Search Results: "Jack Pendarvis"


BOOK REVIEW

MOVIE STARS by Jack Pendarvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"There are ghosts, too. At least, they seem like ghosts. Maybe they're just wacky neighbors."
This collection of droll, wicked, and sometimes painfully funny stories, pastiches, and comic interludes could more appropriately have been titled something like "Stellar Screw-Ups On Parade." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2005

"Satire both hilarious and profound, peppered with a few near-misses that border on the glib."
Comic Southern writer's debut collection presents a sardonic view of the tics and foibles of the odd, inept, unhappy and underemployed. 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

THE TROUBLE IN ME by Jack Gantos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers will laugh, possibly uneasily, at Jack's reckless antics and lack of impulse control, but they will probably also sympathize with his deep itch to make a change. (preface, afterword) (Historical fiction. 13-15)"
A misbegotten effort to reinvent himself leads young "Jack" to burn his notebooks and clothes, though not quite his bridges, in Gantos' latest burst of confessional fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM NORVELT TO NOWHERE by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Dollops of history and mystery, plus gross to wickedly barbed comical set pieces set in a talky, ambling, amiable odyssey. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The chase after a serial killer sparks an eventful, if not particularly life-changing, road trip in this sequel to the Newbery-winning Dead End in Norvelt (2011). Read full book review >