Search Results: "James Phelan"


BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVOR by James  Phelan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"A shell devoid of true action and suspense. (Horror. 13-16)"
Jesse's hunting for survivors, but he's got husks on his heels. Read full book review >

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CHASERS by James  Phelan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Overall, unlikely to satisfy any real thirst for adventure. (Adventure. 12-14)"
Four teens struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic New York City. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD by Matt Phelan
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Three true tales of adventure as grand and admirable in the telling as they were in the doing. (Graphic nonfiction. 10-13)"
With uncommon perception and a flair for visual drama, Phelan tracks three intrepid souls' solo journeys around the world. Read full book review >

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DRUTHERS by Matt Phelan
by Matt Phelan, illustrated by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Keep this for any day, not just a rainy one. (Picture book. 2 -5)"
How much fun can be packed into a rainy day? Lots, if you're like this energetic daughter-daddy duo. Read full book review >

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BLUFFTON by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Thrilling—a spirited, poignant coming-of-age vignette and an intriguing window into a little-known chapter in vaudeville history. (art not seen in full color) (author's note) (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
In this winsome, sparely spun graphic novel by Phelan (The Storm in the Barn, 2011), Henry Harrison gets a tantalizing taste of the outside world when a young Buster Keaton and more vacationing vaudevillians tumble into his small Michigan town. Read full book review >

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IN THE SEASON OF THE DAISIES by Tom Phelan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1996

"Told from each man's perspective, Phelan's debut is initially a complex, even riveting narrative, catching especially well the fractured workings of Seannie's mind, but too many voices and a clichÇd howler of a climax prove the story's undoing."
Personal tragedy wrought by misguided political action keeps an Irish town on edge for nearly 30 years, in this forceful if flawed American debut from Irish ÇmigrÇ and former priest Phelan. Read full book review >

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THE STORM IN THE BARN by Matt Phelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This is not to be missed. (Graphic fiction. 9-14)"
Eleven-year-old Jack Clark feels useless on his family's Kansas farm. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE by Matt Phelan
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Brilliant. (Graphic adaptation. 9 & up)"
Imagined through a 1920s lens, "Snow White" unfolds as a graphic novel. Read full book review >

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TWO OF A KIND by Jacqui Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2009

"Julisa and Anna are fine models for young girls looking for guidance in the ways of friendship. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What makes a true friend? Read full book review >

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THE NEW GIRL...AND ME by Jacqui Robbins
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Phelan's pale watercolor illustrations beautifully capture the gentleness and vulnerability of his young protagonists and Robbins's pitch-perfect prose makes this a subtle winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young outsider finds a best friend in the new girl in her class. Read full book review >

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FALSE FORTUNE by Twist Phelan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Phelan's fourth (Spurred Ambition, 2006, etc.) provides a worthy heroine, harrowing adventures and a satisfying mystery."
How far will the government and an Indian tribe go to avoid adverse publicity about radioactive waste buried on a reservation? Read full book review >