Search Results: "Gordon McAlpine"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT EERIE by Gordon McAlpine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2014

"A lightweight gumbo of jokes, codes, treasure, history, mystery and assorted literary references. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The psychically linked twins lay a pair of New Orleans ghosts to rest while surviving a new threat to their lives in this second episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PET AND THE PENDULUM by Gordon McAlpine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A fitting conclusion to a series as suspenseful as it is less-than-earnest, in which mad science, quantum entanglement, encounters with ghosts, and sly twists on literary figures and memes all figure. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Telepathically conjoined twins, distant relatives of the eminent eponymous author, fall into the clutches of their mad-scientist nemesis one last time in this truly explosive series finale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TELL-TALE START by Gordon McAlpine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Middle-grade fans of L.L. Samson's Enchanted Attic series will enjoy this, though it's less clever in its twists and literary references. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Two twins so nearly interchangeable that they even share each other's thoughts nearly fall victim to a mad scientist in this mildly farcical series kickoff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Perfect for a semi-religious Jewish casual baseball fan in search of a Zen-lite guidebook…or maybe just Blue Jay, Dodger, Met and Diamondback fans who remember Green's playing days fondly."
The greatest Jewish baseball player since Sandy Koufax fuses sports autobiography with Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOY IN MUDVILLE by Gordon McAlpine
Released: April 12, 1989

Clever but strenuously overworked screwball baseball fable, circa 1930, from a rookie novelist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY BOX by Gordon McAlpine
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Gently moving, though stylistically adult. (Fiction. YA, adult)"
Carolyn Keene and Franklin Dixon never existed—Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys were written by pseudonymous corporate authors—but if they had been real, would they been debauched artists in Paris? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2004

"A thoroughly pleasant read, tailor-made for the Reader's Digest audience."
Reassuring portraits of life in small-town America, gathered along the eastern shore of the US when the tourists have vanished and the true nature of a place is revealed. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SCOUT by Gordon McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An enthusiastic effort, but with lackluster results. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A dog searches for his lost ball and finds friends in this pedestrian tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE RIGS by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Illustrated in colors ranging from creamy taffies to shades of metallic gray, the art is a young industrialist's dream come true. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mama rig sends the three little rigs out into the world to build their own garages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL AND DIESEL by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Imbued with industrial surrealism, this story, though harrowing, applauds the ingenuity of youngsters and the embrace of a loving family. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Gordon follows The Three Little Rigs (2005) and The Ugly Truckling (2004) with his third fractured fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALD EAGLE by Gordon Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Neither cursory nor overwhelming, this useful tool bespeaks the quiet passion of its creator, and passes it along to budding ornithologists. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
This handy natural-history resource book includes everything readers need to know about eagles and more. Read full book review >