Search Results: "Greg Kiser"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2011

"A bold, brazen thriller with a serious commentary on the future of information."
A hardboiled techno-thriller about the trials and tribulations of the dawning information age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1995

"A portrait of one man staring into America's societal abyss shouldn't be this superficial."
A well-meaning but ultimately unsatisfying account of a priest's work with youths in the barrio of East LA. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTHDAY THING by SuAnn Kiser
Released: March 20, 1989

While his mother works in her home office, Timothy goes to the kitchen and mixes up some dough (flour, salt, water) to make her a present "that no one else could give her." Read full book review >

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The Firebrand Legacy by T.K. Kiser
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A rousing saga of magic and mystery that leaves the door wide open for a sequel and more."
Magic is both friend and foe in Kiser's debut YA fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE CATSPRING SOMERSAULT FLYING ONE-HANDED FLIP-FLOP by SuAnn Kiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Willy's feelings from a dreamy title-page take of her considering a frog to her breathless triumph at the end. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Willy's been practicing something ``truly amazing,'' but no one will stop working long enough to watch—two sisters are baking bread; a brother is feeding the babies; three more sisters are helping Mama peg out clothes; other sibs help Papa with the livestock—and all of them want Willy to help them. Read full book review >

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COMMANDER OF THE FAITHFUL by John W. Kiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"Indifferently written and burdened by invented dialogue, but notable for illustrating that the meeting of civilizations need not always produce a clash."
Biography of a moderate Arab leader in an age of intransigence and empire building. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Muslims and Christians can live together, Kiser's poignant narrative asserts, and extremism comes to no good end."
A heart-wrenching tale of French monks slaughtered by Islamic extremists in Algeria. Read full book review >

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GOOD LUCK BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Once again, Foley's unpretentious Bear and Mouse deliver profound wisdom in a sweetly understated manner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Foley's waif-like bear cub is back with another life lesson for little ones (Don't Worry Bear, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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OLD SCHOOL by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Harmless fun that neither rocks the boat nor swings for the fences. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
The Wimpy Kid series marches on. Read full book review >

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DEATH GOES ON RETREAT by Carol Anne O’Marie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Full of inane conversation, paeans of praise to the scenery, and coincidence stretched to unconvincing lengths: this sixth in the series is only for the author's fondest fans."
San Francisco's Sister Mary Helen is once again embroiled in a murder case (Murder Makes a Pilgrimage, 1993, etc.), this time while on retreat at St. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An appealingly colorful, deadpan account of a remarkably audacious and creative criminal. (glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Geisel winner Pizzoli turns from early readers to biography with this story of a consummate 20th-century con man. Read full book review >

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THE WATERMELON SEED by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A humorous vignette with deliciously bright colors that leap from the page. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A watermelon-loving crocodile worries over a swallowed seed in this balmy tale. Read full book review >