Search Results: "Gris Grimly"


BOOK REVIEW

GRIS GRIMLY'S FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Grimly plainly worked hard, but, as the title indicates, the result serves his own artistic vision more than Mary Shelley's. (Graphic classic. 14 & up)"
A slightly abridged graphic version of the classic that will drive off all but the artist's most inveterate fans. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by Gris Grimly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"For those who want a little more pizzazz in their storytime fare, Grimly packs a punch in a pretty package. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Grimly goes perky in this updated take on an old classic. Read full book review >

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SANTA CLAWS by Laura Leuck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A tasty Christmas treat for kids who like their humor gross and their satires snappy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Monster Town is the setting for this mischievously macabre Christmas story, which will appeal to fans of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Read full book review >

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THE DANGEROUS ALPHABET by Neil Gaiman
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Children appear to be a secondary consideration. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Normal abecedarian fodder gets a poke in the ribcage with this most unusual alphabet tale. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND BELLA by Carolyn Crimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Two monsters with very different habits find common ground in this boo-tiful friendship tale. Read full book review >

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CREATURE CARNIVAL by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Step right up. (Poetry. 7-10)"
A true feast for all monster fans, this versified tour gathers creatures from myth, folklore, urban legends, and even films, into a decidedly unsavory sideshow. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF YORIK MORTWELL by Stephen Messer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2011

"With illustrations by the appropriately dour Grimley, this is a mix of two talents who together yield a less-than-superior product. Some art not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A ghost story that attempts to combine the macabre with the heroic fails to find its footing. Read full book review >

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MONSTER MUSEUM by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A 'Glos-scary' offers excellent definitions of all the monster variations, with enough concrete information and background to satisfy the most committed monster maniac. (Poetry. 5-10)"
This clever collection of 21 rhyming poems by the versatile Singer (Tough Beginnings: How Baby Animals Survive, p. 805, etc.) follows a group of schoolchildren on a field trip to a most unusual museum. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"All together now. (Poetry. 8-12)"
There's no printed music but few readers will feel the lack, as DiPucchio expertly recasts 18 chestnuts into rousingly icky versions that practically sing themselves. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Still, this is not a particularly scary rendition, and because its text is chopped into scattered, easily digestible passages tucked between or inside the panels, it may have more appeal to less-able readers than full versions. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Abridged but not rewritten, the classic tale is decorated with a plethora of very small, comically gothic cartoons that add an air of spooky grotesquerie. Read full book review >

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THE GRIS-GRIS MAN by Don Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"A knockabout thriller from rolling-stone Davis (Appointment with the Squire, 1995, etc.) that combines voodoo, special forces, police work, and the steamy atmosphere of the Big Easy with the surrealistic pace of a Nintendo game."
Wade Broussard is the Louisiana state trooper you call when your case involves voodoo. Read full book review >