of these discoveries."
Prolific Australian historian Blainey (A Short History of the Twentieth Century, 2006, etc.) revisits the epic journey of Capt. James Cook's Endeavour and a parallel voyage by a French ship. Read full book review >