Search Results: "J. Fred Coots"


BOOK REVIEW

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN by J. Fred Coots
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The end effect is buoyantly boisterous, though the frenetic energy of the crowded illustrations may leave adults feeling as though they've eaten too much Christmas candy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A large teddy bear is the narrating character in this big, bright, and busy rendition of the bouncy Christmas song. Read full book review >

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GIFTS OF TIME by Fred J. Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1993

"The operating-room scenes are riveting, and the patients' stories utterly absorbing and often heart-rending: a first-rate medical casebook."
A spellbinding account of the miracles that we are coming to expect from increasingly sophisticated hi-tech medicine. Read full book review >

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SUPER JUMBO by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Broadly entertaining. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small elephant's superhero ambitions leave unintended chaos wherever he goes. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE REVERSE by Fred Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An apt choice to surprise a young football fan with the power of words. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Loosely based on real-life stories of football players who didn't look the part, this tale of confident persistence will ring true for all the kids who have been told they're too small or too female. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 18, 1990

A palatable but unexceptional installment in Saberhagen's cleverly conceived Swords series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2001

"Lacks punch because it lacks supporting evidence."
An observer's thoughts on America's perceived moral decline and its government's tendency toward autocracy. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM MERCHANT by Fred Waitzkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Thoroughly entertaining. Deeply imaginative. Highly recommended."
Waitzkin (The Last Marlin, 2000, etc.) dissects the life of a man who sells himself and other things, sprinkling the narrative with yachts, trophy homes and a cameo by Lenny Bruce. Read full book review >

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A SHARPNESS ON THE NECK by Fred Saberhagen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Neat, sober Saberhagen and immensely engaging."
Intelligent mix of historical and modern-day vampirism, with the ninth return of Saberhagen's revisionist, sharing-and-caring Prince Vlad Dracula (SÇance for a Vampire, 1994, etc), the most honorable of the undead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A splendid notion, the Faces, and this outing—plausibly blending ancient myth and modern fantasy—vastly improves on the two rather soggy previous episodes."
In Saberhagen's current fantasy series, Faces are masks of tremendous power: they sink into the head of the wearer, endowing that individual with the abilities, attributes, memories, and personalities of a god (The Arms of Hercules, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2007

"Important reading for policymakers, climate-change skeptics and anyone planning a future beyond the next decade."
Well-documented and terrifying review of the scientific evidence supporting claims that Earth teeters on the edge of a climactic precipice. Read full book review >