Search Results: "Greg Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO BECAME A BEATLE by Greg Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Strong premise—a frothy fantasy with an enjoyable backstage peek—but disappointingly uninvolving. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
This high-concept, wish-gone-awry modern fairy tale concerns an aspiring 16-year-old musician whose band, the Caverns, is splitting up. Read full book review >

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KILLER PIZZA:  THE SLICE by Greg Taylor
ADVENTURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"The same recipe as before produces predictably similar results. (Horror. 10-14)"
Touring the Killer Pizza Headquarters in New York, 14-year-olds Toby, Annabel and Strobe are sucked into a high-stakes case involving a teen runaway and a deadly Halloween sacrifice. Read full book review >

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KILLER PIZZA by Greg Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Lacking the gore and excitement of Darren Shan, Taylor's soggy first novel is an unsatisfying mouthful. (Horror. 10-14)"
Thinking he will have an opportunity to further his culinary skills, 14-year-old Toby McGill accepts a job at a local pizza shop. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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SUSAN SONTAG
by Michael Valinsky

In her new short story collection, Debriefing, Susan Sontag showcases her incredible skill at drawing readers in through jarring narrative gestures, confusing character arcs, and an unremittingly flirtatious tendency to poke fun at the possibilities of the imagination. “As a young writer Sontag wasn’t interested in the more conventional kind of fiction that was based in scene-making. She was after ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THANK YOU BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A smooth union of words and art to illustrate an important message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
One day Bear finds a small box, "the greatest thing ever," and sets out to give it to Mouse, certain he will love it. Read full book review >

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WILLOUGHBY & THE LION by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"In spite of this Foley's signature sweetness is definitely present and accounted for. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Willoughby Smith doesn't much like his new home but learns that all is not lost when he discovers a magical wish-giving lion stuck on a rock in his backyard. Read full book review >