Search Results: "Jack Handey"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STENCH OF HONOLULU by Jack Handey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"The best comedic novel in years. Handey is a master. Fans will be quoting lines from this book for a long time. If you like the work of George Saunders, this one's for you."
Deep Thoughts creator Handey (What I'd Say to the Martians, 2008, etc.) pens his first novel, an absurd adventure set in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FISH ON A DISH! by Jack Tickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bouncy underwater fun. (Picture book. 2-5) "
A trio of peppy penguins has a surprisingly hard time catching a fish for dinner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A sobering and much needed call to action."
A compassionate, thoughtful analysis of an alarming and increasingly frequent phenomenon in our rapidly diversifying society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEET DIZZY DINOSAUR! by Jack Tickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Tailor-made for ticklers and ticklees alike. (Picture book. 1-3)"
From authorial pseudonym on, an invitation to interact with a jolly red dinosaur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITING RADAR by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A standout among writing guides, valuable for its sage and friendly encouragement and for the sheer fun of hanging out with Jack. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Advice on writing from one of the best writers around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK ADRIFT by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2003

"By the end, the family is about to head back over the Outer Banks in high spirits, having found a silver lining in all of the insanity. (Short stories. 8-12)"
When his father enlists in the Navy Seabees, Jack Henry is off to Cape Hatteras for his fourth-grade year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Mature readers will find this harsh tale softened by unusual empathy and leavened by genuinely funny events. (Fiction. 11-13)"
If Rotten Ralph were a boy instead of a cat, he might be Joey, the hyperactive hero of Gantos's new book, except that Joey is never bad on purpose. Read full book review >