Search Results: "Greg Ruth"


BOOK REVIEW

COMING HOME by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Though it's on the manipulative side, it should be helpful for children anticipating a parent's return. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nearly wordless picture book chronicles the wait for reunion after a troop plane lands. Read full book review >

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THE LOST BOY by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A refreshing fantasy in which not all is spelled out, with tantalizing hints at a sequel. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A mysterious reel-to-reel tape player may solve a local mystery, but it may also lead to gravest peril. Read full book review >

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OTHER WORLDS by Jon Scieszka
edited by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"The perennially tantalizing 'What if…' gets an above-average workout here. (author bios; not seen) (Short stories. 10-13)"
The fourth Guys Read collection presents an all-star lineup with nine new stories and one oldie-but-goody. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIRATE’S GUIDE TO FIRST GRADE by James Preller
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2010

"Good fun, me hearties. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy with pirates on the brain navigates the first day of school. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS by Lewis Buzbee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"The sights, sounds and stenches of 19th-century London are palpable even without the moody black-and-white illustrations. (note on 'Children and Charles Dickens') (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Twelve-year-old Meg Pickel hasn't slept a single night in the six months since her 15-year-old brother Orion mysteriously disappeared. Read full book review >

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THE SEA WOLVES by Christopher Golden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"An odd but well-executed idea. (Paranormal adventure. 10-16)"
Young Jack London continues his supernatural adventures as the authors soup up London's original The Sea Wolf to fit the current paranormal craze. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Comics artist Ruth provides a few atmospheric illustrations to this fast-paced, authentically styled caper. (cast list, endpaper map) (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a fresh go at an angle taken by Robert Newman back in the '80s, Mack and Citrin present a hitherto-undocumented case from the point of view of the squad of street children Holmes occasionally employed. Read full book review >

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RED KITE, BLUE KITE by Ji-li Jiang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Though this is told against the backdrop of a dark part of Chinese history, any child coping with separation from a loved one may find comfort in this story. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Set during the Cultural Revolution in China, a heartwarming tale of a father and son whose love never stops soaring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD by Christopher Golden
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Sloppy plotting and a slow setup make this whitewash of randy, alcoholic, socialist London unsatisfying; let's hope future volumes show improvement. (Historical fantasy. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Jack London heads to the Yukon Territory in search of gold, adventure and his place in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INDEH by Ethan Hawke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A beautiful, elegiac entree to an era of violent transition."
Hawke (Rules for a Knight, 2015, etc.) and Ruth (The Lost Boy, 2013, etc.) deliver an impressionistic overview of the Apache Wars, fought between the United States Army and several bands of Apache tribes in the southwest territories of mid-1800s America. Read full book review >

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ROLLING THUNDER by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A deeply felt if sketchy companion for Eve Bunting's The Wall, illustrated by Ronald Himler (1990), or the plethora of introductions to the Memorial Day holiday. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A tribute to the massive annual motorcycle rally in Washington, D.C., that honors our country's veterans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD TURTLE by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Adults searching to explain the mysteries of life to patient children will find these three a reverent answer. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The third Old Turtle story is a companion to the previous two (Old Turtle, illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee, 1992, and Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, illustrated by Jon J Muth, 2003) and focuses on defining the purpose of life. Read full book review >