Search Results: "Jack Todd"


BOOK REVIEW

COME AGAIN NO MORE by Jack Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Todd gives us a dull couple dwarfed by History."
Portrait of a bad marriage during the Great Depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN FALLS LIKE MERCY by Jack Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A brilliant, compelling, at times repulsive and highly readable novel."
This Western-based tale of murder, war, love and the pursuit of justice cuts a wide swath from Japan to Germany before returning home to Wyoming and leaving readers breathless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESERTION by Jack Todd
NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2001

"Hawks will not admire the sometimes self-pitying tone of Todd's narrative nor the choice that underlies his memoir, but readers with an interest in the Vietnam era will find a fresh voice in his story."
A deserter's rueful memoir of hard roads traveled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSE & POE by Jack Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A sympathetic but slight fairy tale is overshadowed by its more nuanced forebear, The Tempest."
Innocence is savagely confronted by intolerance in a modern morality tale with classical roots. 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

THE GOODBYE BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent guide to grief for a multitude of situations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bestselling author Parr turns his trademark combination of boldly colored, simple illustrations and matter-of-fact, streamlined text to the topic of loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"This picture book is A-OK. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Parr encourages readers to see mistakes as opportunities with characteristic élan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRANDPA BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Published simultaneously with The Grandma Book (ISBN: 0-316-05802-5), which shares the same message as well as some of the same text and images. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Working his way through the family one member at a time, Parr gives pre-readers a positive spin on the role of Grandpas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL YOU BE FOR HALLOWEEN? by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"This jumbled drawing makes for a frustrating ending to an uninspired look at a holiday that deserves better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From vampires to robots, this purports to be a guide to all the things that a child could be for Halloween. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THANKFUL BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Uncomplicated and worthwhile for any age. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Parr focuses his simplistic childlike art and declarative sentences on gratitude for the pleasures and wonders of a child's everyday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER TRUCKS! by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Roar on! (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this crowd-pleasing portrait gallery, 14 burly, rugged, cartoon trucks pose against monochromatic, minimally detailed backgrounds, accompanied by equally muscular captions: "Monster trucks! / Monster trucks! / Big bulldozer trucks. / Scraping and shoveling / with a sneering tooth blade, / leveling the earth / for the roads to be laid." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE THE WORLD by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Can love change the world? Here's hoping. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lots of things to love are presented in bright, bold pictures. Read full book review >