Search Results: "Ian Bone"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP ROUGH TONIGHT by Ian Bone
FICTION
Released: April 7, 2005

"Originally published in Australia, this is one of those novels with huge male appeal that also has psychological underpinnings satisfying to a wide range of readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sporting with the seniors and getting your head dunked in the toilet is mere child's play compared to the damage Jockey, returning from jail, can do. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2004

"Bone's deft, poetic writing does full justice to the heavy complexities of the human psyche. (Fiction. YA)"
A searing account of violence with heartbreaking long-term effects. Read full book review >

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FAST FORWARD: TIME TRAP by Ian Bone
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Kaz's defeat of the wicked femmes fatales Mrs. Leigh and Mrs. Bates, told in prose, script and storyboards, continues to entertain. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Kaz defeats both metaphorical and genuine evil in this mildly amusing if didactic second installment of the Fast Forward series. Read full book review >

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FAST FORWARD by Ian Bone
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A pity, as this would have been entertaining. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Film buff Hamish becomes a hero of sorts when he is chosen by the power of the Vidz to fight evil. Read full book review >

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ALISON DARE: THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious concept in need of some polish. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
An extremely promising premise disappoints with its flat, awkward construction. Read full book review >

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FIRE BONE! by Robert W. Bone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2014

"Though it could probably be a good 100 pages shorter, Bone's memoir is served with verve and good humor."
The author, a veteran journalist and travel writer, looks back on his long career. Read full book review >

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DON’T SPILL THE BEANS! by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Great for storytimes on secrets or as a special birthday gift. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"What's THAT, Bear? / Don't spill the beans! / Don't let it slip! / Don't give it away! / Just button your lip!" Read full book review >

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THE CURIOSITY CABINET by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Graphite wizardry notwithstanding, a showcase or keepsake with more personal than general meaning. (introduction) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a series of atmospheric tableaux, the distinguished Canadian author/illustrator portrays mementos and images from visits to each province and territory over his long career. Read full book review >

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BOY OF THE DEEPS by Ian Wallace
Released: April 1, 1999

"Wallace's simple and direct language gives the story power; the textured and shadowy illustrations, as still as photographs, convey what it was like to grow up long ago, when a boy went to do a man's work, and toiled willingly alongside his Da. (Picture book. 6-11)"
Wallace tells a story about his grandfather, who worked in the mines. Read full book review >

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STALIN'S TEARDROPS by Ian Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Amazingly inventive—but too often inattentive or downright eccentric in the execution."
Another story collection from the prolific Watson (Salvage Rites, Evil Water, Slow Birds), this one comprising 12 tall tales published between 1985 and 1990. Read full book review >