Search Results: "James Bowen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB by James Bowen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014

"A simple, heartwarming story of continued companionship and mutual trust and respect. Though the book is averagely written, it is sure to be another best-seller."
The continuing story of a London busker and his feline friend, Bob. Read full book review >

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A STREET CAT NAMED BOB by James Bowen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"A rich, moving story of the link between a street-wise cat and a man who earns his living on the streets—perfect for cat lovers."
How a cat helped one man on the road to recovery from drugs. Read full book review >

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GATHERING by Betsy Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The only thing missing in this book is a section on negative numbers, to record the thermometer readings of -34¯ in darkest December! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bowen follows up her boundary waters alphabet book Antler, Bear, Canoe (1991) with a book of numbers that follows the sun's rays through the seasons. Read full book review >

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STRANDED AT PLIMOTH PLANTATION 1626 by Gary Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Bowen's reputation rests secure as the crafter of scrupulously researched, beautifully illustrated stories. (Book- of-the-Month Club/History Book Club alternate selections) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An enthralling account of everyday life at Plimoth Plantation in 1626-27. Read full book review >

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ANTLER, BEAR, CANOE by Betsy Bowen
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Well-chosen bits of information combine with the woodcut's vigorous black and skillfully added watercolor to give the flavor of this attractive region. (Picture book. 5-9)*justify no*"
In a picture book debut that uses handsome woodcuts to present a regional theme (recalling Azarian's A Farmer's Alphabet, 1981), Bowen chooses subjects that typify Minnesota's north woods, cleverly ordering them by a year's cycle as well as by the alphabet. ``Fishing'' can be done through March's ice; ``Junk'' appears when the snow melts; ``Loons'' hatch in July, when ``Northern lights'' may appear; and so on to ``Zero,'' December's cold. Read full book review >

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TRACKS IN THE WILD by Betsy Bowen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Still, a lovely book, intelligently conceived and beautifully executed. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
The author-illustrator of Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year (1991) takes a second look at the forest near her Minnesota home, once again structuring her material creatively to explicate her theme. Read full book review >

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TELL ME, PRETTY MAIDEN by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2008

"Not as satisfying as Molly's last adventure (In Dublin's Fair City, 2007, etc.), but bolstered by sharp historical backgrounds and wacky adventures."
Molly Murphy's detective agency suddenly has too many cases for the independent Irish lass to solve alone. Read full book review >

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WORST CASE SCENARIO by Michael Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

Everybody at the Contemporary Policy Dynamics Conference, it seems, wants something other than enlightenment about policy dynamics. Read full book review >

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THE STICK GAME by Peter Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

Laconic Gabriel Du Pr‚, a native Montanan who drinks when he drives, rolls his own, and talks back to his gal-pal Madelaine (but only in his mind), wonders why so many kids on the reservation are born with birth defects or suddenly turn bad—genetics or ecological crises? Read full book review >

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IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

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POWER OVER DEATH by Courtney Bowen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2014

"A slow-paced fantasy series installment that lacks a truly climactic showdown."
The third volume in Bowen's (Servants and Followers, 2014, etc.) epic-fantasy Legends of Arria series. Read full book review >

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EVAN AND ELLE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Evans and the denizens of Llanfair continue to charm and amuse, but this time they're the victims, along with the reader, of the mystery's mind-boggling confusion."
Constable Evan Evans of the North Wales Police, a one-man force in tiny Llanfair (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), is intrigued by the latest venture of his schoolteacher girlfriend Bronwen Price. Read full book review >