Search Results: "Grahame Baker-Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

FARTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Evocative and moving. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dream of flying is passed down from son to son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEON AND THE PLACE BETWEEN by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fair insight, that, though trite and easier said than done. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Aimed at readers who enjoy such elaborately illustrated, strongly atmospheric ventures into mysterious worlds as Neil Gaiman's The Wolves in the Walls, illustrated by Dave McKean (2003), and Chris Van Allsburg's The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (1979), this episode briefly casts a young member of a stage magician's audience through a die-cut hole into that Place "between there and back again" where magicians' props and assistants go when they disappear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBIN HOOD by David Calcutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Sure to attract new followers for a perennially popular hero. (research and bibliography) (Folklore. 9-13)"
Robbing the rich and punishing the privileged, Robin Hood and his band return in a series of nine episodes gracefully retold and beautifully designed to appeal to modern readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"The book's grotesque joviality should be fun for those looking for it."
The latest literary experiment from the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNHOLY NIGHT by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"A twist on angels and ministers of grace that feels more like a mercenary exercise than a fully fleshed-out adventure."
Three notorious villains protect a carpenter, his virgin wife and their newborn son as they flee the wrath of their Roman pursuers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A rather thrilling adventure spun off from a throwaway joke."
Grahame-Smith (Unholy Night, 2012, etc.) continues his lunatic reimagining of American history after the death of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Does The Wind in the Willows need an annotated edition? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1992

"Not a primary purchase, but a nice supplementary interpretation. (Fiction. 6+)"
Despite the attractive large format of this pleasant complete edition of the 1908 classic, the illustrations seem bland in comparison with either the lively wit of Ernest Shepard's drawings or Rackham's elegant and endearing detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2012

"Despite some room for improvement, this rendition lends itself equally to shared or independent reading and is likely to become as well-thumbed as it already looks. (iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
Though this adaptation of the classic cuts down on the original's more lyrical flights of fancy in favor of a closer focus on plot, the richly sentimental tone remains in full force. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

1-2-3 PEAS by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"Whether they're counting scores of peas, enjoying the rhymes and puns or relishing the funny visual quirks, families are sure to devour Baker's latest winner. Totally ap-pea-ling! (Picture book. 3-7)"
After an alphabetical, rhyming tour de force (LMNO Peas, 2010), Baker's energetic pea pack is back—this time, to count by ones and 10s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG FAT HEN by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Still, the art is gorgeous. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In vibrant full-bleed spreads, a boldly graphic rendition of ``1, 2, buckle my shoe,'' with the numbers from 1 to 10 enacted by the ``big fat hen'' and her friends and their hatching chicks. Read full book review >