Search Results: "Graeme Simsion"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROSIE EFFECT by Graeme Simsion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Don prides himself on meticulous consideration of all scenarios; not even he could've imagined that the sparkle of his love story wouldn't last."
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…a baby that Don Tillman, lovable genius, has certainly not factored into his current life plan. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP by Graeme Simsion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A strong reminder of just how affecting nostalgia can be, but Part 2 of this love story is out of tune with its beginning."
Simsion makes a clear departure from the world of The Rosie Project (2013) and provides a soundtrack to this story of love in two parts. Read full book review >

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THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A sparkling, laugh-out-loud novel."
Polished debut fiction, from Australian author Simsion, about a brilliant but emotionally challenged geneticist who develops a questionnaire to screen potential mates but finds love instead. The book won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KING OF ANGKOR WAT by Graeme Base
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"These pages beckon readers to return again and again to pore over the details. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four boastful Asian animals learn a lesson in humility. Read full book review >

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THE WORST BAND IN THE UNIVERSE by Graeme Base
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Reading this one aloud may lead to riotous story hours. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Steven Spielberg meets Lewis Carroll via Jimmy Page in this latest opus from the irrepressible Base (The Discovery of Dragons, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNO’S GARDEN by Graeme Base
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Depicting humans with comically sheep-like features and populating his world with a host of extravagantly odd animals, Base provides a visual feast that makes his point in a simple, direct but never overly earnest way. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Base plays with words, images and even numbers in this lavishly illustrated introduction to the importance of natural balance. Read full book review >

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THE WATER HOLE by Graeme Base
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

After the comic futuristic chronicle The Worst Band in the Universe (1999), Base returns to his Animalia (1987) roots. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELEPHANTS by Graeme Base
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An offbeat and winning mix of earthiness and enchantment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A magical mouse helps young Jim save the family farm. Read full book review >

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ENIGMA by Graeme Base
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Base's rhyming text is undeniably pedestrian, but his tableaux are stylish and packed with witty touches. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Bertie Badger undertakes a magical mystery tour to recover a cache of missing props. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE DRUMS by Graeme Base
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not the strongest plot around, but, along with the pleasures of poring over accomplished, sometimes beautiful art for cleverly hidden details, children will be drawn by the silly switcheroos and comical expressions of dismay among the animal cast. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The author of The Water Hole (2001) creates elaborately worked scenes of vast African plains and thick jungles, in which lurk disguised creatures and subtle transformations for sharp-eyed young observers to spot. Read full book review >

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THOR by Graeme Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"As a vest-pocket history, this one likely won't be beat anytime soon. (Mythology. 12 & up)"
If this book is any indication of the quality of this new series, readers are in for a treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"At least as imaginative as—and less earnest than—Gurney's Dinotopia (p. 921), and illustrated with greater skill; there's also the ecological message. (Picture book. 6+)"
The Australian creator of the best-selling Animalia (1987) concocts an underwater yarn in which the ugly Grouper and his henchmen, who have opened up some barrels of toxic waste on the ocean floor in a real-estate takeover attempt, are heroically outwitted by an intrepid band of soldier crabs in full regimental regalia, the amiable Pearl (waitress at the Seahorse Cafe), and the ``Catfish Gang,'' including Pearl's loutish brother Finneus (``really just your normal teenage Trout''). Read full book review >